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File #: R-20-75   
Type: Resolution Status: In Council - Final Action
File created: 6/15/2020 In control: City Council
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Strengthening And Re-Affirming The City Of Albuquerque's Commitment To Addressing Racial And Social Inequity (Pe?a, Borrego, Sena)
Attachments: 1. R-75
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-20-75 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Klarissa J. Pe?a, Cynthia D. Borrego, Lan Sena


RESOLUTION
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Strengthening And Re-Affirming The City Of Albuquerque's Commitment To Addressing Racial And Social Inequity (Pe?a, Borrego, Sena)
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WHEREAS, Article VIII of the City Charter states that, "The Council shall preserve, protect and promote human rights and human dignity...and shall prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age or physical handicap," and
WHEREAS, the Albuquerque City Council affirmed its commitment to non-discrimination and equal opportunity through passage of Ordinance 106-1973 establishing the Human Rights Board, Ordinance 2-6-5-1, et. al. seq., establishing the Americans with Disabilities Act Advisory Council, Ordinance 5-6 ROA 1994 establishing the Minority Business Enterprise act, Commission on American Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, Ordinance 2-6-6-1, et. al. seq., and R-18-7 strengthening the City's status as an immigrant friendly city; and
WHEREAS, The City of Albuquerque is committed to working toward better addressing racial disparities, and to achieving equity across all populations and indicators; and
WHEREAS, The City of Albuquerque defines inequities as disparities in health, mental health, economic indicators, education, or social factors that are systemic and, therefore, considered unjust or unfair; and
WHEREAS, the City acknowledges that structural and institutional racism, have led to racially disparate outcomes in many aspects of quality of life; and
WHEREAS, for the purposes of this legislation the following definitions are adopted:
"Equity" means everyone has equal access to the same opportunities. Equity recognizes that advantages and barriers exist and that not everyone starts from the same place. Equity means eliminating disparities in ...

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