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File #: 18-1174    Version: 1 Name: 07/16/18 - One Community Leadership
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/16/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/16/2018 Final action: 7/16/2018
Enactment date: 7/16/2018 Enactment #: R-18-291
Title: Resolution to Support One Community Initiative and Ongoing Equity Work
Sponsors: Chuck Warpehoski, Christopher Taylor, Kirk Westphal
Title
Resolution to Support One Community Initiative and Ongoing Equity Work
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Whereas, The City of Ann Arbor is committed to equitably providing a high quality of life to all of its residents;

Whereas, The City of Ann Arbor Non-Discrimination Ordinance (Title IX, Chapter 112), states "It is the intent of the city that no individual be denied equal protection of the laws; nor shall any individual be denied the enjoyment of his or her civil or political rights or be discriminated against because of actual or perceived age, arrest record, color, disability, educational association, familial status, family responsibilities, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, HIV status, marital status, national origin, political beliefs, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, source of income, veteran status, victim of domestic violence or stalking, or weight;"

Whereas, Despite its commitment to equity, many members of our community continue to see disparities in employment, housing, education, contact with law enforcement, health, and other outcomes on the basis of race, gender, identity, and disability;

Whereas, Policies, procedures, and actions that are intended to be race-neutral may have racially and other disparate outcomes that particularly disadvantage people of color;

Whereas, In 2018 the City joined with its partners in Washtenaw County to develop the "One Community: Advancing Racial Equity in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County" initiative to accomplish the following goals:

* Build organizational commitment and infrastructure across functions of Washtenaw County and the City of Ann Arbor, including clear action steps for implementation.

* Understand that advancing racial equity is the leading edge of addressing forms of disparate treatment for all at-risk and marginalized members of our community.

* Develop skills at operationalizing racial and other forms of equity, including using Equity Tools, development of an Equity Action Plan...

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