CITYWIDE RACIAL EQUITY GOALS AND STRATEGIES
Binding City Policy
WHEREAS, the Portland Plan defines Equity as when everyone has access to the opportunities necessary to satisfy their essential needs, advance their well-being, and achieve their full potential; and
WHEREAS, studies document there are huge disparities across all systems and institutions between Communities of Color and Whites in our region; and
WHEREAS, the Portland Plan’s Framework for Equity calls for launching a racially-focused initiative using well-documented disparities; and
WHEREAS, Portland City Council voted to create The Office of Equity and Human Rights to promote equity and reduce disparities within City government;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Citywide Racial Equity Goals and Strategies attached as Exhibit A are adopted by City Council.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution is binding City policy.
Resolution No. 37144, adopted by City Council July 8, 2015.