City Manager Ricky L. Clark, Jr. noted the change was necessary: "With the construction along Broad Street and the limited parking on Main Street, we find it in our best interest to regulate the parallel parking in front of our businesses.
Longtime Mayor Joy B. Day keeps her seat, defeating challenger Jarrett Miller 259 to 107.
Jonesboro will break ground Tuesday afternoon on a downtown redevelopment project that leaders hope will make the Clayton County city a visitor and residential destination.
"The Firehouse Museum is no longer available as a polling site and the Elections Superintendent plans to relocate the voters effective for the next scheduled election on November 5, 2019."
The Broad Street Project will include green space in place of a strip of blighted buildings torn down last year. The change the the AIA agreement costs $25,000 and will be funded by Community Development Block Grant Money.
Officer John Upole, who has been with the Jonesboro Police Department since November 2012, was promoted to sergeant, while Investigator Ronnae Tolbert, who has been with the department since January 2016 was promoted to detective.
The changes are essentially technical, swapping the county's zoning designations for the corresponding city designations.
The Jonesboro location will be a training center for local employment programs and act as a connection point for non-profit groups by hosting events in a meeting room built specifically for community gatherings.