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File #: 2014-0414    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: Lapsed
File created: 9/29/2014 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 2/1/2016
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: A MOTION that calls for advancing equity and social justice and directs the office of performance, strategy and budget to coordinate the development of a countywide equity and social justice strategic innovation priority plan, in collaboration with the equity and social justice interbranch team, county agencies and community partners, in compliance with K.C.C. 2.10.014 through 2.10.124.
Sponsors: Joe McDermott
Attachments: 1. 2014-0414 Legislative Review Form.pdf, 2. 2014-0414 transmittal letter.doc, 3. Attachment 1 Proposed Motion 2014-0414.doc, 4. Attachment 8 Combatting Inequity SIP Jan 2015.docx, 5. Attachment 6 Economic Development SIP Jan 2015.docx, 6. Attachment 7 MH MIDD SIP Jan 2015.docx
Staff: Reed, Mike
Drafter
Clerk 09/22/2014
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A MOTION that calls for advancing equity and social justice and directs the office of performance, strategy and budget to coordinate the development of a countywide equity and social justice strategic innovation priority plan, in collaboration with the equity and social justice interbranch team, county agencies and community partners, in compliance with K.C.C. 2.10.014 through 2.10.124.
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WHEREAS, at a glance, King County is a great place to live, learn, work and play, with a robust economy, stunning natural beauty, thriving cultural and arts scene, and rich diversity by race and ethnicity, and
WHEREAS, despite these aforementioned strengths, significant portions of the community are being left behind, especially if looked at by race, ethnicity, income, immigration status and ZIP code, and
WHEREAS, there are persistent inequities by race and place for many community conditions and systems, such as strong neighborhoods, healthy local foods, quality education, early childhood development, the law and justice system, health and human services and affordable housing, and
WHEREAS, a growing body of national and international research shows that equity is associated with stronger and more sustainable growth and that inequities threaten economic prosperity for all, and
WHEREAS, the King County Strategic Plan identifies "fair and just" as a guiding principle; and
WHEREAS, in 2010, the county council adopted Ordinance 16948, directing the executive to "apply equity and social justice foundational practices to county actions" including in all decision-making, the organizational culture and the engagement of communities, while supporting communities' efforts to develop solutions, and
WHEREAS, the county's equity and social justice interbranch team, created in accordance with K.C.C. 2.10.220, plays a key role in ensuring that county agencies, branches, departments and offices coordinate efforts to implement the King Cou...

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