JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Tuesday, members of the Jackson City Council discussed garbage collection. Many of them said they want to continue garbage collections twice a week.
They were asked to vote on a non-binding resolution, which recommended the mayor to negotiate one of the four proposals for residential collection services.
After multiple disagreements in a 5-2 vote, the council recommended the mayor negotiate the waste management contract of his choice.
“This whole process that you are engaged in right now, be very clear, does not have to exist. This process is here in order to give you a voice in order for you to say, ‘Listen, this is what my community is telling me,'” said Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba.
The mayor is expected to present his recommendations in the next city council meeting after reviewing two proposals.