Racial Equity Steering Committee

NEWS


APRIL 26, 2021: READ THE FULL REPORT THE RACIAL EQUITY STEERING COMMITTEE PRESENTED TO THE CITY COUNCIL.

ABOUT THE COMMITTEE


The Council established a Racial Equity Steering Committee (RESC) as part of a resolution that it passed at its July 13, 2020 meeting. Mayor Kate Snyder announced the appointment of 13 members to the Council’s newly formed Committee at the Council's September 9, 2020 meeting.

The Racial Equity Steering Committee was charged with reviewing the City’s approach to public safety, including but not limited to:

  • an examination of the ever expanding role we, as a City, have asked the police to play in our community — ranging from responding to noise complaints, traffic violations, and violent crime to conducting wellness checks and responding to behavioral health calls and drug overdoses — and whether we have provided them with the appropriate resources to accomplish this work; 
  • the way in which the City interacts with area agencies, organizations, and non-profits in the name of public safety and how these partnerships can best work to enhance public safety in the City; and 
  • recommending changes, as necessary, to various policies, structures, and procedures related to public safety that may disproportionately impact Black people and other persons of color with the specific aim of improving community relations, establishing mutual trust and respect, and rooting out and ending systemic racism.
On April 26, 2021, the Council accepted the final report of the RESC and referred it to the Health & Human Services and Public Safety Committee. 
December 10, 2020 Meeting
December 17, 2020 Meeting
December 22, 2020 Meeting
January 7, 2021 Meeting
January 14, 2021 Meeting
January 21, 2021 Meeting
January 28, 2021 Meeting
February 4, 2021 Meeting
February 11, 2021 Meeting -Cancelled
February 18, 2021 Meeting
February 25, 2021 Meeting 
March 4, 2021 Meeting 
March 11, 2021 Meeting
March 18, 2021 Meeting
March 25, 2021 Meeting
April 1, 2021 Meeting
April 8, 2021 Meeting
April 15, 2021 Meeting