Gary council nixes Jackson arts center, museum

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">FILE - In this June 11, 2003 file photo, Michael Jackson stands on top of a limousine and waves to fans gathered outside of Gary City Hall in Gary, Ind. Jackson returned to the city of his birth for the first time since he left nearly two decades ago, and was presented with a key to the city. &#40;AP Photo&#47;Darron Cummings&#41;</span></div>
October 8, 2009 8:36:52 AM PDT
There's been a setback for supporters of a plan to create memorials to Michael Jackson in Gary, Indiana.The Gary Common Council has withdrawn two ordinances that would have created two city departments dedicated to memorializing the king of pop. One would work to establish a Michael Jackson Performing Arts Center; the other, a Jackson Family Museum.

Mayor Rudy Clay supports the idea. Council members did not give a reason for the votes.