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Lumumba Working On Transition

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     Mayor-elect Chokwe Lumumba is making transition plans, getting ready to take the oath of office July first as Jackson's next leader.   

     Lumumba says he's examining the organizational charts to see how various city agencies and departments are set up.

     Once Lumumba becomes mayor, it's unclear if top department heads will have to reapply for their positions. Many managers are considered at will employees and don't have civil service protection.

     Lumumba says everyone will be given adequate notice"if we decide to retain them or if we decide not to retain them."

     One manager that's likely to be out is police chief Rebecca Coleman.

     Lumumba has said he wants the city's top cop to live in Jackson. Coleman resides in Clinton.  

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