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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Jackson City Hall closed Friday, April 19 & Monday, April 22

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Jackson City Hall will be closed for the Easter holiday weekend Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22. 

City Hall will re-open on Tuesday, April 23. 

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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

Railroad construction closes section of MLK Drive for two weeks

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A section of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (formerly Francis Street) will shut down for two weeks as Amtrak crews reconstruct a railroad crossing. 

MLK Drive between Louis Glick Highway and Pearl Street will close at 8 a.m. Monday, April 15 and is ...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

How do you feel about public art in Jackson? Take this quick survey!

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The Jackson Public Arts Commission is looking for feedback from the community about public art efforts in Jackson. 

Please take this anonymous survey so the commission can better understand the community's opinions about public art. 

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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 25, 2019

Jackson Environmental Commission holding first meeting March 27

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A new city commission that’s tasked with creating a cleaner, greener future in Jackson is finally taking shape. The Jackson Environmental Commission is holding its first meeting on Wednesday, March 27.

Spearheaded by Jackson Mayor Derek Dobies, the Jackson...

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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 7, 2019

Celebrating Women's History Month in Jackson

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March is Women’s History Month! The City of Jackson is celebrating by honoring trailblazing women from our past and present. Throughout March, City Hall staff will bring you posts that shed light on local women who have made an impact in our com...

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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 4, 2019

Celebrating Black History Month in Jackson

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February is Black History Month! 

The City of Jackson is celebrating by honoring African American residents from Jackson's past and present.

Throughout February 2019, Assistant to the City Manager Amber Clark and Public Information Officer Aaron Di...

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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: February 5, 2019

2018 Income Tax forms now available

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City of Jackson Income Tax forms are now posted on the City's website. 

Follow this link for the 2018 forms

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO: Jackson City Council Meeting Jan. 29

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Watch this video to see what the Jackson City Council decided at its Jan. 29 meeting. 

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

National Day of Racial Healing in Jackson

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Mayor Derek Dobies has declared Tuesday Jan. 22, 2019 as the National Day of Racial Healing in the City of Jackson. Watch this video to see how the City is participating in this nationwide event. Click on this link to learn more about this effort.&nbs...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Jackson City Council Meeting Jan. 15

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Road repair millages, a new traffic, and relocation assistance for displaced tenants were big topics of discussion at the Jan. 15 meeting of the Jackson City Council. Watch this video to see what was decided. 

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

Jackson: City of Sculptures! See the sculptures changing the visual landscape of the city

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The City of Jackson recently saw two new sculptures put into place. One at the eastern gateway to Downtown, which was constructed by Edward "Steampunk Eddie" Thayer, and another at the new Kibby Road roundabout, which is a work by Mark Muhich. W...

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

Success through code compliance: How a Jackson couple took extra steps to restore historic home

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The removal of decades-old siding is bringing a beautiful home on Jackson’s east side back to life.  “I am just glad it is going to be done the way we want it,” said Property Owner Chris Parker.  

When it was inspected in fall 2017, inspe...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Jackson City Council Meeting Dec. 11

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Marijuana ordinances, special tax assessments for street repairs, and a new roundabout were all up for consideration at the Tuesday Dec. 11 meeting of the Jackson City Council.  Watch this video to see what was decided. 

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Posted on: November 20, 2018

New human trafficking ordinances take effect Dec. 13

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At their meeting on Nov. 13, 2018, the Jackson City Council approved an ordinance that requires certain establishments in the City of Jackson to display a human trafficking hotline poster. The ordinance takes effect Dec. 13, 2018. Not displaying this post...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Jackson City Council meeting Nov. 27

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Watch this video to find out what happened at the special meeting of the Jackson City Council on Nov. 27. 

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Posted on: November 27, 2018

Jackson Police Department looking for reserve officers

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The City of Jackson Police Department is looking for community members interested in becoming reserve officers.  Reserves are volunteers who assist the Jackson Police Department serving the citizens of Jackson.  Reserves may assist regul...

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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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Posted on: November 8, 2018

New fire truck arrives at Jackson Fire Department

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 A new fire truck is reporting for duty at the Jackson Fire Department. The new “Tower 8” rig arrived at the fire department on Tuesday Nov. 6 after more than a year of planning. This is the first ladder truck the department h...

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Posted on: October 9, 2018

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Jackson City Council meeting Oct. 9

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Watch this video to see what the Jackson City Council voted on at the Oct. 9, 2018 meeting:  

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