Cutting costs better way to fix city than $1.8 billion in debt
“We’re confronted with a problem with roads. We need $20 million to $29 million a year. We’re confronted with a water delivery system that needs to be corrected, which, we’re told will cost $500 million. We have a problem with drainage; to correct the whole system will cost $900 million probably. And the sewer system, which will cost $400 million.” -- Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba.
As the Rolling Stones once sang: You don’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you just might find, you get what you need.