Residents, City Leaders Create Petition To Better Bordeaux

Posted at 12:11 PM, May 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-18 19:43:43-04

Residents and community leaders came together to announce a newly created petition aiming to bring development, jobs and overall necessities for the residents of Bordeaux.

Council members Decosta Hastings and Scott Davis stood with Metro Council candidate Johnathon Hall and Judy Cummings, Mayoral candidate Carol Swain and other city leaders to make the announcement Thursday morning.

"We stand here today in a place being neglected succumbing to urban blight..." said Hall.

The group issued and signed a petition presenting the MDHA fair housing report's findings and the NAACP's report on minority participation and procurement.

The reports stated that only "two percent during this boom has gone actually gone to minorities or disadvantaged businesses."

The petition was created to ensure revitalization where the community benefits, future developments, a safe place to live, among other things. 

"We will not give our vote to any mayoral candidate who is not fully committed as we are to bring about a prosperous and thriving Bordeaux," said Cummings as she read the petition.