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File #: 21-127    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/20/2021 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 4/27/2021 Final action:
Title: Adoption of a Town Code Amendment Creating the Racial Equity Commission and a Resolution Making Appointments to the Commission PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is for the Town Council to amend the Town Code to create the Racial Equity Commission and make appointments to the commission.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Racial Equity Commission Ordinance, 2. Attachment B - Resolution, 3. Attachment C - Applications
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 Adoption of a Town Code Amendment Creating the Racial Equity Commission and a Resolution Making Appointments to the Commission

PURPOSE:  The purpose of this agenda item is for the Town Council to amend the Town Code to create the Racial Equity Commission and make appointments to the commission.    

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DEPARTMENT:  Recreation Parks and Cultural Resources Department    

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:  Anita Jones-McNair, RPCR Director and Racial Equity Officer, 919.918.7381 

 

INFORMATION: The Town Council approved the establishment of the Racial Equity Commission on January 19, 2021.  Next steps include amending the Town Code to reflect the new commission and to make appointments to the commission. 

 

Nick Herman, Town Attorney drafted an ordinance amending the Carrboro Town Code.  (see Attachment A)

Four of the nine seats are filled with a member of the AHAC, EAB, ESC and Farmer’s Market Board.  The respective boards and commission shared the following names to serve as representatives  -

Betty Curry - Affordable Housing Advisory Commission representative

Namdi Brandon - Environmental Advisory Board representative

Dan Mayer - Economic Sustainability Commission representative

Emily Boynton- Farmer’s Market Board representative

In addition, five seats are available for community appointments.  Applications were received from 20 year residents - Nathaniel Davis and Liz Carter and 10 year residents - Kenyatta Clark and Makeda Ma’at.  Ms. Ma’at is currently on the Recreation and Parks Commission.  (see Attachment C)

Town Council members are encouraged to review the Advisory Board Recruitment and Appointment Policy <http://townofcarrboro.org/DocumentCenter/View/5358/Town-of-Carrboro-Advisory-Board-Recruitment-and-Appointment-Policy->.

 

 

 

FISCAL & STAFF IMPACT:     N/A     

 

RECOMMENDATION:  It is recommended that the Mayor and Council review the amendment to the Town Code, representatives selected by boards and commissions, applications for vacant seats and approve the attached resolution. (see Attachment C)