FRAMINGHAM – Since the 11-member Framingham City Council unanimously rejected all the mayoral appointments to all committees, boards, and commissions, the Mayor has identified two more individuals to serve on the Framingham Human Relations Commission.
The purpose of the Commission is to “deal with the causes of intergroup disunity which underlie the urban crisis. including, but not limited to, the elimination of conditions of bias discrimination and prejudice against minority groups, and to establish affirmative action programs to insure equal enforcement of law, and equal protection of law, for all groups regardless of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, handicap, national origin or ancestry.”
In June, seven names were submitted for the Framingham Human Relations Commission with all to serve 3-year terms.
On July 31, Mayor Yvonne Spicer submitted nine names for the Commission, with staggered terms. The City Council is expected to approve or reject the nominations at its meeting on August 21.
The slate submitted now to the City Council includes:
- Eleanor Annbinder from District 6 for a 3-year term
- Jose Roman from District 3 for a 3-year term
- Current vice chair Michael Genovese from District 2 for a 3-year term
- Renee Harper for a 3-year term (no District was provided to the City Council)
- Current member Esquivel Araceli from District 6 for a 2-year term
- Current member Timothy Lee from District 7 for a 2-year term
- Dana Essigmann from District 6 for a 2-year term
- Cesar Stewart Morales from District 2 for a 2-year term
- Current Chair Bob Anspach from District 5 for a 2-year term
There are still four vacancies on the Commission for 1-year terms.
Back in June, the Mayor’s office wrote in documents to the City Council there were only 7 applicants by the June 1 deadline.
Morales and Anspach were added to the new list of nominations submitted to the City Council.
The City Council’s subcommittee on appointments, chaired by Cheryl Tully Stoll, will review the appointments and then make a recommendation to the full City Council to vote on the nominations to the Council. The 11-member City Council still has to approve the appointment recommendations by the Mayor, before the individuals can be sworn in.
SOURCE could not find an advertisement for the Commission on the City’s website, like the advertisements posted for for License Commission, Traffic Commission, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Board of Health. The City’s former public information officer issued a press release on the morning of June 1, announcing it was the last day to apply for City boards, committees and commissions.