DEI Initiatives Update - February 25, 2021

February 25, 2021

At their February 18, 2021 meeting, the Mill Valley City Council reviewed and approved the City of Mill Valley Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work Plan. The Staff Report, which accompanies the Work Plan, discusses the importance of recognizing the impacts of government policies and systems on racial disparity in our community, and the City’s responsibility to proactively advance racial equity. 

Staff will conduct further study on the police-related items in the Work Plan, with a comprehensive department report to Council in the next 60 days. For the remaining items, the City will focus on efforts that are appropriately scaled and within City jurisdiction, such as affordable housing, human resources, recreation and library. As many of these items needed additional direction, research and consideration, timelines are still being determined. 

The City is committed to working with urgency and accelerating progress, and to act and encourage community action towards eliminating racial disparities, both inside government and in the community. Moving forward, the City will proceed with a thoughtful, appropriately scaled organizational process, driven by staff, with the involvement of elected and appointed City officials and community partners.

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