By Herman Wang
A request by the Office of Multicultural Affairs for a $450,000 diversity and discrimination study met with skepticism from some Chattanooga City Council members today.
Jacqueline Strong Moss, the office’s director, said the study was needed to obtain data on socio-economic trends in the city.
“This will give us real numbers on real problems,” Ms. Moss told a City Council committee. “Having a data-driven analysis is important.”
But Councilman Manny Rico said he didn’t see why such a study was necessary.
“We know what the problems are,” he said. “I think we just need to implement the laws we have.”
Councilman Dan Page said he was concerned with the cost for the study.
The council will consider the proposed study June 20.
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