Members of one Jackson community believe a gate is the answer to stopping crime in their neighborhood.
Jackson city council members, once again, discussed an ordinance that would establish procedures for building access gates to neighborhoods adjacent to adjoining cities and containing cemeteries open to the public...specifically, Avery Gardens near Ridgeland.
But the proposal by ward one councilman Quentin Whitwell, was tabled and never voted on after other councilmen questioned language in the ordinance and raised other concerns.
Whitwell said, "What was brought up by councilman Stokes, councilman Lumumba and councilman Yarber was that they actually had people in their neighborhoods that want gates, so as a result, I'm willing to entertain a motion because we want to re-write this ordinance to include this as a city wide proposal, so this is not over by any stretch."
So, now it's back to the drawing board to write a new, amended ordinance, Whitwell says he will present at the next meeting of the special committee.
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