#OneCity Update: Mayor Sammy Phillips issued a declaration today with his One City Faith Committee against racism and injustice. The gathering in Jacksonville took place at the same time a memorial service was underway for George Floyd in Minneapolis.
The Mayor met with the Faith Committee to discuss how Jacksonville can avoid systemic racism. After issuing the declaration at the Freedom Fountain, the Mayor and Faith Committee continued to work on an action plan. The Committee heard from Jacksonville Police Chief Mike Yaniero about the prohibition of some of the techniques that caused George Floyd’s death. Jacksonville Police have previously undergone special training that has reduced the use of force associated with some police interactions.
During the meeting, the One City Faith Committee developed concepts for additional actions for unity and support and will continue to work on the issue at future meetings. JacksonvilleNC.gov/OneCity