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To: Board of Supervisors
From: John Gioia, District I Supervisor
Date: November  10, 2020
The Seal of Contra Costa County, CA
Contra
Costa
County
Subject: Declaring Racism as a Public Health Crisis

APPROVE OTHER
RECOMMENDATION OF CNTY ADMINISTRATOR RECOMMENDATION OF BOARD COMMITTEE

Action of Board On:   11/10/2020
APPROVED AS RECOMMENDED OTHER
Clerks Notes:

VOTE OF SUPERVISORS

AYE:
John Gioia, District I Supervisor
Candace Andersen, District II Supervisor
Diane Burgis, District III Supervisor
Karen Mitchoff, District IV Supervisor
Federal D. Glover, District V Supervisor
Contact: Anna Roth, 925-957-2670
I hereby certify that this is a true and correct copy of an action taken and entered on the minutes of the Board of Supervisors on the date shown.
ATTESTED:     November  10, 2020
David Twa,
 
BY: , Deputy

 

RECOMMENDATION(S):

ACCEPT report from Anna Roth, Director of Health Services and ADOPT Resolution No. 2020/306 declaring Racism as a Public Health Crisis within Contra Costa County

FISCAL IMPACT:

These recommendations do not have immediate fiscal impacts; however, they may have future fiscal impact as programs, policy, and initiatives are both developed and enhanced to address this crisis.

BACKGROUND:

Please see Resolution No. 2020/306 for supporting documentation.

CONSEQUENCE OF NEGATIVE ACTION:

Communities of color within Contra Costa County, especially Black/African-Americans, will continue to experience the effect of historical and structural racism and associated inequities that lead to adverse health outcomes, economic instability, social injustice, barriers to educational attainment, and unnecessary loss of life.




CLERK'S ADDENDUM

Speakers: Doug Leach, Multi-Faith Coalition; Susan Requa, League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley; Dan Geiger, Budget Justice Coalition; Yehudi LIeberman, Stand Up for Racial Justice, Racial Justice Coalition; Marianna Moore, Ensuring Opportunity Campaign; Mary Ann Showstrom, Health  Care for All Calfornia; Jane Fishburg, Rubicon. Written commentary provided by: Jen Leland, East Bay Agency for Children.  

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