With the Oct. 22 elections coming up fast, Jody Backus has announced his candidacy to continue serving as Lincoln Parish Police Juror for District 7.
Backus currently serves as Jury Finance Committee chairman. He also serves on the Public Works, Public Property and Buildings and Parks, Recreation and Tourism committees.
He has several major areas of concern for the parish, with the first being the Sparta Aquifer.
Backus said he wants to help educate people on the aquifer and that both Lincoln and Union parishes need to work closely together to improve conserving our domestic water usage as well as surface water solutions.
Ruston City Council members have given their stamp of approval to a plan that many believe could save some of the city’s historic neighborhoods.
During their monthly meeting Monday, aldermen approved the Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District ordinance, which would enable individual neighborhoods to propose guidelines about what is acceptable in their neighborhoods.