PO Box 90617
265 King Charles Road
Columbia, SC 29209
Phone: (803) 223-4974
Term expires: 2018
Mr. Norman Jackson represents Richland County Council District #11. Mr. Jackson served as the 2014 County Council Chairman. Mr. Jackson says among his priority is working with his constituents and the business community to develop a trusting relationship. He notes that he is not against development but demands planned development based on the community’s input while protecting its rural character. He states that the comprehensive land use plan is a contract and guideline developed by the community and should be respected when making decisions. He will promote economic development bringing good paying jobs to the community. Mr. Jackson vows not to allow a repeat the mistakes made in other areas.
He stated that the top concerns he received from citizens were County services, Development and Traffic Congestion. Mr. Jackson plans to review the operations of several departments and make recommendations for improvement. Those include the Ombudsman’s Office, the Planning Department and Public Works Department. He believes in accountability and solutions that best serves 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 the citizens should pay for those costs caused by the development community.
Mr. Jackson states that his mission is to work hard to earn the trust of the citizens of Richland County and work just as hard to keep that trust. He states that he was elected by the people to work in the best interest of the people and special interest groups have to understand that his decisions has to be in the best interest of the people.