At the July meeting of the Shreveport Caddo Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) Theron Jackson announced that it was his last meeting. This week he sent his written resignation before the Wed. 7 Aug. meeting.
Jackson stated that he no longer had the time to continue to serve on the board.
Jackson said that "during my appointment there were some things that transpired at many levels of government that I thought to be shameful and conspiratorial, but I am overjoyed to have watched much of that shameful behavior dissipate over several months." He did not elaborate.
Jackson served for three years plus. The MPC had much controversy during that tenure over the adoption of the Unified Development Code and the contract with its then executive director Mark Sweeney.
Jackson, along with Curtis Joseph another MPC member, are partners along with Paul Pratt in the latest proposal to develop Cross Bayou. Both Jackson and Joseph were the subject of criticism for serving on the MPC while participating in this project.
Jackson is an appointee of the Caddo Commission. The 9 member board has 4 city of Shreveport appointees, 4 from the parish and a combined appointment. A replacement for Jackson could be on the Commission agenda at its Aug. 20 meeting.