Here are highlights of what happened at the May 24, 2022 meeting of the Jackson City Council:
- 6 new street lights are coming to Jackson neighborhoods. The City Council approved the installation of the new street lights on Loeser Avenue, W. High Street and Randolph Street.
- The Greenwood apartment development took one step closer to becoming a reality. The City Council approved a PILOT program for the 51-unit workforce housing development on Greenwood Avenue. This program reduces the tax liability on the developer and is an important step for developers to seek further funding for affordable housing complexes.
- The MLK Corridor Improvement Authority could be expanding its boundaries. The City Council set a hearing in July for residents to comment on the proposal. Expanding the authority district will bring more tax revenue to be used for revitalization efforts on the City’s south side. The improvement authority captures existing property taxes and uses those funds to reinvest in the neighborhood.
- The City Council voted to approve several summer events, such as Paws in the Park, the Rose Parade, and Jackson Pride Festival.
- The City’s budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year was approved by the City Council.
A recording of the meeting is available on this page.