Tuesday October 18, 2005

The article “Diversity Lacking in Council’s Commission Appointments” in the Oct. 14 issue mistakenly attributed to Councilmember Gordon Wozniak the quoted opinion that Bates’ appointment of only one African-American was “pretty sad, and pretty surprising. For years, the NAACP used to give [former mayor] Shirley Dean a hard time because she only had one African-American appointment. After that, to her credit, she appointed a number of African-Americans, at least as many as four. But now I see that Bates has the same number of African-American appointments as Dean had.” The quote should have been attributed to Councilmember Kriss Worthington.3