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ADM-18.30 - Citywide Racial Equity Goals and Strategies

CITYWIDE RACIAL EQUITY GOALS AND STRATEGIES

Binding City Policy

BCP-ADM-18.30


 

PURPOSE

WHEREAS, the Portland Plan defines Equity as when everyone has access to the opportunities necessary to satisfy their essential needs, advance their well-being, and achieve their full potential; and

WHEREAS, studies document there are huge disparities across all systems and institutions between Communities of Color and Whites in our region; and

WHEREAS, the Portland Plan’s Framework for Equity calls for launching a racially-focused initiative using well-documented disparities; and

WHEREAS, Portland City Council voted to create The Office of Equity and Human Rights to promote equity and reduce disparities within City government;

 


 

POLICY

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Citywide Racial Equity Goals and Strategies attached as Exhibit A are adopted by City Council.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution is binding City policy.

Link to Exhibit A  (PDF Document, 324 kb)

 


HISTORY

Resolution No. 37144, adopted by City Council July 8, 2015.