City of Albuquerque
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File #: R-20-85   
Type: Resolution Status: In Council - Consent Agenda
File created: 8/3/2020 In control: Committee of the Whole
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Supplementing Priorities For The Capital Implementation Program Of The City Of Albuquerque By Implementing A Racial Equity Criterion To Be Used In The Development Of The Plan (Pe?a)
Attachments: 1. R-85.pdf
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-20-85 ENACTMENT NO. _____________________

SPONSORED BY: Klarissa J. Pe?a


RESOLUTION
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Supplementing Priorities For The Capital Implementation Program Of The City Of Albuquerque By Implementing A Racial Equity Criterion To Be Used In The Development Of The Plan (Pe?a)
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WHEREAS, From the inception of our country, government at the local, regional, state and federal level has played a role in creating and maintaining racial inequity; and
WHEREAS, A wide range of federal, state and local laws and policies have been enacted relating to issues of voting, property, civil rights, and racial equality; and
WHEREAS, In some cases, communities have been socially engineered to exclude a means for minorities to access resources and infrastructure investments for their own neighborhoods; and
WHEREAS, Because of this history, social and racial inequities exist across all indicators for success, including those related to education, criminal justice, jobs, housing, public infrastructure and health; and
WHEREAS, A focus on racial equity in local governments is critically important to getting more effective outcomes in our communities; and
WHEREAS, Local governments have the ability to implement policy change at multiple levels and across multiple sectors to drive larger systemic change; and
WHEREAS, The City of Albuquerque became an active member of the Government Alliance for Race and Equity in 2018, and recommitted to reshape government by committing to and advancing racial equity initiatives to become an inclusive community where equitable success is the norm and race and ethnicity will no longer predict outcomes; and
WHEREAS, Resolution R-17-256 was approved by the City Council on January 17, 2018, and included a priority for the City's 2019 General Obligation Bond Program to fund programs and projects in underserved neighborhoods relating to Publ...

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