The Townhall meeting gave residents an opportunity to voice their concerns and ask questions directed to local officials, and for officials to address any pertinent issues in the Southland community.
The event started with a welcome from Mayor Lawrence L. Jackson, thanking residents for attending and participating in the conversation. Soon after residents were welcomed by Thornton Township Assessor Cassandra Ward-Holbert; who gave insight on the property tax cycle this year, and answered all questions concerning the assessment process, exemptions residents may be entitled to, and appeals.
At the event, Congresswoman spoke on a number of wide ranging issues included but not limited to; education, healthcare, jobs, seniors and economic development. She spoke about Villages in the Southland working together to receive grants for a 911 center. “These federal investments will help fill in the gaps so that our communities, residents and firefighters are safer and better protected”, said Congresswoman.