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Community members call for more discussion after Thursday's Race Relations Summit

Posted at 5:17 PM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 17:18:01-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Some community members are calling for more discussion after Thursday's Race Relations Summit.

The all-day summit opened the floor, giving the community and city leadership a chance to discuss ways to improve race relations.

For some, the format didn't allow an open conversation.

Chelsea Rimert says she was expecting something similar to the way the city recently started allowing virtual comments.

Instead, answers were provided to panelists, who then presented them without opportunity for discussion.

"I think moving forward, especially with the Race Relations Summit, having local leaders there is really crucial," said Rimert. "Their voices should definitely be at the forefront of that."

Commissioners say they hope to host more summits. So far, there's nothing planned for the near future.