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Ms. Marilee Jackson

Wrong Marilee Jackson?

Director

Department of Community Development
 
Background

Employment History

  • President
    Paterson City Council
  • President
    City Council
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North Jersey Media Group providing local news, sports & classifieds for Northern New Jersey!
www.northjersey.com, 25 Jan 2004 [cached]
Marilee Jackson, Director of Community Development for Paterson, talking about the blight in her neighborhood and her hopes for getting new, affordable housing in the city.
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Marilee Jackson recalls a time when she overheard the owner of a bodega tell a visitor from Africa that he liked foreign-born blacks, but not American-born ones.
"I was surprised, and I was angry," says Jackson, a lifelong city resident and director of Paterson's Department of Community Development."I was going to buy something, but then I made a conscious decision not to exchange money with the store's owner."
Jackson, a gregarious woman with curly, close-cropped hair who stands 6-foot-1 and loves large hoop earrings, says she could have tried to explain to the bodega owner that blacks and Hispanics share a great deal in common - slavery and being colonized, for starters.
"Hispanics were dropped to cut canes, and we were dropped to pick cotton," she says, "that's all.We're alike in many ways.But I thought 'What's the point?'"
Assimilation by Hispanics, many blacks say, seems to mean adopting the larger society's prejudices against them.
"People buy into the racism here," says Jackson, who gives her age as "more than 50."
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"People who save and save to come to America have one ambition, to come for a better life," Marilee Jackson says."That person will do whatever it takes to get that better life.They'll make sacrifices to get that American dream.They'll take hard jobs, they'll live together with other relatives, older relatives will help out in taking care of children so that other relatives can work.Then they make enough money to buy a house."
Touching on a divisive issue among blacks, Jackson says: "I think African-Americans take things for granted.
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"Slavery worked to the degree that we lost our culture," says Marilee Jackson.
North Jersey Media Group providing local news, sports & classifieds for Northern New Jersey!
www.bergen.com, 30 June 2006 [cached]
On Saturday, the appointment of former Community Development Director Marilee Jackson comes to an end.She was suspended in December 2004, after it was reported she lived rent-free in a developer's apartment for months while her office steered hundreds of thousands of dollars into her landlord's hands.
The Passaic County Prosecutor's Office last year charged Jackson with theft by deception, misapplication of government property and falsifying her timecards to collect pay for days she did not work.Jackson pleaded not guilty to those charges.
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Both those in and outside of the city await a possible replacement for Jackson, hoping for a fresh thinker who can successfully manage all of the department's many strands and can partner with outside developers and investors.
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Since Jackson's suspension, the department failed a federal housing audit and was responsible for the city having to return $1.3 million in federal housing funds because they did not meet a deadline.
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Jackson was the first black woman to be elected to the Paterson City Council in 1980 and chaired the council's Community Development Committee, before Torres appointed her as director of Community Development in 2002.
Paterson City Council ...
www.supportbeal.com, 1 Dec 2000 [cached]
Paterson City Council President Marilee Jackson voted against a resolution calling for the sale of Taylor's
North Jersey Media Group providing local news, sports & classifieds for Northern New Jersey!
www.heraldandnews.net, 22 Oct 2005 [cached]
PATERSON - An administrative judge recommended that the federal government lift its ban keeping suspended Community Development Director Marilee Jackson from handling the agency's money.
But Jackson won't get her job back until state and county investigations into her business dealings are resolved.
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After a series of hearings, the judge found that the problems plaguing the troubled Paterson Department of Community Development, which works to provide affordable housing and rental assistance, existed before Jackson arrived.
Jackson did not have a chance in her 2½ years on the job to fix her department, wrote Administrative Judge H. Chuck Kullberg.
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In March, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development stopped Jackson for one year from overseeing any of the programs that receive federal funding.She requested the hearings as an appeal to the ruling.A HUD spokesman reached Friday night refused to comment as to whether the agency would follow the judge's recommendation.
The city, however, suspended Jackson from her duties as a result of a Herald News report detailing how she funneled federal subsidies to her landlord.
Clifton-based developer Nick Tselepis received $315,140 in federal money from Jackson's department while she lived rent-free in one of his properties.
The state's Department of Community Affairs launched an inquiry into the suspected ethics violations.Jackson has been suspended since December without pay until the result of that inquiry is announced.
City Business Administrator Eli Burgos said Jackson would not be reinstated as a result of the administrative judge's ruling until all the investigations are complete.
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The Passaic County Prosecutor's Office also launched an investigation into Tselepis and his business dealings with Jackson and City Councilman Jerry Luis Rosado.
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Kullberg's report, issued last week, detailed HUD's repeated attempts to rein in the Community Development Department both before Jackson's tenure and during.
One month before Jackson was appointed to the job by Mayor Joey Torres, HUD found seven serious violations of law, regulation or administrative practice in the department's oversight of Section 8 rent vouchers.
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Jackson, a former City Council president, initially raised morale in a department depleted by departures, one employee testified before Kullberg.
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Jackson also could not bring in outside technical assistance to reorganize her department and train incompetent employees without the approval of the mayor.
In 2003 and 2004, Jackson's department was bombarded with repeated HUD reviews of Section 8 and programs to build and buy affordable housing.The federal inspectors found 32 additional violations of policy.
Friday night, Jackson said she appealed the HUD ruling because she thought it was unfair to hold her responsible for problems in the department that predated her.Jackson also said this was just the beginning of the road back to her job.
"It is going to continue until I'm truly vindicated," Jackson said.
VivaTucson.Com! Serving Tucson's Latino Community
www.vivatucson.com, 9 July 2003 [cached]
Marilee Jackson recalls a time when she overheard the owner of a bodega tell a visitor from Africa that he liked foreign-born blacks, but not American-born ones.
"I was surprised, and I was angry," says Jackson, a lifelong city resident and director of Paterson's Department of Community Development."I was going to buy something, but then I made a conscious decision not to exchange money with the store's owner."
Jackson, a gregarious woman with curly, close-cropped hair who stands 6-foot-1 and loves large hoop earrings, says she could have tried to explain to the bodega owner that blacks and Hispanics share a great deal in common - slavery and being colonized, for starters.
"Hispanics were dropped to cut canes, and we were dropped to pick cotton," she says, "that's all.We're alike in many ways.But I thought 'What's the point?'-"
Assimilation by Hispanics, many blacks say, seems to mean adopting the larger society's prejudices against them.
"People buy into the racism here," says Jackson, who gives her age as "more than 50."
...
"People who save and save to come to America have one ambition, to come for a better life," Marilee Jackson says."That person will do whatever it takes to get that better life.They'll make sacrifices to get that American dream.They'll take hard jobs, they'll live together with other relatives, older relatives will help out in taking care of children so that other relatives can work.Then they make enough money to buy a house."
Touching on a divisive issue among blacks, Jackson says: "I think African-Americans take things for granted.
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"Slavery worked to the degree that we lost our culture," says Marilee Jackson.
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