I just got wind of Drake Sisley's lawsuit against the district over the Roosevelt High School newspaper articles about properties near RHS that he and his brother own.
First up, I live in this neighborhood (just 2 blocks from RHS).
Second, I was co-president at RHS PTSA from 2007-2009.
Between those two items, I know this issue well. I have had to talk to the police about this issue (at their request based on my being co-president of the PTSA).
Additionally, my son was the co-editor of the opinion page of the newspaper from 2009-2010.
It is a painful thing to live in a neighborhood with such great neighbors and be surrounded by such blight. It is painful to see our beautiful new RHS building fronting blighted buildings. It is painful to know these landowners want to build a 20-story building in front of RHS.
I just wanted to let you, the Superintendent, the Board and the district know that I stand ready to help in any way I can for our district. Do not hesitate to call me if you need help.
Boy, do I hope I can help.