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Bringing City Hall To The People

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson City Hall moved its operations Tuesday night. Mayor Harvey Johnson along with department heads and city workers including members of the police and fire departments met with residents of Ward 7 at Fondren Presbyterian Church.

It is an opportunity to meet face to face with city workers and council members. A packed audience had questions on everything from job opportunities, to choosing the right fire and safety alarms.

"I love the fact that the department heads and all of the providers are accessible. You can ask them any question, you can get information on all the resources that are available to citizens," said Monica Cannon, a Ward 7 resident.

"We're concerned about crime, we're concerned about growing the neighborhood, making sure there's neighbors moving in. We're very concerned about keeping the neighborhood a neighborhood," Beth Autrey who lives in Ward 7 said.

"Well its an important way for us to bring government to the people," said Mayor Harvey Johnson.

Members of the police department, including Chief Rebecca Coleman attended the meeting. These meetings are held in different wards each month. Tables were set up from city departments with information on the services they provide.

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