F07, Dr. Jackson announces candidacy for mayor [FP]
Excerpts from Dr. Negale T. Jackson's letter in the Forest Park Review:
I have been alarmed at the proclivity of the present administration that is functioning under both overt and covert institutional public policies of resistance to be inclusive, equitable and fair to all Forest Park residents in the make up of this administration....
In fact, as mayor of Forest Park my administration will be one that advocates and practices values of fairness, an all-inclusive administration, equity for people who have been left out, establishing a policy framework that emphasizes the role of neighborhoods and their organization (establish legal architect to halt all rezoning and misplacement of homeowners), sensibility to racial tension, focus on working on developing community outreach programs to curtail gangs and the perpetuation of crime, the Roos building will be Forest Park Community High School which is critically needed, develop an expansive library facility and community center to address the increase in Forest Parkers through grant writing, legislative bills and writing grant proposals for philanthropists to alleviate the taxpayers burden on the village of Forest Park for the 21st century.
In addition, my administration will establish a legal advisory board that directly monitors the administrative law judge hearing held monthly at the village of Forest Park City Hall in order to ensure every citizen constitutional rights under the equal protection clause has been affronted.