JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Jackson City Council members have voted on an emergency order to file a lawsuit against the Jackson Zoo.
Council members went into executive session Tuesday to discuss water and sewer services, money owed to the city and breach of contract.
The city is seeking approximately $6 million for past due water and sewage bills.
City Attorney Tim Howard asked the board to go into executive session to discuss the litigation of a matter of paramount importance.
After the executive session Council member Virgi Lindsay said in a vote of 5 to 2 members voted on the emergency item authorizing the City Attorney to pursue litigation against the Zoo and members of it’s Board of Directors to collect and recover claims owed to the city.
A spokesperson says the City does not comment on pending litigation.