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Councilman Stokes calls for audit on Farish Street project

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The City of Jackson has had big plans for a Farish Street Entertainment District for a very long time.

Outgoing Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth stokes is tired of waiting for the stalled project to grow legs again. He's now demanding an audit of the spending.

Stokes, who will leave his post in January to become a Hinds County Supervisor, says phase one was started years ago with brick pathways and lamp posts.

As you can see, not much has been done since.

The streets were supposed to be lined with nightclubs and restaurants. In fact new promises were made in September 2010 that a block of the entertainment district would open in the Fall of 2010.

"This is not a dream, this is a nightmare. Nothing. Ceilings falling in, nothing has been done in the second part of the project. The first part is not even completed, this has been going on for decades," Stokes said.

At Tuesday's council meeting, Stokes will introduce an order for an internal audit of funds spent on the project.

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