Jackson Parish Sheriff Andy Brown will be meeting later this week with a group that is circulating a petition to try and convince Louisiana’s Fiscal Review Committee (FRC) to appoint a Fiscal Administrator to take charge of the Town of Jonesboro’s troubled finances.
The group, now calling itself Better Government for Jackson Parish, had met earlier this month to begin the process. The group intends to send the signed petitions to the FRC before their next meeting in Baton Rouge.
See here the petition.
The FRC – consisting of Louisiana Legislative Auditor Daryl G. Purpera, Louisiana, Louisiana Attorney General James Caldwell and Louisiana State Treasurer John Kennedy – had met last month and delayed a decision on appointment of an administrator for thirty days.
Organizers said the group will meet at Paw Paw’s Restaurant, 163 Dani Drive (just off Hwy 4 West – Danvile Hwy) at 6:00 P. M., Thursday, March 24. The group intends to meet monthly and discuss the issues and hear from all candidates from all parties for local elections.
According to the organizers, the people signing the petitions are residents of Jonesboro, Hodge, Quitman and Weston – that either live, spend money, work, or own property in Jonesboro.