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File #: R-20-83   
Type: Resolution Status: In Council - Consent Agenda
File created: 8/3/2020 In control: City Council
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Directing That The City Of Albuquerque Explore Opportunities For Promoting Diversity And Decreasing Barriers To Serving On City Boards And Commissions (Pe?a, Borrego)
Attachments: 1. R-83.pdf
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-20-83 ENACTMENT NO. ______________________

SPONSORED BY: Klarissa J. Pe?a and Cynthia D. Borrego


RESOLUTION
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Directing That The City Of Albuquerque Explore Opportunities For Promoting Diversity And Decreasing Barriers To Serving On City Boards And Commissions (Pe?a, Borrego)
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WHEREAS, the City of Albuquerque is committed to supporting citizens who wish to serve on Boards and Commissions; and
WHEREAS, the City of Albuquerque established the Office of Equity and Inclusion to make Albuquerque a national role model of ensuring equity and inclusion at the local government level; and
WHEREAS, the City of Albuquerque is committed to ensuring equity and inclusion when appointing members to serve on Boards and Commissions; and
WHEREAS, Boards and Commissions are most successful when their memberships have a diverse membership by way of, including but not limited to, qualifications, work experience, life experience, and cultural and social awareness and intelligence; and
WHEREAS, the Public Boards, Commissions, and Committees Ordinance (ROA 1994 ? 2-6-1-1 et. seq.) identifies terms for membership on Boards and Commissions, how to apply to serve on Boards and Commissions, and how applicants are appointed to serve on Boards and Commissions; and
WHEREAS, the Human Resources Department, Constituent Services Staff, and City Council staff conduct outreach, review applications, and assist in the appointment process for Boards and Commissions; and
WHEREAS, in the process of administering the Public Boards, Commissions, and Committees Ordinance, City staff have identified instances in which applicants are facing barriers in applying to serve on Boards and Commissions; and
WHEREAS, barriers include but are not limited to lack of access to education and work experience, life experiences or situations that can automatically disqualify one from serving regardless...

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