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|Human Relations Commission Wants to Apologize to "People in Galesburg" Committee
|FIRST REPORTED 3:00pm 2/17/10 The City of Galesburg's Human Relations Commission is essentially trying to still feel its way in light of directives by Mayor Sal Garza to expand its focus, and it's leading the group to try and make amends with a relatively new group in town.
The Human Relations Commission is essentially apologizing to a sub-committee of the People in Galesburg organization -- their Nurturing Neighborhoods Group -- after the group was invited to the commission's last meeting two weeks ago as part of an effort to reach out to various community organizations -- but were essentially given close to no time to speak to the group, after a presentation before theirs went long, and after the meeting had to be adjourned for scheduling reasons after an hour.
Commission chair Bob Clark says he's writing a letter to the Nurturing Neighborhoods group apologizing and asking them to come back, since the commission is suffering from growing pains.
"We've been going through kind of a transition time here, and it's not been easy," Clark said. "We are not yet where we're going to be. So as we move forward, and we have more emphasis on community-building, community groups, we'll clean up our act. We'll need to clean up our act. We'll need to really honor their presence, give them enough time."
The Human Relations Commission had previously only dealt with issues like addressing hate crimes and complaints of discrimination in the city, but Garza has essentially ordered the commission to also deal with more community and neighborhood issues.
Clark says as for the invitation to come back, he hopes the Nurturing Neighborhoods group will say yes.
|02 17 10 by Newsroom
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