Mr. Norman Jackson represents Richland County Council District 11 and served as the 2014 County Council Chair. Among Mr. Jackson's top priorities is working with his constituents and the business community to develop a trusting relationship. He is not against development but demands planned development that is based on community input and the desire to protect rural character. He promotes economic development that brings good-paying jobs to the community.
Mr. Jackson's top concerns that he has received from constituents include County services, development and traffic congestion. Mr. Jackson plans to review the operations of several departments and make recommendations for improvement. He believes in accountability and solutions that best serve the people. Mr. Jackson will be working with members of the General Assembly to amend the Impact Fee Law, making it easier for local governments to charge impact fees to developers for infrastructure. He does not believe that residents should pay for those costs, which are created by the development community.
Mr. Jackson states that his mission is to work hard to earn the trust of the residents of Richland County and work just as hard to keep that trust. He states that he was elected by the people to work for their best interests, and special interest groups have to understand that his decisions has to be for all people.