Racial Equity Work

This page will give an overview of the City Council's work on racial equity. It will be updated frequently. To view recordings of recent Council and Committee meetings, please visit our Town Hall Streams Page. 

council work

July 13, 2020 - Council Establishes a Racial Equity Steering Committee 

August 11, 2020 - Council Seeks Applicants for Racial Equity Steering Committee 

September 9, 2020 - Mayor Appoints 13 Members to Racial Equity Steering Committee

February 22, 2021 - Council Receives Interim Report from Racial Equity Steering Committee

April 26, 2021 - Council Receives Final Report from Racial Equity Steering Committee

TBA - During the Council's April 26, 2021 meeting, Councilors decided to hold an upcoming Council Workshop to discuss the RESC report in further detail. It will also be discussed further at an upcoming meeting of the Health & Human Services and Public Safety Committee. 

committee work

racial equity steering committee

Visit the Steering Committee Page

Health & Human Services and public safety Committee

Visit the Committee Page

June 9, 2020 Meeting 

  • Review of current PPD policies and trainings including:
    • Use of Force, Chokeholds/Strangleholds
    • Body Cameras
    • Crisis-intervention and de-escalation
    • Implicit Bias
    • Citizen Police Review Board 
  • Discussion of policy recommendations from President Obama's Task Force for 21st Century Policing and how they mesh with current PPD policies and practices
  • Assessment of where the PPD is with Campaign Zero's "8 Can't Wait" platform ( https://8cantwait.org/ )

August 11, 2020 Meeting

  • Public Health & Health Equity

police citizen review subcommittee

police department