Friday, March 6, 2020

Mayor Says Zoo Contract Almost Signed

Jackson Mayor and Lord Protector Chokwe Antar Lumumba told the City Council Tuesday night that a contract would soon be signed with Zooceanarium to manage the Jackson Zoo. WAPT reported:

Neither Jackson nor Zooceanarium has the required USDA Class C license.

Zooceanarium recently opened the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station.


Go Baby Chok said...

Fortunately Jackson is blessed with a mayor with extensive wildlife management experience. Unfortunately this experience is limited to two legged animals.

Anonymous said...

Antard has the TV Newsers so thoroughly duped.

Anonymous said...

According to Baby Chok, it's been almost signed for 6 months.

thomas said...

What Jackson NEEDS!(IMO)
1. Road repair
2. More police
3. Water system fixed
4. Business environment improved to attract new businesses
5. More carriers at Jackson Int’l
6. Then the ZOO!

Anonymous said...





Anonymous said...

Duped is mild. Has anyone from print, tv or radio asked one of the most basic questions - how much does the city have to contribute, either in cash or like kind, on an annual basis as part of the contract? Lazy and incompetent. We all know they made a contribution every year in the past. Why the secrecy? As a Jackson resident and taxpayer, I think I have the right to know just like the public bid opening when they bid out a new construction project.

Anonymous said...

I hope the animals are not "almost" fed.

Anonymous said...

I almost won the lottery.

Anonymous said...

I'm moving to Madison. The Mayor doubling down on the damn zoo defies logic and proves the City is a long, long way from any progress. Maybe, I will move back once the voters decide they are sick of the status quo & elect adults.

Anonymous said...

1-its a Dubai based company.

2-no clear date for grand reopening

3-neighborhood around the zoo looks like scenic Mogadishu, Somalia.

4-roads around the zoo are worse than roads in scenic Mogadishu.

5-sorry the animals have become hostage to this crap show. the animals would be happier in a zoo where wild dogs cant kill them. (again, that's also like Mogadishu.)

That part of West Jackson needs to be bulldozed like they have done to neighborhoods in Detroit. consolidate people and create creative space within the city for farming, dairy, community green space...

Anonymous said...

This guy is a great Mayor !!!!!

He can do as much in three years as:

Mayor Russell Davis could accomplish within one month.
Mayor Allen Thompson could accomplish within one week.
Mayor Dale Danks could accomplish within one day.

Pappy Lumumba would be proud.

"Go get em'sport "
(Keep up the good work).

Now can ya talk about Jackson streets ?

Thank you Mister Mayor.

Anonymous said...

I took my foster child to the zoo in Hattiesburg on a Saturday 2 weeks ago. Could not find a park! Had to park in a church parking lot a block over from the entrance. The Zoo was packed, clean, pretty nice and family oriented. We all had a great time, Very, very safe!

TheClintonscantsuicideusall said...

Jackson Mayor and Lord Protector Chokwe Antar Lumumba told the City Council Tuesday night that a contract would soon be signed with Zooceanarium to manage the Jackson Zoo.Soon to be signed. How many times has he said this? "You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means"

Anonymous said...

So maybe it opens. Maybe it does not. Why all the poison and animosity?

Anonymous said...

Thanks to the dedicated employees and food companies the animals are being fed.

fed up in Jackson said...

Mayor and city council all need to be replaced. They don't even have enough pride in themselves to lead this city to pick up trash....let alone, use equipment we already own to fill potholes!!

Anonymous said...

3:23, that can't happen because the contract isn't finalized.

Meaning it is therefore not a public document.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Yo Gotti can help Antard with the zoo?

Anonymous said...

10:06 - so what? I'm not asking for the contract. I'm asking for transparency. All you have to do is ask the Mayor how much this contract is going to cost the city. Then the people can decide if it's worth the cost. The zoo cannot support itself and while I don't mind some city money being used, this has the potential for being a huge drain on city finances when we have many, many other priorities. It's a substandard attraction in a decrepit part of town and the taxpayers have a right to know what we're getting into.

Anonymous said...

20 years ago a contract was 'almost signed' for a theme park in Madison.

Anonymous said...

What is it about the word " ownership" y'all don't understand?

Anonymous said...

Who let the animals out Who Who!!! Go Baby Choke now that Jackson is running so smoothly he has time to go to Detroit and help get Bernie elected. NOT When people ask you why Jackson is so screwed up here are good reasons. Leadership Matters.

Anonymous said...

Taxpayers be damned, what Antard needs is a people's caucus and solution circle to tell him what to do with the zoo.

Antard Ladumba said...

Running a zoo is a lot different than a fishbowl.

Anonymous said...

"What is it about the word " ownership" y'all don't understand?
March 7, 2020 at 8:14 AM"

Nothing. Why do you ask?

Anonymous said...

A contract that is almost signed is like the Saints ALMoST making it to the super bowl...

Anonymous said...

Chokwe said the Siemens contract had been signed.

That hasn't worked out too well for him.

Anonymous said...

This will be a circus to watch!

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