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Posted on: June 17, 2019

Affordable housing project planned in Jackson neighborhood

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Plans for an affordable housing project were unveiled Monday, June 17 by the City of Jackson and several community partners. The City is working with Greater Jackson Habitat for Humanity and Community Action Agency to build 14 new homes for low-to-moderat...

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

Steward Ave. closed for construction

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A major roadway near Downtown Jackson is receiving long-awaited attention. Steward Avenue from Wildwood Avenue to W. Ganson Street will be closed to through traffic staring Monday, June 17 so crews can replace a water main under the street and repair dama...

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Jackson City Council June 11, 2019 meeting

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Stopping gun violence, supporting LGBTQ rights, and a new traffic circle. Watch this video to see what was decided at the June 11, 2019 Jackson City Council meeting.

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

E. Ganson St. closed on Jackson's east side for three weeks

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E. Ganson Street at Edgewood Street will be closed starting Monday, June 10 and lasting the next three weeks.

This is part of ongoing work to replace a water main in this east side neighborhood near Loomis Park.

The intersection will be completely shut do...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Gun Violence Awareness Day in Jackson

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Mayor Derek Dobies has signed a Mayoral Proclamation that declares June 7, 2019 as Gun Violence Awareness Day in Jackson. In this video Mayor Dobies talks about what the City of Jackson is doing to stop gun violence in the community. 

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

New recreation activities added to Blackman Park in Downtown Jackson

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Fun for the whole family can now be found in a popular park in Downtown Jackson. The City of Jackson Parks and Recreation Department has completed the installation of new recreation activities in Horace Blackman Park.

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

June is LGBTQ Pride Month in City of Jackson

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Mayor Derek Dobies has signed a Mayoral Proclamation that declares June, 2019 as LGBTQ Pride Month in the City of Jackson. 

Watch this video to learn more about Pride Month and ongoing efforts to make Jackson a more inclusive city. 

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Fourth Street construction project repaving street, redesigning intersections

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The City of Jackson Engineering Division is preparing for a large construction project that will impact a busy roadway on the City’s southwest side. Starting Monday, June 3, crews will begin work on Fourth Street, focusing on replacing pavement ...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

City Council passes ordinance that allows harm reduction effort in Jackson

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The City of Jackson is supporting a new effort that intends to battle the opioid epidemic and stop the spread of infectious disease in the city. At its Tuesday, May 28 meeting, the Jackson City Council passed the final adoption of an ordinance that allows...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

Jackson City Council May 28, 2019 Meeting

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Watch this video to see what was approved at the May 28, 2019 meeting of the Jackson City Council. 

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Crews to fully reconstruct portion of Second Street in Jackson

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Efforts to repair streets and replace aging infrastructure are ramping up in the City of Jackson. Construction on a residential street in Jackson’s Under the Oaks neighborhood is set to begin Tuesday, May 28. One block of Second Street between W...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

New rules for fireworks use in City of Jackson

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As Jackson residents plan summer holiday celebrations, they will want to be aware of new rules about fireworks. In December, 2018, Gov. Rick Snyder signed new rules for using fireworks in Michigan. The Jackson City Council changed the City of Jackson&...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Jackson Police Dept. giving out free gun locks to community

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In an effort to encourage responsible gun ownership, the Jackson Police Department is providing free gun locks to the Jackson community. The gun locks are made available through Project ChildSafe, a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation to pr...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Jackson City Council Meeting May 14, 2019

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Watch this video to see what was decided at the May 14, 2019 meeting of the Jackson City Council. 

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Groundbreaking event for The 200 development

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Construction on The 200 mixed-use development officially began Tuesday, May 14 with a groundbreaking event in downtown Jackson. The four story building located at the corner of Pearl and Jackson will feature 86 apartments with commercial space on the firs...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Jackson Law Enforcement Memorial held in downtown Jackson

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The Jackson Law Enforcement Memorial was held on Wednesday, May 8 in downtown Jackson. 

The annual memorial honors fallen officers from the Jackson area. 

It's a collaboration of the Jackson Police Department, the Jackson County Sheriff's ...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Assessor's Office conducting photo survey of Jackson homes this spring/summer

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The City of Jackson Assessor's Office is conducting a photo survey of Jackson homes this spring/summer season. 

