Local NAACP Proposes Black City Council Members Establish a “City Council Black Caucus”to serve residents of Districts 7, 8, 9, and 10. NAACP President Isaiah Rumlin, Northside Coalition of Jacksonville, Perkins Bar, Pastors, Mike Todd, Charles Griggs, SCLC issues of concern include: Health, Education, Crime Justice and the Legal System, Housing, Unemployment & Consolidation Promises.
Here’s a brief summary of the letter: On behalf of the residents of Districts 7, 8, 9, and 10, we, the undersigned community leaders, are proposing that you take this opportunity to prioritize collectively, the major issues confronting the Districts by establishing a City Council Black Caucus.
A Black Caucus could articulate the needs and interests of Jacksonville in general and Districts 7, 8, 9, and in particular. A City Council Black Caucus could also address long-neglected health and economic disparities and other issues that negatively affect the black community.
For the first time in Jacksonville’s history, 7 of the 19 city council members are black. Collectively, you could have a significant influence on decisions impacting the city of Jacksonville.
Jacksonville is the proverbial “Tale of Two Cities,” one rich, robust, vibrant, and growing (Districts 1, 2, 3, 6, 13, mostly white, affluent, and rural), while the other (Districts 7, 8, 9, and 10, primarily black, underprivileged, neglected, and urban).
For more info contact the NAACP President Isaiah Rumlin at https://jaxnaacp.org/contact/