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Jennifer Iddings inside Decatur September 18, 2020, 1:47 PM

What outlet do you prefer to receive general information from the city (website, Decatur Focus newsletter, The Decatur Minute blog, Facebook, Twitter, NextDoor)? website, Nextdoor
When an emergency occurs, do you seek out information from the City of Decatur? Yes
What outlets do you use to find the latest emergency updates from the city (website, The Decatur Minute blog, Facebook, Twitter, Smart911, NextDoor)? Do you have one outlet you prefer? Smart911, Nextdoor

Chanell Miller outside Decatur August 29, 2020, 3:05 PM

Racial inequity exists within the City of Decatur community. Strongly Agree
I am concerned about how racial equity affects children in the City of Decatur. Strongly Agree
What do you think is needed to improve racial equity among children in the City of Decatur? NEEDS NEW BOARD OF EDUCATION SUPERINTENDENT
I am concerned that the City of Decatur does not operate in a manner that encourages racial equity. (This includes city management, volunteer boards and commissions,
public works, public safety, active living and children and youth services.)
Strongly agree
What do you think is needed to improve the City of Decatur’s operations, with a focus on racial equity? (This includes city management, volunteer boards and commissions,
public works, public safety, active living and children and youth services.)
Ms.Moore need to Be fired and the board of education employees who stood by her while she created fake Parent profiles and the school administration wasn’t able to contact me for a whole year. Made complaints, nothing happened. Image your child get hurts twice and the school can’t call you because a lady who have been working there for over 10 years summit and delete your information and a school district let school administrators sign your child up for programs you didn’t approve of without your acknowledgment.
I am concerned that the residents of City of Decatur are becoming less racially diverse. Strongly agree
What do you think is needed to improve racial diversity among City of Decatur residents? Get a Need superintendent because the one we have felt this community by ignoring complaints without addressing them and only comes out in the media with his cape on.
I believe that _________ is an effective way to increase racial equity in Decatur (pick your priority for each): Changes in city laws, policies, and procedures, Creating spaces for conversation among members of the community, Public programming on race and anti-racism (e.g., speakers, etc.), Anti-racism training for city employees, Anti-racism training for residents
What other suggestions do you have for increasing racial equity in Decatur? The Principal Greg wisemen needs to be fired also because he let a lot of things happen and he harasses black boys.
I would be willing to attend and/or participate in (check all that apply): Public programming on race and anti-racism (e.g., speakers, etc.)
Additional Comments: Request your children educational records to see what’s going on. Racist aren’t born they are being taught and train and protected by the city of Decatur schools and it needs to be address so we all can heal and get alone. City of Decatur should have laws in places to protect all kids from harassment, discrimination and racial profiling!
Are you a City of Decatur resident? Yes
What is your age? 35-44
With which race or ethnicity do you most identify? (check one or more) White
With which gender do you most identify? Woman
With which sexual identity do you most identify? Straight (Heterosexual)

Martha Rees inside Decatur August 27, 2020, 9:51 AM

Racial inequity exists within the City of Decatur community. Strongly Agree
I am concerned about how racial equity affects children in the City of Decatur. Strongly Agree
What do you think is needed to improve racial equity among children in the City of Decatur? Equity depends on economic equity, not symbols like murals -- living wage and home ownership.
I am concerned that the City of Decatur does not operate in a manner that encourages racial equity. (This includes city management, volunteer boards and commissions,
public works, public safety, active living and children and youth services.)
Agree
What do you think is needed to improve the City of Decatur’s operations, with a focus on racial equity? (This includes city management, volunteer boards and commissions,
public works, public safety, active living and children and youth services.)
(1) Ask people of color what they think. (2) Review wages, support home ownership (loan) programs for residents.
I am concerned that the residents of City of Decatur are becoming less racially diverse. Strongly agree
What do you think is needed to improve racial diversity among City of Decatur residents? home ownership programs
I believe that _________ is an effective way to increase racial equity in Decatur (pick your priority for each): Changes in city laws, policies, and procedures
What other suggestions do you have for increasing racial equity in Decatur? low interest mortgage programs and living wage
I would be willing to attend and/or participate in (check all that apply): Other - programs to support residents seeking low interest mortgages
Additional Comments: Evaluate the effectiveness of 'training' workshops and murals before spending money on them. There is evidence that they don't cause change.

(1) Do we want white people to have a good attitude?

Or (2) do we want black people to have power, own their homes, accumulate household wealth? (I would suggest calling in NACA to help with this).

