Jordan Rae Hillman, Director of Planning and Development for the City of Jackson, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson during its March 1, 2022 meeting. Hillman informed club members and guest about recent changes to the planning and development development including creating online services. Hillman outlined the changes with the digital transformation, code enforcement, JTRAN, ordinances and homeless response. According to Hillman, she has been busy modernising city services online. Now citizens can apply for building permits, code enforcement information, fire department inspections and public works plan reviews all online. Business licenses and zoning enforcement will be online in the coming weeks. The code enforcement office has moved from the police department to the planning department. JTRAN has had a digital transformation and new routes have been created. Crime data is now online according to Hillman. Hillman said that code enforcement is now focus on the whole process and not just tearing down buildings. Changes have been made as well in policy work. A safety plan is now online as well as retail registry, ordinances, traffic calming ordinances and zoning changes. Hillman said that there also is a new homeless response in Jackson. There is now a housing first approach that focuses on a stable place for them to live. The department according to Hillman, is working with Stewpot Ministries and a local hotel to help with the homeless problems. Hillman is also working with the State Legislature on changes to the abandon property laws. Here is the link to the meeting video Shown in the photo below from left, Club President Uriel Pineda, Hillman and Club Executive Secretary-Treasurer Don Roberts.