Councilor Stokes organizes town hall garbage collection

Jackson City Councilman Kenneth Stokes held a town hall meeting Wednesday night at New Mt. Olive Baptist Church to give people an opportunity to voice their concerns about trash pickup. Richard’s Construction has been collecting trash for nearly three weeks. Many have complained about late pickups and the smell of their staging facility at Hawkins Field. There is still the question of whether or not the New Orleans-based company should be picking up trash, from a legal standpoint. .Stokes called the garbage company’s new site “environmental racism”. It also asks people with differences to contact agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Environmental Quality. The lawyer representing the city council, Deshun Martin, also attended the town hall meeting. we’re going back to regular order and that regular order in a democracy is majority rule, 50 plus 1,” Martin said.

Jackson City Councilman Kenneth Stokes held a town hall meeting Wednesday night at the New Mt. Olive Baptist Church to give people a chance to voice their concerns about garbage pickup.

Richard’s Construction has been picking up trash for nearly three weeks.

Many have complained about late pickups and the smell of their staging facility at Hawkins Field.

There is still the question of whether or not the New Orleans-based company should be picking up trash, from a legal standpoint.

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba has sued Jackson City Council over an emergency garbage contract that members have repeatedly rejected.

Stokes called the garbage company’s new site “environmental racism”. It also asks people with differences to contact agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Environmental Quality.

The lawyer representing the city council, Deshun Martin, also attended the public meeting.

“We pray that the level leaders will rise, and that we will return to regular order and that the regular order in a democracy will be majority rule, 50 plus 1,” Martin said.

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