Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

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Abuzuaiter Raises More Concerns About Proposed Incentive Policy

The City Council is holding a work session next month to discuss a proposed economic development incentive policy. The council was expected to pass the new policy at its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 16, until Councilmember Sharon Hightower brought up a new requirement that the council had not considered during its three work sessions on economic development in November and December.

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Council Effort At Diversity Bypasses Commission

However, at least one commission has escaped this effort for race and gender equity.  The Commission on the Status of Women has no gender diversity at all.  The City Council has appointed nine women to the nine-member commission. The last appointment in December 2020 was after the City Council held an entire work session to discuss race and gender equity on boards and commissions.  And that appointment was another woman, making no move toward bringing the Commission on the Status of Women in line with the demographics of Greensboro, where 46.5 percent of the population is male. 

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