They’re considering compassionate city status:

The Winston-Salem City Council will vote Monday on whether to make the city a participant in the Campaign for Compassionate Cities, led locally by the group Interfaith Winston-Salem with the support of various civic and religious leaders. Local supporters call themselves Compassionate Winston-Salem.

….The international movement got its start in 2008 when Karen Armstrong, a writer on religion, won a $100,000 prize from a foundation for advocating what she called a charter for compassion. Using the Internet, a group that organized around the concept collected ideas from around the world, and in 2009 issued the charter – a document calling for nonviolence and mutual respect.

I guess the question is what happens in the unlikely event the resolution is voted down?

Update No worries, council unanimously approves resolution.