City staff will be going out in neighborhoods across Jackson in marked city vehicles to take photos of residential properties. ...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Construction on four Jackson streets taking place in May

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Construction on four City of Jackson streets is set to start within the next week. The streets are located in downtown Jackson and in a north side neighborhood.

The first two streets getting attention haven’t seen substantial repairs in decades. ...

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

CITY COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS: April 23 meeting

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What to do with the State of Michigan Lead Copper Rule Water Rate Increase was the main topic of discussion at last night's council meeting. Watch this video to see what was considered by the council. 

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

City of Jackson 2018 Annual Report ready to view

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The City of Jackson 2018 Annual Report has been accepted and placed on file by the Jackson City Council. 

The annual report highlights the accomplishments and innovations of City leaders and departments over the past year. 

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

City of Jackson wins tap water taste test award

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The City of Jackson is raising a glass to a special award that honors the tastiness of our drinking water. At its annual Spring Regional Meeting in Livonia on April 9, the Michigan Section of the American Water Works Association awarded the City of Jackso...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Spring newsletter going out to Jackson residents

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The Spring 2019 newsletter is being mailed out to City of Jackson residents. Residents can now look forward to getting the latest news from the City of Jackson once a season. 

The spring issue contains information about new features at parks, road...

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

CITY COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS: April 9 meeting

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Watch this video to see what was decided at the April 9 meeting of the Jackson City Council. 

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Income Tax Division: Self-prepared City tax returns cannot be e-filed, must be mailed in

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With the 2018 tax year filing deadline approaching, the City of Jackson Income Tax Division would like to remind filers that the computer program Turbo Tax does not electronically file your tax return. Many pop-up, or mall tax preparers also do not file e...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

City receives award for downtown street conversion

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Major changes to the way residents move around Downtown Jackson is getting statewide attention. At its 3rd Annual Award Ceremony on Thursday, April 4, the Lansing-Jackson Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers honored the City of Jackson and th...

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

"Evicted" named Mayor's 2019 Book of the Year

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Mayor Derek Dobies has selected the Pulitzer Prize winning book "Evicted" by Matthew Desmond as the 2019 Mayor's Book of the Year.  

Watch this video learn more about this year's selection. 

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

CITY COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS: March 26 meeting

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Watch this video to see what was decided at the March 26 meeting of the Jackson City Council. 

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Road construction season starts with street resurfacing in west side neighborhood

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The City of Jackson is getting an early start on road construction season. On Thursday, March 21, crews will continue efforts to resurface three neighborhood streets on Jackson’s west side.

These streets are currently in poor condition and have not receive...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Home makeover: Family's house rehabbed by the City of Jackson

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The Bentley family has lived in a two story house on Merriman Street in Jackson for 12 years. While it is a familiar setting, they’re now seeing it with new eyes following a big makeover. “It’s like a whole new house,&rdq...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Jackson City Council Meeting March 12

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Watch this video to see what was decided at the March 12 meeting of the Jackson City Council.

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Jackson City Council unanimously approves resolution to rename Francis Street for Martin Luther King

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At Thursday night’s special City Council meeting, the Jackson City Council unanimously approved a resolution to rename Francis Street, from Cooper Street to South Street, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The street will soon be known as Martin Luther Ki...

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Jackson City Council Meeting Feb. 26

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Watch this video to see what was decided at the Feb. 26 meeting of the Jackson City Council. 

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Jackson City Council passes new ordinance to help displaced renters

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The Jackson City Council has enacted a pioneering ordinance to help renters in the City of Jackson who have been forced from their homes because of dangerous living conditions.

At their Feb. 12 meeting, council members gave final approval to the Relocation...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Jackson City Council Meeting Feb. 12

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Watch this video to see what was decided at the Tuesday, Feb. 12 meeting of the Jackson City Council. 

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Get involved with city government by joining a board or commission

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The City of Jackson is currently accepting applications for the boards and commissions listed below. If you are interested in applying for an open position, click on this link for an application and follow the application submission procedures.  ...

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Get involved with City government by joining a board or commission

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The City of Jackson is currently accepting applications for the following boards and commissions: 

BUILDING BOARD CODE OF APPEALS:

There are currently two vacancies on the Building Code Board of Appeals.  We are in need of two citizens. &a...

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