Update: Tonight's meeting may be illegal. The City Council approved the committee at its meeting last night, which started at 7 p.m. That makes it impossible for the city properly notice the meeting, which is at 6 p.m. tonight. State law requires meetings to be noticed 24 hours before their start times. We received notice of this meeting from the mayor's office today at 11:49 a.m. Exceptions can be granted for
Original: A committee organized to honor Racine's Civil Rights leader Corinne Reid-Owens will meet for the first time tonight.
Members of the committee include: Alderman Q.A. Shakoor II, Alderman Jeff Coe, Alderman David Maack, Pastor Charlene Mills, Pastor Melvin Hargrove, Marie Black, Ron Thomas and Vincent Esqueda.
The agenda for the first meeting says the committee will discuss the what the committee will do, how it will do it and possible meeting times.
The committee was created after a housing development named after Owens failed to get city approval. Maack suggested the committee, and Mayor John Dickert created it.
Shakoor will chair the committee.