the only applause was an awkward and lone four or five claps from wes.
she asks us to be “patient” and “kind” as this process moves forward.
yeah and everyone the police abuse, incarcerate, assault, disrespect, and murder is a person, too.
abolish the police.
the trip took a deep dive into the history of the transatlantic slave trade. past delegations averaged 10 members — this trip was 56!
the theme was “homegoing.” it sounds like it was a very powerful trip.
dave reminds us that slaves were auctioned in charlottesville just blocks from here at court square.
“there is no more patience”
“the abuses did not stop. they only transformed.”
“‘most of the time people push to the comfort place and they don’t want to push past it. but we’re gonna have to push past it.”
heather now reading names of folks appointed to city boards and commissions. keith woodard seems like a problematic pick for planning...
she congratulates jones on answering her email promptly, for once. god love her.
she’s talking about the tree blocking visibility at the intersection on cherry again. it’s unsafe!
he has concerns about new chief brackney - she’s said she won’t investigate police misconduct re: A12.
buddy, there’s a process. the community agreed on a process. a long, tedious, ridiculous process. but your weird one man crusade isn’t part of it.
lena is a former member of the tree commission & knows her stuff.
star demands that they look at her scars. fields broke her back in two places. she had 18 screws in her leg.
not a fucking word from the dais. no response.
“we hope our new chief will stand up for us and protect us.”
she is furious at the expectation that people who have suffered should be asked to be PATIENT again and again.
so much love for this woman.
he pointed as wes and said something unintelligible about their palms being the same color.
what the fuck is ever happening in this room.
there was a brief disorder, some chanting of “black lives matter.” a few people left (without being asked) but not one word from the dais.
- closing the downtown mall traffic crossings would save the city a lot of money.
- what has DBAC done with the $75k?
- fire gary pleasants
there is so much agenda left 😩
nancy says he has a history of cutting down homeless folks’ tents.
we chased him all the way out.
8:30pm: chased a racist out of city hall.
just another day in charlottesville.
jones providing a brief summary of the process so far. 7 people will be appointed by council for a one year term. this board will set the bylaws for the CRB.
firing the last police chief ain’t enough. the entire culture of CPD needs to be addressed.
we need an INDEPENDENT review board. a strong one.
she was gassed twice at the klan rally last summer.
this town doesn’t deserve mary carey ❤️✊
tell ‘im jeff!
“more and more, they’re acting like an occupying force.”
no one. has been. held accountable.
disarm the police.
“it makes me wonder what our police have been doing.”
mike, you’re AN ATTORNEY. you know the prosecutor’s office does that, not the cops, right?
“i will do my best to honor it [what comes of the CRB]”
city has in the past, by default, vacated alleys. she says we should by default be preserving alleys. this is A THRILL RIDE.
glad i got the chalk out in time, though.
it’s ten pm. this is agenda item three.
remember last time when we finished by ten? that was amazing.
public works director’s response is roundabout, says the consultant exposes themselves to “a lot of risk,” legal liability for the engineering firm that does the design.
the answer still makes no sense.
everyone is more afraid of being sued than of us losing our lives.
buddy, you better be ready for this summer.
response: “it’s probably suspiciously round because i rounded it.” THIS GUY
mike: “i think we owe it to the public” to get more information about this money. “there’s no rationale here.”
the motion carries 3-2 with nikuyah & mike dissenting, “for different reasons,” she says dryiG6K
that’s a disheartening pair of statements.
HAC chair: “why should it exist?”
wes: sounds like a duplication of what the housing authority can already do?
wes says he’s using “jargon,” seems to be accusing him of obfuscating.
chair is really whining about how he didn’t have time to do his homework
kathy cuts in to officiously read a portion of the ordinance.
“we’re building the plane while flying.”
someone put kathy to bed. she’s speaking only in nonsense corporate meeting buzz phrases.
all anyone cares about is getting sued.
he says maybe $5000 would be ok; $55,000 is being requested. the city schools have already pledged $10k to the total $65k amount needed.
mike is doubling down and digging a very racist hole.
i just looked around and noticed there is exactly one other person still sitting in the gallery.