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File #: 210939    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/30/2021 In control: Council
On agenda: 10/28/2021 Final action: 10/28/2021
Title: Establishing an Office of Racial Equity and Reconciliation for the purposes of helping the City achieve racial equity; and establishing an Equity Task Force; and authorizing the acceptance of a grant in the amount of $129,511.00 from the Health Forward Foundation to fund the Office of Racial Equity and Reconciliation; estimating and appropriating $129,511.00 in the General Grants Fund.
Sponsors: Melissa Robinson
Attachments: 1. No Fact Sheet, 2. Fiscal Note Health Forward Grant, 3. Approp Admin Health Forward Grant, 4. Authenticated Ordinance 210939 C.S_
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 210939

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Establishing an Office of Racial Equity and Reconciliation for the purposes of helping the City achieve racial equity; and establishing an Equity Task Force; and authorizing the acceptance of a grant in the amount of $129,511.00 from the Health Forward Foundation to fund the Office of Racial Equity and Reconciliation; estimating and appropriating $129,511.00 in the General Grants Fund.

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WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City has a mission to deliver quality, customer-focused municipal services with an emphasis on public safety, neighborhood livability, job creation, responsible planning for economic growth, infrastructure improvements, transportation systems, public health and the environment, and, in pursuit of this mission, the City uses data to make decisions and measure progress based on economic, social and environmental factors; and

WHEREAS, the City values integrity, new ideas, economic inclusion, parity, social justice and resident empowerment; and

WHEREAS, the City describes achieving social equity as providing access to the opportunities and support necessary to achieve success, and works to adhere to anti-racist principles of equity by removing institutional and systemic barriers to ensure Kansas City residents of all identities and backgrounds will receive the access, services, public policies, civic engagement opportunities, and resources needed to thrive based on where they are today and where they want to go; and

WHEREAS, the City recognizes lack of housing is a detriment to healthy communities and desires to promote increased housing opportunities by supporting the development, maintenance and revitalization of sustainable, stable and healthy communities through equitable policies and programs aimed at improving housing and neighborhoods and heath care services in all areas throughout the City; and

WHEREAS, the City desires to further promote healthy communit...

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