Out of nearly 200 people appointed to 28 boards in the city of Jackson, 80 percent are either not there or continuing to work after their terms ended.
Councilwoman Margaret Barrett-Simon said many boards are barely functioning. She says so few members show up that the Library Administrative Board and the Historic Preservation Committee have trouble holding meetings.
She says the last administration failed to fill the boards, but Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. is working to do so.
The terms of all eight citizen members of the Jackson Fire Adjustment and Appeals Board have expired. Two of those terms ended in 2002.
Electrician Walter Covington says the Electrical Examining Board never interviewed license applicants, and he was brought papers to sign even after he resigned from the board.