MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Current Mayoral candidate C. Jack Ellis announces his plan to end poverty in Macon.
The former Macon mayor presented his '8-Point-Plan' to reduce the number of households living below the poverty line, saying he wants to increase the number of jobs in the city and boost the economic system.
According to Ellis about 38 percent of Macon-Bibb residents earn less than $25,000.
During the announcement, Ellis made clear his program will take time to develop. He says his first priority will be seeking support to build a strategic plan.
"Appointed to that task force would be members of DFCS [Division of Family and Children Services], the school system, the faith community, other organizations committed to the task force," says Ellis.
He highlighted other steps like, small business development, expanding transportation services and job training for ex-offenders.
A runoff fundraiser event for Ellis will be held Friday, October 4th at 5:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 3115 Masseyville Road in Macon. For more information, call 478.233.5062 or 478.737.9691.