If we can move toward (2), then (1) won't matter so much.
Are you a City of Decatur resident? Yes
What is your age? 65 and over
With which race or ethnicity do you most identify? (check one or more) White
With which gender do you most identify? Woman
With which sexual identity do you most identify? Straight (Heterosexual)

Name not available inside Decatur August 26, 2020, 9:54 PM

Racial inequity exists within the City of Decatur community. Strongly Agree
I am concerned about how racial equity affects children in the City of Decatur. Strongly Agree
What do you think is needed to improve racial equity among children in the City of Decatur? Acknowledge that it exists; create programs that discuss it (no matter if it hurts to hear;) allow students of color to take advance education classes and programs; create programs and have mentors for children of color
I am concerned that the City of Decatur does not operate in a manner that encourages racial equity. (This includes city management, volunteer boards and commissions,
public works, public safety, active living and children and youth services.)
Strongly agree
What do you think is needed to improve the City of Decatur’s operations, with a focus on racial equity? (This includes city management, volunteer boards and commissions,
public works, public safety, active living and children and youth services.)
Have people of different races as managers; provide training for them; encourage residents to join the various boards (use the different methods of communication to let them know of openings)
I am concerned that the residents of City of Decatur are becoming less racially diverse. Strongly agree
What do you think is needed to improve racial diversity among City of Decatur residents? Affordable housing for city employees and the seniors
I believe that _________ is an effective way to increase racial equity in Decatur (pick your priority for each): Anti-racism training for residents, Changes in city laws, policies, and procedures, Public programming on race and anti-racism (e.g., speakers, etc.), Anti-racism training for city employees, Creating spaces for conversation among members of the community
What other suggestions do you have for increasing racial equity in Decatur? We've discussed, now it's time to make things happen
I would be willing to attend and/or participate in (check all that apply): Community conversations, Public programming on race and anti-racism (e.g., speakers, etc.), Anti-racism training
Are you a City of Decatur resident? Yes
What is your age? 35-44
With which race or ethnicity do you most identify? (check one or more) Black or African American
With which gender do you most identify? Woman
With which sexual identity do you most identify? Straight (Heterosexual)

Name not available outside Decatur August 22, 2020, 3:20 PM

Racial inequity exists within the City of Decatur community. Agree
I am concerned about how racial equity affects children in the City of Decatur. Agree
I am concerned that the City of Decatur does not operate in a manner that encourages racial equity. (This includes city management, volunteer boards and commissions,
public works, public safety, active living and children and youth services.)
No Opinion
I am concerned that the residents of City of Decatur are becoming less racially diverse. Disagree
I believe that _________ is an effective way to increase racial equity in Decatur (pick your priority for each): Changes in city laws, policies, and procedures, Creating spaces for conversation among members of the community, Public programming on race and anti-racism (e.g., speakers, etc.), Anti-racism training for city employees, Anti-racism training for residents
I would be willing to attend and/or participate in (check all that apply): Community conversations, Public programming on race and anti-racism (e.g., speakers, etc.)
Are you a City of Decatur resident? Yes
What is your age? 18-24
With which race or ethnicity do you most identify? (check one or more) Black or African American
With which gender do you most identify? Man
With which sexual identity do you most identify? Bisexual

Name not available inside Decatur August 12, 2020, 4:31 PM

Racial inequity exists within the City of Decatur community. Agree
I am concerned about how racial equity affects children in the City of Decatur. Strongly Agree
What do you think is needed to improve racial equity among children in the City of Decatur? Greater diversity in city population.
I am concerned that the City of Decatur does not operate in a manner that encourages racial equity. (This includes city management, volunteer boards and commissions,
public works, public safety, active living and children and youth services.)
Agree
What do you think is needed to improve the City of Decatur’s operations, with a focus on racial equity? (This includes city management, volunteer boards and commissions,
public works, public safety, active living and children and youth services.)
More community-supported activities. The city commission and boards seem more tilted toward Oakhurst and away from more economically and soc
I am concerned that the residents of City of Decatur are becoming less racially diverse. Strongly agree
What do you think is needed to improve racial diversity among City of Decatur residents? More middle- and low-income housing
I believe that _________ is an effective way to increase racial equity in Decatur (pick your priority for each): Creating spaces for conversation among members of the community, Changes in city laws, policies, and procedures, Public programming on race and anti-racism (e.g., speakers, etc.), Anti-racism training for city employees, Anti-racism training for residents
I would be willing to attend and/or participate in (check all that apply): Community conversations
Are you a City of Decatur resident? Yes
What is your age? 65 and over
With which race or ethnicity do you most identify? (check one or more) White
With which gender do you most identify? Man
With which sexual identity do you most identify? Straight (Heterosexual)

