Leon County commissioners gave approval on Tuesday to create a human relations advisory committee, whose goal is to "to provide commissioners suggestions for people who may be under represented before the governing body." The Commissioners will now nominate names to serve on the board.
The LGBT community turned out in force to support the committee, which was suggested and motioned by Commissioner John Dailey. The commissioners did point out that the committee will extend its reach beyond just the LGBT community to other minorities and underrepresented communities.
Jeff Peters, a local attorney who works within the LGBT community, was extremely pleased by the formation of the committee:
This advisory board would be an important step in giving a voice to a significant number of people in this country who do not have a voice.