"I want to say thanks for the way you've handled the situation, and in doing so behind closed doors. This gives us an opportunity to move on and that's what our community needs," said Atkins, also displaying his view it was unfortunate Moore neglected to respond to the allegations.
Atkins asked the commission to consider offering to residents and appointees the same diversity training given to city employees. Currently, committee appointees are not required to partake in the training.
Norman Bartleson, president of the Danville chapter of NAACP, said the issue shouldn't have made it to the forefront. He also had a problem with Louis describing the problem as a "black" issue. He compared the current state of Danville to 1968 and said it is unfortunate the issue has been as open as it has.
"If this was handled right, it would have never made it to the paper," he said.