Asheville City Council to go over resolution supporting reparations – FOX Carolina

10July 2020

ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina)– The Asheville City Council will go over a resolution supporting reparations for its African American citizens.

The resolution, titled Supporting Neighborhood Reparations for Black Asheville, requires the city to take these nine steps, if passed:

The City Council of the City of Asheville:

( 1) apologizes and makes amends for its participation in and sanctioning of the Enslavement of Black Individuals;

( 2) apologizes and apologizes for its enforcement of segregation and its accompanying discriminatory practices;

( 3) apologizes and makes amends for carrying out a city renewal program that damaged several, effective black communities;

( 4) contacts other companies and organizations in Asheville that have actually advanced and benefitted from racial injustice to join the city in its apologies and welcomes them to attend to racism within their own structures and programs and to work with the city to more comprehensively address systemic racism;

( 5) calls on the State of North Carolina and the federal government to initiate policymaking and offer financing for reparations at the state and national levels;

( 6) directs the City Supervisor to develop a process within the next year to develop short, medium and long term recommendations to particularly deal with the creation of generational wealth and to increase financial movement and chance in the black community;

( 7) fully supports its equity department, personnel and its work, and motivates the city supervisor to utilize their skills when forming policy and programs that will establish the creation of generational wealth and address reparations due in the black neighborhood as mentioned above;

( 8) looks for to develop within the next year, a new commission empowered to make brief, medium and long term recommendations that will make substantial progress towards repairing the damage brought on by public and personal systemic Bigotry. Other local government community organizations may also be invited to have representation on the Commission.The task of the Community Reparations Commission is to provide a report in a timely way for factor to consider by the City and other taking part community groups for incorporation into their respective brief and long term concerns and plans. Responsibility for attaining equity will be implemented in the proper workplaces. The report and the resulting financial and programmatic top priorities might consist of however not be restricted to increasing minority home ownership and access to other cost effective housing, increasing minority business ownership and profession opportunities, methods to grow equity and generational wealth, closing the gaps in health care, education, employment and pay, neighborhood safety and fairness within criminal justice;

( 9) contacts the city manager to provide, at minimum, a bi-annual update to the city council on the development of work performed pursuant to this resolution.

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=”real”> The resolution is on the council’s program for the July 14 meeting. Check out the full resolution below: Source: foxcarolina.com

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