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File #: 20-495    Version: 1 Name: Receive a Presentation from SEED Collaborative, Inc.
Type: Presentation Status: Received
In control: City Council
Meeting Date: 11/2/2020 Final action: 11/2/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Presentation from SEED Collaborative, Inc., in Partnership with the Perception Institute, on the Creation of a City of San Leandro Equity and Race Advisory Committee and Discussion of a Proposed Scope of Work for Facilitation Services and Development of an Equity Plan
Sponsors: Liz Warmerdam
Attachments: 1. 4A SEED Proposal, 2. 4A SEED Presentation
Title
Presentation from SEED Collaborative, Inc., in Partnership with the Perception Institute, on the Creation of a City of San Leandro Equity and Race Advisory Committee and Discussion of a Proposed Scope of Work for Facilitation Services and Development of an Equity Plan

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SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS

On June 1, 2020, the City Council voted unanimously to create an Equity and Race Advisory Committee to provide community input on the issues of equity and race within the community and as they relate to the provision of municipal services. After extensive research and discussions with organizations and individuals throughout the country, including the Race and Equity Alliance of the National League of Cities (REAL), staff recommends the City Council consider and provide feedback on a proposed scope of work from SEED Collaborative, in partnership with the Perception Institute, to facilitate a community-driven Equity and Race Advisory Committee and assist in drafting an Equity Plan.

BACKGROUND

On June 1, 2020, the City Council voted unanimously to create an Equity and Race Advisory Committee (Advisory Committee) consisting of community members that would advise the Council on matters related to Race and Equity in San Leandro. In addition, the Council requested that the Rules Committee discuss the item to help define the role of the Advisory Committee including its composition and mission

On June 24, 2020, the Rules Committee discussed the Advisory Committee. The following components of its mission were presented and discussed:

* The need to receive input from a wide-range of perspectives that is reflective of the diversity of San Leandro as a whole;

* The ability to shine a light on instances of racism and inequity in the community, past and present, in a town hall structure and recommend strategies to address them;

* Make recommendations to support and ensure the equitable delivery of City services as well as the provision of City programs that...

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