Victory

Remove Gordon Jumper, Linda Douglass, and Richard Evans from Village offices

This petition made change with 267 supporters!


WHEREAS, it is necessary for elected and/or appointed persons in positions of governmental offices to perform their job duties according to the laws of their Country, State, and Local Municipalities, in order to maintain the proper public image of not only those individuals, but also the community that they serve…

WHEREAS, it is the right of the citizens of a community to call for the removal of elected and/or appointed persons in positions of governmental offices, should it be determined that said persons have either violated the laws of their Country, State, and/or Local Municipalities or have been credibly accused of such, causing negative attention to be brought upon the community as a whole…

WHEREAS, the Village of South Jacksonville, Illinois is currently served by Village President Gordon Jumper, Treasurer Linda Douglass, and Police Chief Richard Evans, all of whom stand credibly accused of wrongdoing and have been subsequently investigated by the Illinois State Police...

WHEREAS, the above-named individuals have been credibly accused of wrongdoing in the official performance of their respective Village duties and have brought negative attention to the Village of South Jacksonville, as disclosed in the report released by the Illinois State Police in March of 2015, thus creating an environment of extreme distrust by members of the community and a lack of confidence in the ability of Jumper, Douglass, and Evans to properly and fairly perform their jobs, as described by Village Ordinance…

WHEREAS, it has become a point of contention that Linda Douglass and Richard Evans currently serve as Freedom of Information Act officers for the Village of South Jacksonville and FOIA was a major part of the Illinois State Police investigation...

NOW THEREFORE IT IS RESOLVED, that those who have offered their signature – electronic or traditional – to this petition hereby petition Gordon Jumper, Linda Douglass, and Richard Evans to voluntarily resign from their respective Village Government positions and/or any other positions of employment – compensated or voluntary – that they may hold, within thirty (30) days of the reading of this petition in front of the Village Trustees in a regularly-scheduled public meeting. Should Jumper, Douglass, and Evans not voluntarily resign their respective positions, the signatories of this petition ask the Village Trustees to employ any and all available options at their disposal to remove the above-named individuals or otherwise bring their actions back into line with their job descriptions within Village Ordinance. Those offering their signature to this petition also petition the Village Trustees of South Jacksonville, Illinois to draft and pass an Ordinance removing Douglass and Evans as Freedom of Information Act officers and install a new individual or team of individuals to this position.

Respectfully submitted, this 2nd Day of April, 2015.

 



Today: South Jacksonville is counting on you

South Jacksonville Residents needs your help with “Village of South Jacksonville Board of Trustees: Remove Gordon Jumper, Linda Douglas, and Richard Evans from Village offices”. Join South Jacksonville and 266 supporters today.