It’s official. Voters will decide the fate of Fayetteville’s new civil rights ordinance.
An effort to repeal Fayetteville’s contentious new civil rights ordinance has cleared the first hurdle.
Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan hosted a two-hour panel discussion on Thursday to hear suggestions on how to implement a contentious new civil rights ordinance.
The research compares four university cities with similar populations to Fayetteville that have civil rights ordinances.
The group include representatives of the LGBT, disabled, and ethnic minority communities; business leaders; area employers; members from the local real estate industry; civil rights lawyers; faith leaders; and city representatives.
The panel’s specific membership hasn’t been announced, but will be complete in time for the group’s first public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4.
Fayetteville City Council members passed a controversial anti-discrimination ordinance early Wednesday morning following nearly 10 hours of public discussion and debate.
A list of items up for approval and links to downloadable PDFs for more information on each item of business.
The venue change was unanimously rejected after aldermen and city officials voiced several concerns about the possible move.
The call is narrated by Michelle Duggar and paid for by freefayetteville.org, a URL that redirects to the Arkansas Family Council website.
The Fayetteville Town Center could hold as many as 1,000 guests if the City Council decides to move the meeting.
City Council members listened for nearly three hours Tuesday night while residents voiced their opinions on a proposed anti-discrimination ordinance.