ETHNIC & MINORITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

NOVEMBER 29, 2004

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

Convened: 5:37 p.m.

Adjourned: 6:43 p.m.

 

Present were:††††† Chairperson Councillor Konstantina B. Lukes

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Joseph M. Petty

 

Also: †††††††††††††††††† Police Chief Gary J. Gemme

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† City Solicitor David M. Moore

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Human Rights Director Fran Manochio

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

 

 

1.†††† Communication of the City Manager relative to Minority Business Outreach.†††††††††††

#24A CM April 13, 2004

Recommend File

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager provide the City Council with an updated formalized Minority Business outreach plan.

 

2.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to serving the Latino Community.

††††††††† #14A CM June 1, 2004

Recommend File

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager report to the City Council whether interpretation services are Community Development Block eligible.

 

3.†††††† Order of Councillor Konstantina B. Lukes requesting the Ethnic and Minority Affairs Committee to develop a City policy on racial profiling.

††††††††† #82 CC September 7, 2004

Recommend Hold

 

Speakers:

1.     Ronal Madnick, 12 Pine Tree Drive, Worcester

2.     James Bonds, 50 Hancock Street, Sherwsbury

3.     Earlina Yelverton, 7 Elizabeth Street, Worcester

4.     Rev. Richard Wright, 6 Biltmore Road, Worcester

5.     Robert Thomas,

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager provide the City Council with recommendations concerning the data from the Massachusetts Racial and Gender Profiling Study dated May, 2004 conducted and compiled by Northeastern University.

 

4.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to employment practices.

††††††††† #63 CC October 5, 2004

Recommend Hold

 

Chairmanís Order request the Superintendent of the Worcester Public Schools provide the City Council with a copy of their departmental Affirmative Action Plan.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manger report the number of minorities represented in the Executive Management of the City.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager report to the City Council how an Affirmative Action policy affects city policy regarding appointments in Executive Management.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager to communicate with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination a history of the Cityís Affirmative Action policy.

 

5.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to City Managerís Appointments, City Charter Implications Ė Affirmative Action Plan.

††††††††† #15A CM October 26, 2004

Recommend Hold