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:
- Training Curriculum
- Policies and Procedures
- Data Transparency and Context
- 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
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.
Membership and Appointment Process
The Task Force will consist of nine (9) voting members with three (3) alternates. Alternates will be allowed to participate in all meetings of the Task Force. The City Council desires to ensure that Task Force membership maintains demographic diversity (i.e., gender, race, age, sexual orientation, etc.) as well as representation from:
- Homeowners and renters
- Business owners and property managers
- Senior Citizens
The Task Force will have a minimum of one (1) regular meeting per month. Additional special meetings will be determined by the Task Force. Each meeting will be facilitated by a contract facilitator with expertise in issues of Policing, Diversity, Racial Equity, and Inclusion. Currently, the City anticipates these meetings will take place on Zoom, due to COVID-19 precautions and restrictions.
Members of the Task Force will be selected through an application and interview process. Applicants must live or work in Dublin. The Mayor will make all final appointments, subject to approval by the full City Council in November 2020. This Task Force will be subject to the Brown Act.
Interested individuals can apply for the Task Force here (beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, September 14).
The application period opens at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, September 14.
Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.