The Alton City Council is in the process of establishing a Community Relations Commission, following the expected elimination of the Human Relations Commission. Among the members of the commission will be the Police Chief, Director of Economic Development and Housing and the City Attorney. The commission will also have 8 members of the community.
But City Attorney Megan Williams tells The Big Z those members will not necessarily be attached to an existing organization.
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There was some opposition to the move to create this commission while eliminating the existing but long-dormant Human Relations Commission. That group has not met in several years. The full council meets Wednesday night at 7:30 at Alton City Hall.