Tuesday, December 16, 2014
City Visioning Committee Lacks Diversity: IN HAEC VERBA -- Letter to Two New Commissioenrs
Dear Mayor Shaver and Commissioner Neville:
May I please suggest that each of you, as new Commissioners, each kindly appoint three (3) new members to join the Visioning Committee?
The Visioning Committee is all white and middle or upper class.
Each member was appointed by a City Commissioner. Two of those commissioners have left office.
Thus, 40% of the members were appointed by former elected officials.
Our Visioning Committee lacks diversity.
No working class people.
No openly Gay or Lesbian people.
No noted civil rights, environmental or historic preservation activists.
We expect better of our Nation's Oldest City.
With kindest regards, I am,