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File #: 20-216    Version: Name: Ordinance - Creating a Joint Commission on Racial Justice and Equity
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/12/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/29/2020 Final action:
Title: Communication from the City Manager with a Request to ADOPT the CHARTER of the JOINT COMMISSION on RACIAL JUSTICE with the County of Peoria.
Attachments: 1. Commission on Racial Justice and Equity Final 102020
ACTION REQUESTED:
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Communication from the City Manager with a Request to ADOPT the CHARTER of the JOINT COMMISSION on RACIAL JUSTICE with the County of Peoria.

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BACKGROUND: Following the Civil unrest in Peoria after the killing of George Floyd, Mayor Ardis and Councilwoman Ali convened a Racial Justice and equity coalition of interested citizens, business leaders and public officials from the City and County.

The purpose of the coalition was to identify recommendations to improve areas of racial justice and equity within our community, to identify some quick wins and establish a structure that could transition into a collective impact model that will engage the community and address issues for racial justice and equity.

The attached ordinance establishes a Joint Commission on Racial Justice and Equity with Peoria County. The goals of the Joint Commission on Racial Justice and Equity are:
1. To establish racially inclusive leadership;
2. Promotion of focused discussions on racial equity;
3. Creation of a racial justice and equity strategic plan;
4. Formation of focused work groups that advance pro-equity policies, procedures, and systems in various areas where racial inequities exist (including, but not limited to, the justice system, housing, economic development and jobs, child and youth development, health and human services, information technology, mobility and transportation, environment and climate);
5. Delivery of annual and periodic progress reports.

The mission of the Joint Commission on Racial Justice and Equity is to:
Accelerate Efforts to Institutionalize Racial Justice and Equity within County and City Government and to Advance its Adoption Throughout the Region.

The vision of the Joint Commission on Racial Justice and Equity is:
To End Racism in City and County Government and To Achieve Racial Equity and Justice Across Our Community.

The responsibilities of the Joint Commission on Racial Justice and Equity's are to:
1. Develop...

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