Sustainability Plan Recommendations from the Livability Board and Planning Board
Natural Assets and Sustainability Coordinator Charlene Minor and Sustainability Committee member Matt Walt presented a draft “Sustainability Framework” that provides priority areas and defines the desired outcome of the town’s sustainability efforts as specified in the Strategic Plan. The committee was formed in November 2020 and is comprised of members of the Livability Board and Planning Board. Committee members researched numerous resources and publicly vetted Town Plans to achieve the goals of their short-term assignment, November through March, which led to the creation of the draft Sustainability Framework and recommended budget items. The board provided feedback and will consider approval of the Sustainability Committee’s recommended framework at the April 13 meeting.
Discuss Non-Discrimination Ordinance Update
The Town of Davidson strives to be an inclusive community as stated in its core values, vision statement, comprehensive plan, and the Strategic Plan includes an Equity & Inclusion goal - Work together to create a culture of belonging, address our past inequities, provide opportunities for all, treat everyone with respect and dignity and recognize every voice. Eugene Bradley, Housing & Equity Director presented an update on the process of how to move forward a non-discrimination ordinance in the Town of Davidson. With the expiration of House Bill 142 in December 2020, North Carolina municipalities now have the authority to enact local inclusive non-discrimination ordinances. Click here to view the presentation.
The Affordable Housing and Equity Board is working on a recommendation for the board of commissioners and staff will develop a public engagement process for feedback on the proposed ordinance prior to approval by the board of commissioners.
Upcoming Board Agenda Items
The board reviewed upcoming agenda items for the April 13 work session, April 27 regular meeting, and key future items. The board of commissioners and staff will continue to hold virtual meetings on the Zoom platform and streamed via YouTube. Check the town’s website, social media sites, or e-Crier emails for public access to meetings. If you have additional questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Town Clerk Betsy Shores at email@example.com.