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File #: 2018-0282    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 6/18/2018 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 9/24/2018
Enactment date: Enactment #: 15227
Title: A MOTION creating the legislative branch equity and social justice team and adopting its mission statement.
Sponsors: Joe McDermott, Larry Gossett, Jeanne Kohl-Welles
Indexes: equity and social justice
Attachments: 1. Motion 15227.pdf, 2. 2018-0282_SR_Legislative_ESJ_Team.docx, 3. 2018-0282-ATT2-Motion 14419 Legislative ESJ Team Work Plan 2015-2016.pdf
Staff: Kim, Andrew
Title
A MOTION creating the legislative branch equity and social justice team and adopting its mission statement.
Body
WHEREAS, the council unanimously adopted Ordinance 16948, which is also referred to as the Equity and Social Justice Ordinance, in 2010, defining equity for the county and identifying determinants of equity and priorities for government in advancing equity, and
WHEREAS, the Equity and Social Justice Ordinance emphasizes: the consideration of equity and social justice impacts in all county decision-making; improving fairness and opportunity in county government organizational practices; cross-agency collaboration on equity and social justice efforts; and development of annual agency work plans through the coordination of an interbranch equity and social justice team, and
WHEREAS, the council annually adopts an equity and social justice work plan for the legislative branch by motion, and
WHEREAS, the initial council work plan for equity and social justice expressed commitment to increasing awareness of equity and social justice impacts of county actions internally and with the public; promoting equity and fairness in the workplace; and increasing opportunities for the community to engage with the council, and
WHEREAS, in 2012, in support of that work plan, a legislative branch equity and social justice team was convened, consisting of representatives from all legislative branch agencies, and
WHEREAS, the legislative branch equity and social justice team has continued to convene regularly since 2012. However, the council desires to formalize the establishment of the legislative branch equity and social justice team to ensure that equity and social justice remains a high priority for the legislative branch;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT MOVED by the Council of King County:
A. The legislative branch equity and social justice team is hereby created.
B. The team shall consist of, but not be limited to, the following people:
1. One representati...

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