Name not available outside Decatur August 9, 2020, 4:45 PM

Racial inequity exists within the City of Decatur community. Strongly Agree
I am concerned about how racial equity affects children in the City of Decatur. Strongly Agree
What do you think is needed to improve racial equity among children in the City of Decatur? Improve the education system.
I am concerned that the City of Decatur does not operate in a manner that encourages racial equity. (This includes city management, volunteer boards and commissions,
public works, public safety, active living and children and youth services.)
Strongly agree
What do you think is needed to improve the City of Decatur’s operations, with a focus on racial equity? (This includes city management, volunteer boards and commissions,
public works, public safety, active living and children and youth services.)
Accountability and include people who care.
I am concerned that the residents of City of Decatur are becoming less racially diverse. Strongly agree
What do you think is needed to improve racial diversity among City of Decatur residents? Clean , make them safer and bring more buisness.
I believe that _________ is an effective way to increase racial equity in Decatur (pick your priority for each): Changes in city laws, policies, and procedures, Anti-racism training for city employees, Public programming on race and anti-racism (e.g., speakers, etc.), Anti-racism training for residents, Creating spaces for conversation among members of the community
I would be willing to attend and/or participate in (check all that apply): Public programming on race and anti-racism (e.g., speakers, etc.)
Are you a City of Decatur resident? No
What is your age? 25-34
With which race or ethnicity do you most identify? (check one or more) Black or African American
With which gender do you most identify? Woman
With which sexual identity do you most identify? Straight (Heterosexual)

Susan Ellis Purdom inside Decatur August 6, 2020, 6:06 PM

Racial inequity exists within the City of Decatur community. Strongly Agree
I am concerned about how racial equity affects children in the City of Decatur. Strongly Agree
What do you think is needed to improve racial equity among children in the City of Decatur? More support for African American children in the school system and greater expectations for their future.
I am concerned that the City of Decatur does not operate in a manner that encourages racial equity. (This includes city management, volunteer boards and commissions,
public works, public safety, active living and children and youth services.)
No Opinion
What do you think is needed to improve the City of Decatur’s operations, with a focus on racial equity? (This includes city management, volunteer boards and commissions,
public works, public safety, active living and children and youth services.)
Include African Americans in all of the above.
I am concerned that the residents of City of Decatur are becoming less racially diverse. Strongly agree
What do you think is needed to improve racial diversity among City of Decatur residents? More affordable housing.
I believe that _________ is an effective way to increase racial equity in Decatur (pick your priority for each): Creating spaces for conversation among members of the community, Anti-racism training for residents, Anti-racism training for city employees, Changes in city laws, policies, and procedures
I would be willing to attend and/or participate in (check all that apply): Community conversations
Additional Comments: City should be supportive of the schools and get some input from the Black families on their experiences in the City.
Are you a City of Decatur resident? Yes
What is your age? 65 and over
With which race or ethnicity do you most identify? (check one or more) White
With which gender do you most identify? Woman
With which sexual identity do you most identify? Straight (Heterosexual)

Name not available inside Decatur August 6, 2020, 6:55 AM

Racial inequity exists within the City of Decatur community. Agree
I am concerned about how racial equity affects children in the City of Decatur. Agree
What do you think is needed to improve racial equity among children in the City of Decatur? Awareness training and affordable housing
I am concerned that the City of Decatur does not operate in a manner that encourages racial equity. (This includes city management, volunteer boards and commissions,
public works, public safety, active living and children and youth services.)
Disagree
I am concerned that the residents of City of Decatur are becoming less racially diverse. Agree
What do you think is needed to improve racial diversity among City of Decatur residents? Affordable housing and taxes
I believe that _________ is an effective way to increase racial equity in Decatur (pick your priority for each): Anti-racism training for residents
I would be willing to attend and/or participate in (check all that apply): Community conversations, Public programming on race and anti-racism (e.g., speakers, etc.), Anti-racism training
Are you a City of Decatur resident? Yes
What is your age? 55-64
With which race or ethnicity do you most identify? (check one or more) White
With which gender do you most identify? Woman
With which sexual identity do you most identify? Straight (Heterosexual)

Name not available outside Decatur August 5, 2020, 7:17 PM

Racial inequity exists within the City of Decatur community. Strongly Agree
I am concerned about how racial equity affects children in the City of Decatur. Strongly Agree
What do you think is needed to improve racial equity among children in the City of Decatur? It is going to take Caucasian’s acknowledging there is a a problem on their part and rectifying their behavior.
I am concerned that the City of Decatur does not operate in a manner that encourages racial equity. (This includes city management, volunteer boards and commissions,
public works, public safety, active living and children and youth services.)
Strongly agree
What do you think is needed to improve the City of Decatur’s operations, with a focus on racial equity? (This includes city management, volunteer boards and commissions,
public works, public safety, active living and children and youth services.)
More diversity on boards, equity in power, getting rid of all white (or nearly) in all faucets of our community
I am concerned that the residents of City of Decatur are becoming less racially diverse. Strongly agree
What do you think is needed to improve racial diversity among City of Decatur residents? More diversity with power to make changes
I believe that _________ is an effective way to increase racial equity in Decatur (pick your priority for each): Changes in city laws, policies, and procedures
What other suggestions do you have for increasing racial equity in Decatur? Institutional racism
I would be willing to attend and/or participate in (check all that apply): Community conversations, Public programming on race and anti-racism (e.g., speakers, etc.), Anti-racism training
Are you a City of Decatur resident? Yes
What is your age? 55-64
With which race or ethnicity do you most identify? (check one or more) Black or African American
With which gender do you most identify? Woman
With which sexual identity do you most identify? Straight (Heterosexual)