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In order to keep our cohesion on council, these types of statements cannot be made, Hunt said during the meeting.
Rawlings said he made the comment during a discussion about the way certain people vote, and he drew an analogy between the black and white members of council and the older and newer members of council.
Narcisse said that the community as whole must come together to solve issues despite racial differences.
I have been in this business for about 30 Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 years and this is the first time I have had this kind of accusation, Rawlings said Monday. I apologize if I have offended anybody.
Resident Darrell Williams, who is black, said he was glad Rawlings admitted what he had done and said it was a Omega Speedmaster Space Watch
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Hamrick and former Council President Karl Marking publicly made statements in opposition of the potential breach of contract that Rawlings was entering into at the time.
We have to learn to get over our racial barriers, Narcisse said. We can t have someone in power making those kinds of statements.
Rawlings admitted that he made a similar statement at a meeting with some department heads and claimed it has been taken out of context. Rawlings did not say exactly what he told those attending the meeting, but he did not dispute Narcisse s claims about what was said. Rawlings was unavailable for comment immediately after the meeting.
After the discussion concerning Rawlings comments was complete, Hunt left the room quickly for a few minutes, her teeth were clenched behind a frown as she shook her head from side to side.
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Councilwoman Carrie Villa Hunt, who is black, called for council to go into executive session immediately to discuss a personnel matter after hearing Rawlings explanation. Council President Ed Simpson suggested that council enter the session after the conclusion of the entire meeting in the interest of time.
The black council members Hunt, Ingrid Jones, David Collins and Jarrell Brazzle do make up a majority of council. While Simpson, and Councilmen Joseph Hamrick and Jeffrey LoPrinzi are the white members of council. Brazzle and LoPrinzi were not in attendance at Monday s meeting.
The majority of council has been black ever since September when Collins was appointed to council. That council had two members one white and one black not currently on council, but they were replaced after the November election by Hunt and LoPrinzi.
COATESVILLE During Monday s City Council meeting, the city manager admitted to and apologized for making comments that some said were racially charged.
After the executive session, Simpson said Rawlings had explained his comments, and council took his explanation under advisement. Council also interviewed one of the department heads who had been in the room when rawlings made his comment. He said council has made no decision about the matter at this time.
his position for a little more than a year, has struck the ire of several council members in the past. Within months of his arrival to the city, Rawlings informed council that he would be renting a home a few blocks outside of the city in Caln Township despite the fact that his contract stipulated that he must reside in the city within a year of signing his contract. He reportedly signed a year long lease which would not have expired in time for his one year anniversary with the city.
The Rev. Floyd Narcisse, senior pastor at Bethel AME Church and a member of the local chapter of the NAACP, said he had heard that City Manager Gary Rawlings recently stated he was uncomfortable because the blacks were taking over council.
evening and they did not have time to review it. They both said they would reconsider their vote once they had enough time to review the documents.
A review of all of the votes since council became a majority black under Rawlings could not be reviewed immediately following Monday s meeting.
Hunt said she does not believe that during her time on council, they have ever voted along racial lines. On Monday, there was a vote where the three black members of council that were present voted against a measure, while the two white members present voted for it. However, both Collins and Hunt said after the meeting that they rejected the proposal only because it was given to them Monday Omega Speedmaster Leather Strap
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