Police Juror: Advocate and Visionary

 

August 24, 2023

Dr. Ollibeth Reddix

14 years ago, at an annual Police Jury Budget meeting, I discovered that the maintenance and upkeep of the JS Clark Cemetery was the responsibility of the Police Jury. It had no perpetual funds set aside for this feat, so the upkeep was done at a bare minimum. It was the forgotten child and was in deplorable condition. More importantly, it was in my district therefore, it was my responsibility to advocate for a major change. This was my first and one of my most fulfilling projects as a newbie Juror.

It took a minute, but major change came. The Jury poured money into the project. Forgotten g...



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