I understand Belleville Alderman Phil Elmore wants to require criminal background checks on all tenants in Belleville. All I can say is: Finally. This is the first attempt I have seen the city take at allowing us to say, "We don't want criminals in Belleville."
I have witnessed the decline of Belleville the last few years because there are few laws that protect victims in housing situations. The current administration has done nothing to protect us in this situation.
Thank you to Elmore; he has my vote on April 9 for mayor of Belleville.