- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

GONZALES, La. (AP) - The Gonzales City Council has approved six appointments to a new diversity committee, with a goal of seeing more minority employees in city government.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1BfqsFS) the formation of the committee grew, over several months’ time, in response to comments made before the council late last year by former Ascension Parish resident James H. LeBlanc Jr. saying there aren’t enough minority employees in the city government.

At Monday’s meeting, Mayor Barney Arceneaux (AHR’-suh-noh) said he had contacted several like-sized cities to get ideas for such a committee, but wasn’t able to find a city that had a diversity committee.

He said the city has looked to universities for a model of the committee.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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