I had met Shirley Newsome a couple of times before she got up and spoke at the public comment hearing Tuesday evening.
It wasn’t a surprise to me that she was there.
Shirley Newsome is the definition of being involved in her community, and the hearing allowed people to comment on a new plan for selecting residents at Lake Parc Place – two public housing towers right of the lake shore at Oakwood Boulevard.
This new plan would require residents to pass a drug test in order to live there.
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