City of Asheville and Buncombe County Community Reparations Commission Meeting, November 7, 2022

The Community Reparations Commission is empowered to make short-, medium-, and long-term recommendations that will make meaningful progress toward repairing the damage caused by public and private systemic racism. The task of the Reparations Commission is to release a timely report for consideration by the city, county and other participating community groups for incorporation into their respective short and long term priorities and plans.

6:00 p.m. I. Call to order and welcome called to order
II. Call roll call taken by name/quorum reached
III. Action Item: Approval of Agenda approved agenda
IV. Action Item: Approval of Minutes minutes approved unanimously
6:10 p.m. V. Reparations Project Management Update

Debra Clark Jones, MODERATOR, TEQUITY introduced in-person Project Manager Christine Edwards

6:20 p.m.

VI. Review of Survey Data on Commission Meetings and Feedback

Christine Edwards, PROJECT ASSISTANT
LEAD, TEQUITY addressed committee members on the transition

6:35 p.m.

VII. Follow-up – September 23, 2022 retreat and community involvement

reviewed the survey results from the August and September meetings of committee members

The city answered questions from commission members about the transition of the contract

The September 23 meeting was about getting to know members and building relationships for ICAs

VIII. new business

*members went to old business at 7:00 p.m.

**taken 7:45

6:45 p.m.

a. Immediate recommendation to stop further damage

recommendation for immediate action – in the membership packet. members are encouraged to read the materials and provide thoughts to the facilitators and will be discussed at the next meeting

7:00 p.m.

IX. old case

taken 7 p.m.

a. Action Item: Establishing Impact Focus
Regional working groups

How will the IFA engage with the community? Request Data Parameters

motion made to formally establish IFAs

motion carried

b. updates and
Presentation of the IFA spokespersons

IFA Facilitators: 3-5 minutes to get up to speed

1.Criminal Justice

2. Economic development

3. Education

4. Health and well-being

5. Housing

7:25 p.m.

X. Control round with the members of the Reparations Commission

Contributions took place throughout the meeting. Other comments welcome at this stage

7:40 p.m.

XI. Public Comment (3 minutes each)

Public commentary offered 8:02 p.m.

2 people registered

7:55 p.m.

XII. Wrap

a. Thanks
b. Agenda for the next meeting

8:08 p.m.

XIII. Adjournment

8:10 p.m.


NEXT MEETING : The next meeting of the Community Reparations Commission is scheduled for December 7, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Banquet Hall: 87 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801

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