Community Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion


Throughout 2020, issues of racial equity have been brought to the forefront of local and national discourse.  The Dublin City Council strongly believes in equity, diversity, and inclusion, and that this is a matter that requires additional discussion by the community.  In fact, the City Council recently changed its Mission and Values statements to reflect a new focus on these areas, and wishes to seek the community’s input on ways to improve or enhance its policies and practices.  As a result of this discussion, on September 1, 2020, the City Council established a Community Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

The Community Task Force  is charged with reviewing and developing recommendations on items within the City’s purview, specifically the following:

  • Policing
    • Training Curriculum
    • Policies and Procedures
    • Data Transparency and Context
    • Communications
    • Public Engagement and Community Relations
  • Diversity, Racial Equity, and Inclusion
    • Boards and Commission Recruitment
    • Inclusive, Equitable, and Accessible Programming and Events
    • Community Agency Funding and Support
    • Communications

The term of the Task Force shall begin in December 2020 and will expire on June 30, 2021, with recommendations being made to the City Council in July 2021.

The Task Force will have a minimum of one (1) regular meeting per month. Additional special meetings will be determined by the Task Force. Currently, the City anticipates these meetings will take place on Zoom, due to COVID-19 precautions and restrictions.

All information regarding this Task Force will be made available on this website. 


The Task Force consists of nine (9) voting members and three (3) alternates, all of which were appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. Members of the Task Force include:

Matthew AiniKathy AvanzinoBeatriz Ballesteros-Kogan
Clifford Brown Jr.Dyrell FosterIsabella Helene David
Rameet KohliEman TaiNatasha Tripplett
Martha Orozco
(Alternate 1)
Brittany Jacobs
(Alternate 2)

The Task Force will be facilitated by Paul C. Hudson of Seed Collaborative, LLC.

Members can only miss two meetings during the six-month term of the Task Force without being replaced by an alternate. Alternates will also not be allowed to miss more than two meetings. Alternates will become members in the order listed on the Task Force website. The objective of this member/alternate model is to ensure that the City Council receives a report and recommendations that are consistent and supported by the nine-member Task Force.

Agendas & Minutes

Regular meetings of the Task Force will take place on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Meeting materials will be posted below when they are available. 

Meeting DateAgenda PacketAgendaMinutesOther Materials
December 14, 2020Agenda PacketAgendaMinutesPresentations
January 14, 2021Agenda Packet
January 28, 2021Agenda PacketMinutesNone
February 11, 2021Agenda PacketAgendaMinutesNone
February 25, 2021Agenda PacketAgenda MinutesNone
March 11, 2021Agenda PacketAgendaMinutesPresentations
March 25, 2021Agenda PacketAgenda MinutesNone
April 8, 2021Agenda PacketAgendaMinutesPresentations
April 22, 2021

May 13, 2021

May 27, 2021

June 10, 2021

June 24, 2021

Other Information & References

December 16, 2020 Updates

  • June 17, 2020 Public Safety Community Conversation (VIDEO)
  • July 9, 2020 City Council Public Safety Study Session (VIDEO)

February 1, 2021 Updates

  • Alameda County Sheriff's Office Policies and Procedures (LINK)
  • California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training Student Workbooks (LINK)

February 8, 2021 Updates

  • Alameda County Sheriff's Office Strategic Plan (FILE)
  • City of Dublin Strategic Plan (LINK)
  • November 3, 2020 Mental Health Services City Council Report (REPORT) (PPT) (VIDEO)
  • AXIS Mental Health Urgent Care Center Pilot Program Proposal (FILE
  • Task Force Information and Data Request Spreadsheet: 2/8/2020 Version (FILE)

February 11, 2021 Updates

  • Crime Prevention Activities Frequency and Usage Data (FILE)
  • 5150 Case Data (2017-2020) (FILE)
  • CA POST De-Escalation Strategies & Techniques (FILE)
  • Center for Policing Equity (LINK)
  • Campaign Zero Police Scorecard (LINK)

February 16, 2021 Update

  • President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, May 2015 (LINK)

February 18, 2021 Updates

  • Louisville Courier Journal Article on Metro Police Review (LINK) (REPORT)
  • L.A. Times Op-Ed "What Biden Can Do About Bad Policing" (LINK)
  • Forbes Article: "NYPD Disciplinary Records Can Be Released To The Public, Court Rules" (LINK)

February 22, 2021 Updates

  • CBS News Article on Denver, CO, STAR Program (LINK)
  • FY21 and FY22 DPS Budget Detail (FILE)
  • AB 988 (Bauer-Kahan) Mental Health Crisis Response/Hotline Press Release (LINK)
  • Sir Robert Peel's Principles on Policing (FILE)
  • DPS Commendations and Letters of Recognition (FILE)
  • CA POST Use of Force Standards and Guidelines (LINK)

February 26, 2021 Updates

  • November 19, 2019 City Council Discussion on ACSO Contract (REPORT) (VIDEO)
  • Mental Health, Training, and Budget Ad Hoc Committee Research (FILE)

March 8, 2021 Updates

  • Ballotpedia: 2020 Changes to Policing Policy by State (LINK)

March 11, 2021 Updates

  • Task Force Information and Data Request Spreadsheet 3/11/2020 Version (LINK)
  • Memo on DPS Training (FILE)
  • Memo on DPS Recruiting (FILE)
  • Presentation on Liability Budget Line Item (LINK)

March 16, 2021 Updates

  • Guardian Article on Chico, CA, Police Reform Effort (LINK)
  • Newsweek Article on Tucson, AZ, Mobile Crisis Teams (LINK)

March 22, 2021 Updates

  • East Bay Times Article: Oakland Pilots Non-Police Crisis Response (LINK)
  • County of Santa Cruz Task Force Report (LINK)
  • Stanford Open Policing Project Analysis (LINK)
  • CA Penal Code Section 13519 (LINK)
  • CA Vehicle Code 2804 (LINK)
  • Econofact Research on Racial Disparities in Policing (LINK)
  • Bureau of Justice Statistics Police Public Contact Survey (LINK)

April 7, 2021 Updates

  • Example Commission Applications (LINK)

April 12, 2021 Updates

  • APAPA Community Town Hall Video (LINK)

  1. John Stefanski

    Assistant to the City Manager

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