New Racial Equity Analysis Confirms Oakland is a Hot-Spot for Lead… – City of Oakland – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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Date Posted: December 21st, 2021 @ 11:22 AM
Last Updated: December 22nd, 2021 @ 11:54 AM

Oakland, CA – The City of Oakland released a new report today, Racial Equity Impact Analysis: Eliminating Lead Paint Hazards in Oakland & Alameda County, that provides a thorough analysis of the equity impacts of lead contamination and poisoning in Oakland and provides recommendations to guide the City of Oakland and Alameda County in designing an equitable lead hazard abatement program.

“The findings of this analysis and the recommendations to reduce racial disparities in lead poisonings signal major changes in how lead abatement work needs to be done in Alameda County,” said Darlene Flynn, Director of Oakland’s Department of Race and Equity. “Centering equity in the City’s work is baked into the City of Oakland’s municipal code; we are applying those equity standards to the lead abatement work going forward. This means using data to prioritize abatement, testing, outreach, and education activities in high-risk areas, and serving the populations most likely to live in high-risk dwellings.”

“The City is deeply committed to ensuring that these settlement funds are focused on addressing the needs of those most deeply affected by lead contamination. Using the principles of the Race and Equity Analysis ensures that the re-design of the program meets those very critical needs,” said Assistant City Administrator LaTonda Simmons.

Commissioned by the City’s Department of Race & Equity, the Racial Equity Impact Analysis concludes that, “Lead poisoning caused by lead paint remains a


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