Source:  The Teaneck News, Wednesday, April 24, 1974 - page 22

John E. Jordan

J0HN E. J0RDAN: Age: 40. Resident: 8 years. Graduate degrees: social studies, (Rhodes Scholar, Oxford), theology (Drew University, honorary doctorate). National executive for college/ community programs, United Methodist Church. Co-chairman, Aroused Citizens of Teaneck. Boy Scout counselor; Cub Scout chairman. Member, PTA. Governing board member and committee chairman, United Methodist Church (Leonia). Married. Two children.

Question: What proposals do you have for improving the appearance of all the business areas in town?

Answer: The quality of business areas is a responsibility shared by commercial interests, town government and all who use the areas. Township officials should work with all concerned to determine appropriate standards and see that these are enforced. The Town must maintain good municipal parking convenient to shopping. Landscaping in open areas and potted plantings along storefronts can be very attractive. Certain styles of design and exterior decoration could enhance the distinctiveness of all business areas.

Question: What would you consider essential for an integrated program for park development?

Answer: It is essential that Teaneck parks serve people in all parts of town with both a natural environment and opportunities for diversified use. People of all ages need space and facilities to sit, picnic, walk and play games or other exercise. Certain designated areas should be properly prepared and maintained for particular sports, others left for simple outdoor enjoyment and ecological health. Citizen participation in park care and use should be emphasized.


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