Residents Sought to Serve on Equity & Social Justice

PALM SPRINGS — A new Equity & Social Justice Committee is being formed in this community and the City Council is looking for residents to serve on it.

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, Dec. 1. To complete the application, click here.

In August, the City Council unanimously passed a resolution declaring systemic racism as a public health crisis — and committed to the following action items:

  • Instituting mandatory racial equity training and implicit bias training on an annual basis for the City of Palm Springs’ leadership and staff.
  • Encouraging racial equity training among all residents, community partners, grantees, vendors and contractors.
  • Identifying clear goals and objectives, including periodic reports to the City Council, to assess progress and capitalize on opportunities to further advance racial equity.

With those action items in mind, the Equity & Social Justice Committee will develop recommendations for implementation and further develop the City’s response to advancing social justice throughout City activities, while advising the Council on policies and practices.

The Ad Hoc Committee will include two members of the City Council, two members of the Human Rights Commission, and interested residents, community members, or other stakeholders, as appointed by the City Council.

The Equity & Social Justice Committee is expected to submit a final set of recommendations to the City Council within nine months of its first meeting.

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  • Racism: Shutterstock