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File #: 2493   
Type: Discussion Status: Passed
File created: 6/19/2020 Department: County Administrative Office
On agenda: 6/23/2020 Final action: 6/23/2020
Subject: Adopt a Resolution to Address Racism and Equity
Attachments: 1. RES-CAO-06-23-20-Resolution to Address Racism and Equity.pdf, 2. Item #129 Executed BAI, 3. 2020-103 Executed Resolution.pdf
REPORT/RECOMMENDATION TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF THE COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO
AND RECORD OF ACTION

June 23, 2020

FROM
GARY McBRIDE, Chief Executive Officer, County Administrative Office

SUBJECT
Title
Adopt a Resolution to Address Racism and Equity
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RECOMMENDATIONS
Recommendation
Adopt a Resolution affirming that racism is a public health crisis that results in disparities in family stability, health and mental wellness, education, employment, economic development, public safety, criminal justice, and housing.
(Presenter: Leonard X. Hernandez, County Chief Operating Officer, 387-5425)
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COUNTY AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER GOALS & OBJECTIVES
Promote the Countywide Vision.
Create, Maintain and Grow Jobs and Economic Value in the County.
Improve County Government Operations.
Ensure Development of a Well-Planned, Balanced, and Sustainable County.
Provide for the Safety, Health and Social Service Needs of County Residents.
Pursue County Goals and Objectives by Working with Other Agencies.

FINANCIAL IMPACT
Adoption of the recommended resolution will not require the use of additional Discretionary General Funding (Net County Cost).

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
On June 9, 2020 (Item No. 64), the Board of Supervisors (Board) directed county staff to work with community advocates to draft a resolution acknowledging that racism is a public health crisis. On June 30, 2011, the Board and the San Bernardino Council of Governments adopted the Countywide Vision, a roadmap for the future of the county with an emphasis on 10 elements, including public safety, education, jobs and the economy, wellness, and housing. The Countywide Vision recognizes each of these elements are interrelated and interdependent.

The recommended resolution states the County will actively participate in the dismantling of racism by working with community partners to establish "Equity" as an eleventh element within the Countywide Vision and to create an Equity Element Gro...

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