Nettie Hinton stands in opposition of the task force recommendation. Photo by Iris Dimmick.

Amid Task Force Dissent, Council Approves Gentrification Guidelines

The so-called Gentrification Task Force, for all intents and purposes, completed its task Thursday afternoon as the City Council unanimously accepted its report and created a commission to carry out its short and long term recommendations aimed at mitigating the possible effects that revitalization has on low-income neighborhoods, namely: displacement of low-income residents and the loss of historic and/or cultural identity of communities.