The Hub City Plan2019-03-18T02:35:08+00:00

Our Jackson & Our Ideas: The Hub City Plan

  • Operation Boomerang:
    • Goal is to attract, keep and bring back 25-45 year olds.
      • Alleviate Housing Crisis for many young people
        • Work with financial institutions to help educate people and assist them in buying their first homes.
      • In 2016, home ownership was down to 54.2%. Our goal will be to increase that rate by 1% a year.
    • Strategically work with the DA, JPD and the City Communications Office to improve Public Safety and Public Safety Perception.
    • Expand public and community parks.
      • Work with local A/E firms to secure grants for new parks in every area of the city.
    • Create an environment to encourage risk-takers and entrepreneurs.
      • Co-Working Space in City Hall.
    • Creating an Age-Friendly City
      • A growing population that deserves our attention and respect is the aging population. We must increasingly factor in impaired physical mobility and diminished sensory awareness, as well as accounting for economic limitations when reviewing and developing policies and programs.
      • Future park designs, and planning processes will be inclusive of older adults, resulting in parks that are good for people of all ages, and lend themselves to community gatherings and events.
      • Develop a Senior Communication Plan
        • We will develop a strategic Senior Communications Plan that will serve as a roadmap for communications across all chan­nels, including traditional and new media. This plan will pay particular attention to strength­ening audience engagement.
      • Develop a long-range plan for creating a Senior Citizens Center in Jackson, TN.
    • Create a 24-hour government by having plans and people in place to deal with issues before they erupt.
      • Moving from reactive to proactive and becoming responsive and more accountable.
      • Utilizing technology to allow easier methods of reporting issues throughout the city.
    • Anti-Poverty Engagement Office:
      • 56% of the African American population in Jackson lives in poverty. That has to change.
      • Increase employment and business opportunities
      • Provide wrap-around services men and women, focusing on African American men returning from prison to our city, to help them become stable and productive members of our community.
    • Mayor’s Office on Innovation:
      • Sole purpose is to enhance the customer experience, reduce redundancy and costs, while bringing Jackson up to 21st Century standards.
      • Civic Crowdfunding Initiatives
    • City Communications Office:
      • Communication is vital. The Communications Office will utilize all platforms of communication to inform and engage citizens about their government and tell Jackson’s story.
    • Comprehensive Capital Plan:
      • Only budgeting from year to year doesn’t allow for long range planning. The city must develop and adhere to a long-range capital plan.
        • This will allow the city to plan for, instead of being surprised by initiatives.
        • This will prioritize needs over wants and put the city on track to provide a better service to its citizens.
      • A Comprehensive Plan includes:
        • Roads, sidewalks, bike lanes, traffic signalization, buildings, all department vehicles, IT Infrastructure, parks, bus stop shelters and storm water
          • All with a focus on replacement and preventative maintenance.
        • Supporting Small Businesses:
          • Small Business Roundtable to develop policies to make Jackson the Champion City of Small Business.

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  • Jackson, Tennessee