Wednesday, November 25, 2020
City Works To Set Goals, Members For New Race Relations Committee

City Works To Set Goals, Members For New Race Relations Committee

Goldsboro is working on its new committee that will look at racial equity and relations in the city.

At its last meeting, the Goldsboro City Council discussed the details for the new Race Relations Commission.

Mayor Chuck Allen says this commission needs to be bigger than what the city’s Community Relations division should handle.

Councilmember Brandi Matthews says she does not want this to be a city-run board since that could limit who and how many could serve on the commission.

Councilmember Antonio Williams suggested a lottery system for determining the commission’s members.

As a former city employee, Councilmember Taj Polack says the city need to look at racial equity training.

The council is still working on who will form the commission and what its exact purpose will be.

The Goldsboro City Council decided to form the Race Relations Commission after the council voted down a proposal for reparations for the Black community in the city.

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