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
|Call to Order and Declaration of Quorum
|Approval of Agenda
|Approval of Minutes
|Minutes approved unanimously
|Community Charge and Meeting Objectives
|Outline and introduction of Objectives led by Debra Clark Jones- TEQuity
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
Vote to adopt meeting procedures as amended: ADOPTED Unanimously
Discussion to engage youth in the reparations commission and what that would entail
Motion to table discussion to next meeting: passed unanimously
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
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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