On Wednesday, the chair of the city Human Relations Commission submitted her resignation.
She then forwarded that letter to the newspaper.
Here it is, in its entirety:
Dear C. Kim Bracey, Mayor, and York City Human Relations Commissioners:
It is with regret that I am writing to inform you of my decision to resign my position on the Board of the York City Human Relations’ Commission, effective immediately.
It was an honor to have been appointed and to have served as a Commissioner, Vice-Chair and Chairperson for the York City Human Relations’ Commission.
My position as a Commissioner allowed me to assist our community and has given me the opportunity to act as a bridge between the Hispanic Community and the different departments of the City of York.
It has never before been an issue for me to fulfill the requirements of my position on the Board, although my other community commitments are great. However, during the last couple of months my job as Chairperson has become more difficult as a few Commissioners have shown a lack of respect for other Commissioners, the duties of the Commission, for proper rules for our meetings, and for the community attending our public meetings.
Because I always stand for the truth, I now feel that it is best that I resign.
Community & Youth Advocate