Saturday, January 22, 2011

Not Upscale? Don't Apply to Serve on an Advisory Commission

Hello Yupette,

I noticed while walking past the glass paneled meeting rooms at the County office building that everyone who attends the advisory commission meetings seems to be upscale and white (once in awhile there's an African American or Latino in a meeting). Well it's true. If you aren't upscale you are not going to be selected to serve on an advisory commission - especially the planning, transportation, and housing commissions. One of the County Staff who coordinates the meetings told me that if you don't have a position that pays at least $100,000 a year and don't support the status quo you should not think of even applying to serve on an advisory commission.

Karen S. 22201

6 Comments:

At 22 January, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How could they achieve 'resegregation through gentrification' if the working class and poor minorities served on those advisory committees?

 
At 22 January, 2011 , Anonymous Pikester said...

Seen who runs "Smart Growth America" aka "Gentrification America"?

 
At 22 January, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone who's appointed to the Housing Commission live in rental housing?

 
At 22 January, 2011 , Anonymous I'm Gay and I Don't Like Jay said...

The so-called "Planning Commission" voted 11-0 to support Fisette's yuppification of his own neighborhood, on the County Board's agenda today.

 
At 22 January, 2011 , Anonymous Barcrofter said...

Hey, Yupette, did you hear about Zimmerman kicking off his campaign to completely resegregate the Pike which he kicked off today? I'll send a posting.

 
At 22 January, 2011 , Anonymous 22202 said...

Google Charles Monfort, Chairman of the Planning Commission.

 

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