Coffee with the Chiefs to discuss zip code issue


Federal, state and local officials have been invited to address the 71602 Zip Code issue at the Coffee With the Chiefs meeting, sponsored by Interested Citizens for Voter Registration.

Coffee with the Chiefs will meet at 9 a.m. at Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 1801 Indiana St. The zip code issue has been discussed recently at city council meetings.

According to Rev. Jesse C. Turner, ICVR executive director, the following officials will attend the meeting — Toni Pitchford with the U.S. Census Bureau; Nathaniel Balentine, Pine Bluff postmaster; Roberta Overman, manager of the sales and use tax section, and Tom Atchley, excise tax administrator, both with the Department of Finance and Administration; Jefferson County Tax Collector Stephanie Stanton; Jefferson County Assessor Yvonne Humphrey; and Jefferson County Treasurer Elizabeth Rinchuso.

ICVR has provided city officials with information received in June from the U.S. Census Bureau, which includes a diagram of the 71602 zip code area and maps. After studying the information, officials and the general public are urged to attend the meeting.