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Commission for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relation Meeting


Commission for Diversity, Inclusion & Community Relations

Public Hearing

Commissioners: Sandy Batchelder, Malcolm Cawthorne, Jessica Chico, Joan Lancourt, Eloise Lawrence, Bob Lepson, Mariah Nobrega, Kelly Race, Kea van der Ziel .

Liaisons: Sharon Abramowitz, (Schools); Raul Fernandez, (Select Board); Michael Gropeman, (Police): Lloyd Gellineau, (Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Community Relations); Emre Muftu, (BHS).

Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019

7:00pm – 9:pm

Town Hall, Employee Lounge (3rd floor)

1. Review and vote on minutes of meeting of October 16, 2019 (7:00 – 7:05)

2. Discussion and vote on WA#25 Preventing Facial Recognition Technology in Brookline (7:05 – 7:20)

3. Discussion and vote on WA#24 Giving CDICR the ability to investigate diversity complaints (7:20 – 7:35)

4. Discussion and vote on WA#29 Creating an Economic Equity Development Fund from Marijuana sales (7:35 – 7:50)

5. Discussion and vote on WA#21 Preventing use of Fossil Fuel in new construction (7:50 – 8:10)

6. Discussion and vote on WAs#32, 33, 34 Rationalizing the language in various By-Laws, etc. regarding gender and nomenclature relating to Brookline residents (7:50 – 8:15)

7. Approval of Revised CDICR Liaison Role (8:15 – 8:20)

8. Discussion and Commitment to quarterly benchmarks for CDICR SMART Goals for 2019-20 (8:20 – 9:00)

Following a 5-minute presentation of the warrant article by the petitioner, and 5 minutes of public comment, the Commission will discuss and vote on whether or not to endorse the warrant article, and assign a Commissioner to speak at Town Meeting in support of said article with whatever edits the petitioners accept for their final motion. 

The Town of Brookline does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs, services, or activities. Individuals, whom are in need of auxiliary aids for effective communication in Town programs and services, may make their needs known by contacting the Town’s ADA Compliance Officer. Those who need effective communication services should dial 711 and ask the operator to dial the relevant Town Department.


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