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File #: 2015-0238    Version:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 6/29/2015 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 8/31/2015
Enactment date: Enactment #: 14419
Title: A MOTION adopting the council's equity and social justice work plan for 2015-2016.
Sponsors: Larry Gossett
Indexes: equity and social justice
Attachments: 1. Motion 14419.pdf, 2. A. 2015-2016 Legislative Branch Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) Work Plan (Revised) August 19, 2015, 3. A. 2015-2016 Legislative Branch Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) Work Plan (Revised) August 19, 2015, 4. A. 2015 Legislative Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) Work Plan, 5. 2015-0238_SR_Legislative ESJ Work Plan.docx, 6. 2015-0238_ATT1_Proposed_Motion.doc, 7. 2015-0238_ATT2_Amendment 1_Biennial amendment 2015-16 BAR edits 08-17-15.docx, 8. 2015-0238_ATT2_Title Amendment BAR edits 08-17-15.docx, 9. 2015-0238_Revised SR_Legislative ESJ Work Plan.docx
Staff: Reed, Mike
Drafter
Clerk 08/19/2015
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A MOTION adopting the council's equity and social justice work plan for 2015-2016.
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WHEREAS, in July 2010, the King County council adopted the 2010-2014 King County Strategic Plan with a "fair and just" guiding principle to serve all residents of King County by promoting fairness and opportunity and eliminating inequalities, and
WHEREAS, Ordinance 16948, enacted in October 2010, defined how the county intends to prioritize and address equity and social justice in county government, and created an interbranch team to coordinate these countywide efforts, and
WHEREAS, the council has adopted annual equity and social justice work plans intended to address the values of equity and social justice within the legislative branch, and
WHEREAS, under the provisions of those work plans, the council has undertaken a number of initiatives to emphasize its commitment to the values of equity and social justice, and
WHEREAS, among these initiatives are: the incorporation of equity and social justice into the review of the county budget; the formation of a legislative equity and social justice team allowing for the participation of legislative branch agencies in reviewing and originating equity and social justice initiatives and sharing equity and social justice successes and challenges; and a brown-bag lunch series featuring speakers and informational presentations, and
WHEREAS, the equity and social justice interbranch team, created under council direction by Ordinance 16948, has provided guidance in the preparation of equity and social justice work plans for all departments and interbranch agencies as directed in that ordinance, and
WHEREAS, the intent of the proposed 2015-2016 equity and social justice work plan of the legislative branch is to respond to the guidance of the interbranch team in preparation of the work plan, utilizing strategies such as creating inclusive and accessible public processes, and engaging legis...

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