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Asheville, NC, Plans $433,000 Disparities Initiative

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by Joel Burgess

ASHEVILLE – Race hasn’t always been at the forefront of city politics, but now local and national events have pushed the issue into public view – and city officials say they intend to keep it there with an ambitious $433,000 initiative.

The City Council is set to review a plan for a $350,000 racial disparity study and the establishment of a staffed Office of Equity and Diversity that will cost $110,000 this year and at least $150,000 annually going forward.

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