January 26, 2022 10:52 AM

Following the worldwide outcry and local movement against systemic racism and to better live our values of equity and inclusion, the City of Santa Monica implemented a series of efforts to advance social equity throughout the city and its staff in 2020. An update was shared this week with the City Council in the form of an Information Item that can be viewed here.

Building on the work of the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) cohort of City staff that began its work in 2017, a representative from each City Department was selected as an Equity and Inclusion Officer (EIO) to make up an internal Racia