State Rep. Jewell Jones Reacts to Inkster State of the City Address

Legislator pleased with city’s recent progress
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
State and local officials pose after the Inkster State of the City address on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at the Booker T. Dozier Recreational Center in Inkster. From left to right are state Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster), Inkster City Councilwoman Sandra Watley, Councilman Clarence Oden Jr., Councilman Steve Chisolm, Mayor Byron Nolen, Councilman Timothy Williams, state Sen. David Knezek (D-Dearborn Heights) and Councilwoman Connie Mitchell.

INKSTER — State Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) expressed his continued support for the city of Inkster after Mayor Byron Nolen gave his State of the City address last week at the Booker T. Dozier Recreational Center. Jones, who was a member of the Inkster City Council before becoming state representative, was proud to have taken part in changes to the city charter that shift power away from an appointed city manager and move it to the elected mayor and city council.

“Making our government more accountable to the people is always the right move,” Jones said. “I want to build on the work we accomplished in Inkster and help improve state government in the same way.”

Nolen also reported on the city’s finances after the state Department of Treasury released Inkster from its consent agreement in June, one year ahead of schedule.

“Through the hard work of residents, elected officials and administrators, Inkster has its finances in good order,” Jones said. “I’ve never been more proud of my home town, and I look forward to working with Mayor Nolen and the council to continue moving the city in a positive direction.”