A group of University of Maryland graduate students is putting together a comprehensive report on needed improvements in Lakeland.
The deadline to apply for the Restorative Justice Commission is Feb. 14.
Among other goals, the plan seeks to educate College Park residents on the history of Lakeland, a historically Black neighborhood in the city.
The council is working to allocate COVID-19 relief funding and to address restorative justice. And city elections are on the horizon.
The committee seeks to address the city's history of oppression of the Lakeland community.
The discussions come after the city apologized for its role in the displacement of two-thirds of the Lakeland community.
The council plans to officially establish the steering committee at next week’s meeting.
Council members and panelists discussed the history of the area and what restorative justice could look like.
They presented a virtual presentation to members at the Nov. 10 meeting.