Transcripts of full meetings of the council.

It cannot be one particular ethnic group that is sitting up there. And then what you have in here, the kicker is this, qualifications. Members shall include individuals with expertise in relevant areas, including, but not limited to, planning, real estate development, open space, and architect. So when you go down there, you're saying that none of us have any experience in terms of architect and real estate.

Why are these commissions and these Boards -- once again, the Planning Commission, the Zoning -- ZBA, the CDR -- all have one token African American, and then the rest of us come down there and we feel like we're actually strangers. We're not represented on these Boards. This needs to be changed to an elected Board that people can run for two years and then that's it, you move on. You're not appointed, so that, therefore, it's not who you know.

Thank you very much.

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