A new Capitol Complex district, court system and increased state police presence. Takeover of the city’s water system. High tension between city and state leaders. Lots of national attention.

With the Legislature in session, several bills are pending that would remove Jacksonians’ local control and voting power. Lawmakers say it’s because the city has shown it can’t help itself.

What do you think?

We’re convening a space for Jackson residents to meet and discuss what they think about these proposals. Join us on Thursday, February 23 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Urban Foxes in Belhaven Heights of Jackson, Miss.

We’ll kick off the evening with a brief conversation between Mississippi Today editor-in-chief Adam Ganucheau and state Rep. Ronnie Crudup Jr.

Then Mississippi Today managing editor Kayleigh Skinner will moderate a panel featuring Jackson community builder and entrepreneur Ashlee Kelly, advocacy coordinator at OneVoiceMS Courtney Body, and Elvie’s chef and owner Hunter Evans.

We’ll turn the mic over to you for questions, and we strongly encourage you to stick around after to talk with attendees about what we’ve heard.

Beer, coffee, and pastries will be available (your first drink is on us!). Music will be provided by Jackson’s own DJ Daddy Bug.

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