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File #: 23-75    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Minute Order Status: Action Item
File created: 8/1/2022 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 8/8/2022 Final action:
Title: CC - ACTION ITEM: (1) Presentation and Discussion of Creating a System of Reparations Designed to Narrow the Racial Income and Housing Gap in the City, Per the Recommendation from the City Council Ad Hoc Equity Subcommittee; and (2) Direction to the City Manager as Deemed Appropriate.
Attachments: 1. Attachment 1 City of Evanston Resolution 58-R-19, 2. Attachment 2 Evanston Historical Context Study, 3. Attachment 3 City of San Luis Obispo DEI Recommendations, 4. Attachment 4 AB 3121 Interim Reports, 5. Attachment 5 RESO 2021-R066 - Acknowledging Racial History of Culver City
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CC - ACTION ITEM: (1) Presentation and Discussion of Creating a System of Reparations Designed to Narrow the Racial Income and Housing Gap in the City, Per the Recommendation from the City Council Ad Hoc Equity Subcommittee; and (2) Direction to the City Manager as Deemed Appropriate.

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Meeting Date: August 08, 2022

Contact Person/Dept: Onyx Jones/City Manager's Office

Phone Number: (310) 253-6023

Fiscal Impact: Yes [] No [X] General Fund: Yes [] No [X]

Attachments: Yes [X] No []

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No [X]

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council (08/03/2022)

Department Approval: John M. Nachbar, City Manager (08/02/2022)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council (1) discuss creating a system of reparations designed to narrow the racial income and housing gap in the City, per the recommendation from the City Council Ad Hoc Equity Subcommittee ("Subcommittee") (Mayor Daniel Lee and Council Member Yasmine-Imani McMorrin); and (2) provide direction to the City Manager as deemed appropriate.


BACKGROUND

On June 14, 2021, City Council expressed a commitment to making Culver City a welcoming and inclusive community by voting to adopt Resolution 2021-R066 acknowledging the racial history of Culver City (Attachment 5). The Resolution's recitals contain the following statement:

"Whereas, the City commits to developing and enforcing policies and practices to make amends for the past, including creating a system of reparations designed to narrow the racial and income housing gap in the City, through:
1. Creating a fund which sets aside a specific percentage of tax revenue received from cannabis businesses operating in the City to be used to correct racial disparities in the unequal enforcement of marijuana laws; and
2. Providing financial assistance for housing to low-income residents ...

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