Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Doing business with Jackson

Mayor Tony Yarber issued the following press release:


2nd Annual “Doing Business with the City” Networking Reception Set for Dec. 10
Mayor to Make Announcement about City’s Lot Program

The City of Jackson hosts the 2nd Annual “Doing Business with the City” networking reception on Dec. 10, at the Jackson Convention Center, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Mayor Tony T. Yarber will make a major announcement about the city’s Lot Program during the reception. The event also will feature an update from the Department of Public works about the 1 Percent Master Plan, the city’s first “Developers’ Roundtable” and the roll-out of the city’s contract compliance and certification software.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Code for, " come and meet us in person. Bring your Benjamin's if you want to stay in business"

Anonymous said...

I'm doing business with the city. I bought a house in Madison and terminated my water services in September. Still getting water bills, which are mailed to my new address in Madison-so they got my term letter . Called city and they are "investigating my situation." Got a bill today saying I owe $700 plus for October to present. $700 for the months after I terminated services. I sent them the documentation and they are still investigating. FML

Anonymous said...

1:24 am I just had a water issue where an error had been made and it was very nicely and quickly resolve.

Perhaps it's your approach.

Anonymous said...

Please see Alcorn story before posting all the " Jackson is doomed" comments.

Anonymous said...

I am doing a lot of business in Jackson. I buy my bottled water at a Jackson Kroger because I'm scared to drink the brown water from my faucet. I buy new tires in Jackson when the pop from hitting potholes. I get my car's front end realignment in Jackson after driving the streets, which are equalivant to those in a third world country...lots of growth opportunities for new tire stores, water etc

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good idea. Can't drink the water in Jackson, buy your water at a Jackson store. Ruin a tire in the craters in Jackson streets, buy new tires at a Jackson store. How about after some of the Jackson finest steal everything in your house, buy new stuff at a Jackson store.

Anonymous said...

Once a month the water were I work in Jackson for about a week turn real brown but always turn back clear. Old timers say this has being go on for years and there is no health problem. I do wonder what is going on but I will be leaving soon so I will never know but I will not miss brown drinking water.

Anonymous said...

Come to the event and offer your help/suggestions, or provide in another manner if you are unable to attend . . . or SHUT UP!

Anonymous said...

Hizzoner forgot to put in the qualifer in his presser - if you want to do business with the City of Jackson, be sure to bring your minority partner - cause you aint gettng no work from the city unless the right pockets are being lined.

Anonymous said...

You have to show up to the "reception" so Phony Yarber's team can thrust out their hands and tell you there are no rules except one. In PayToPlayville dysfunction is the order of every day. Those who don't immediately "get it" are shuffled off to a secret back room for personal counseling with a Yarber crony. Don't get distracted by the devotees standing in the corner chanting 'downtown, downtown, downtown' as that is only the DJP staff doing their transcendental vibrations. The broken pipe, pothole and sewage discharge EcoDevo Tour starts immediately following the reception. On your way to the tour bus please consider making a small donation to the Jackson Convention Center Deficit Relief Fund. There will be a plastic bucket on both sides of the door to accept your loose change.

Anonymous said...

@8:49 AM
Really? Or do you work there?

First they told me that it was because they did not accept termination letters by mail. I had to email them the screen shot of their own website where it says to mail in a letter. My real concern is that they have been investigating yet I am still incurring charges while they look into the matter of who was supposed to have processed my termination. They still have not terminated the service.

Anonymous said...

Moratorium on water disconnects. Feel free to steal.

Anonymous said...

Hell, 6:26 - there has been an undeclared moratorium for years - at least for a portion of the citizenary. And people have evidently felt free to steal all along.

Anonymous said...

Madison and Brandon must really suck if the residents feel the need to get mad online and constantly vent about a neighboring city's problems.

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