City of Asheville and Buncombe County Community Reparations Commission meeting: June 27, 2022

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The Community Reparations Commission is empowered to make short, medium, and long-term recommendations that will make significant progress toward repairing the damage caused by public and private systemic racism. The task of the Reparations Commission is to issue a report in a timely manner for consideration by the City, County, and other participating community groups for incorporation into their respective short-term and long-term priorities and plans. 


Community Reparations Commission Meeting – June 27, 2022

Agenda Item


Call to Order and Declaration of Quorum  
Roll Call Quorum reached
Approval of Agenda agenda approved 
Approval of Minutes Minutes approved unanimously
Community Charge and Meeting Objectives Outline and introduction of Objectives led by Debra Clark Jones- TEQuity

Old Business

  • Meeting procedures
    • Post Meeting survey
    • Vote on meeting procedures presented on June 6, 2022
  • Youth Engagement Options


Procedure options: 

Motion to amend procedures under public comment to allow participants to be able to speak during public comment (3 min. each) or allowed to submit comments in writing

ADOPTED Unanimously

Vote to adopt meeting procedures as amended: ADOPTED Unanimously

Youth Engagement:

Discussion to engage youth in the reparations commission and what that would entail

Motion to table discussion to next meeting:  passed unanimously

New Business

  • Community Reparations Commission Project Plan
  • Commission Recommendation Development
  • Reparations Budget Update

City of Asheville Dir. Equity and Inclusion Brenda Mills and Rachel Edens, Chief Equity and Human Rights officer from Buncombe Co., led discussion with commission members 

Public Comment Comments received

Wrap Up

  • Commission 1-2 Day Meeting
  • Acknowledgments
  • Next Meeting
  • Close Out







NEXT MEETING: The next meeting of the Community Reparations Commission is scheduled for July 18,2022 at 6:00 p.m, The committee discussed that impact area focus meetings will begin in July.


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