City Planning Director Sue Schwartz will be the featured speaker at the April 13 meeting of Greensboro’s Human Rights Commission. At the meeting, she intends to discuss the “relationship between establishing industry in the city and family housing development.”
Greensboro and Guilford County have a good problem: There’s a whole lot of new industry coming to the area. However, that’s led to housing shortages and, at times, an inability for families at lower income levels to find adequate housing.
Schwartz has been Greensboro’s planning director for over a decade, and she’s worked in various capacities with the City of Greensboro since 1987.
According to a press release put out by the city to promote the event, Schwartz is known for her “creativity in community engagement and plan implementation.”
She served as the project manager for Southside – a redevelopment area in downtown Greensboro that has been recognized as one of the first applications of “Traditional Neighborhood Development” concepts for an infill area.
The Southside project received national awards from the US Environmental Protection Agency, the American Planning Association and the Sierra Club.
Schwartz has also presided over the American Institute of Certified Planners and she earned induction into the AICP College of Fellows in 2003.
The public is invited to attend this online meeting at 6 p.m. on April 13 via Zoom. The Zoom meeting ID is 894 2018 6295.
If you want to join by phone, you can call 301-715-8592.
The city’s Human Rights Department has a stated goal of promoting “mutual understanding, respect, and fair treatment of all Greensboro residents without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or familial status.”
You can learn more about the Human Rights Commission at www.greensboro- nc.gov/hrc. Or you can contact Commissions Administrator Liz Lennon at 336-373-2038 for more information.
Why do we need a human rights commission? We have the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. There is a legal way to change the Bill of Rights, if you can muster up the States.
Because of people like Rebel and Austin Morris.
Since there’s such a housing shortage for lower income people why was Smith Homes recently torn down without anything in the newspaper or on local news. Where were all those low income people relocated to.
Was curious about that as well. Hammer can you find out as you have written some good articles on the issues with housing access in the city.
What do you think central planning has for us this next decade. Most likely doubling down on the SSDD. It’s what they do.
Fair treatment…..lol….for the selected few.
Only if you’re the right color
“… she’s worked in various capacities with the City of Greensboro since 1987.”
I know it’s not incumbent to her position, nor any of her other previous positions, to advocate for repaving roads, given their sorry state, but it wouldn’t hurt.
Human Rights Commission is a waste of time and taxpayer money. What human rights are being promoted? The right for illegals to pour over our border to become a burden to US citizens? Yes, they are a burden. Defunding police to make our cities in a state of complete confusion and disorder? Yes, they are. Failure to prosecute criminals so they can offend again? Yes, they do. What about the human rights of the ordinary citizen to be free from tyranny by our government? Yes, government attempts to take over every aspect of our lies. There should be no such thing as a protected class. All citizens should be protected.