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I'd like to call the February 12th, 2024 regular meeting of the City of Pacific Groves Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force 00:00:56
to order at six. 00:01:02
City Clerk Dei. Coordinator Kendall, would you please take A roll call? 00:01:09
Yes, chair. 00:01:15
Chair Kimberly. 00:01:18
Present Members. 00:01:20
And fried. 00:01:24
President. Secretary. 00:01:26
All are present. 00:01:31
Thank you. 00:01:33
Item 1A is the election of officers, all city advisory boards, including the task force. 00:01:35
At their first meeting, elected chairperson, a vice chairperson and a secretary to serve a one year term. 00:01:42
The chair has responsibility for presiding over the meeting and setting the agenda, calling special meetings if staff resources 00:01:49
are available. 00:01:53
Alerting the staff liaison of knowing known absences signing task force documents. 00:01:58
And reporting to the City Council as approved by the task force. 00:02:05
The vice chair assumes the chairs duties in their. 00:02:09
And the vice chair succeeds the chair if they step down from being chair before the term is completed. 00:02:12
And serves the unexpired. 00:02:18
The secretary is responsible for timely completion of meeting minutes, working with the staff liaison. 00:02:21
And I'm explaining a little bit about how the meeting goes, because I think that's one of the ways we can encourage inclusivity at 00:02:28
city meetings. For people who come the first time, it can be a little daunting to try to figure out what's going on. So you'll 00:02:32
hear me talking a little bit about what's going on. 00:02:37
Now I'm going to ask for nominations from the task force. 00:02:43
For the office of chair, then vice chair, then secretary. 00:02:46
Members of the task force may nominate themselves or another task force. 00:02:51
And no second is required. 00:02:56
Once nominations are complete, I will announce the slate of nominees and ask for A roll call vote in the order of nominations. 00:02:59
Each task force member has one vote. 00:03:07
The nominee receiving the majority of votes shall be declared. 00:03:10
If no member receives A majority, the process will be. 00:03:14
The winner shall assume the office of chair immediately. 00:03:18
And once a new chair is declared using the same procedure. 00:03:22
An election will be held for vice chair and for. 00:03:26
Are there any nominations for chair? 00:03:31
Are there any other nominations? 00:03:39
Seeing none City clerk DI coordinator Kendall I have been I Kambui have been nominated for chair. 00:03:44
And may we have a roll call. 00:03:52
Yes, Chair Billy. 00:03:54
Aye member. 00:03:57
Member. 00:04:00
Secretary Ho. 00:04:02
Motion carries 40. 00:04:05
Thank you. So I will resume the office of Chair. 00:04:07
Are there any nominations for? 00:04:12
And they can be self nominations as well as nominations of others. 00:04:18
You've been nominated as vice chair. Do I need to accept or? 00:04:43
I'm just letting you know that if you have it, are there any other nominations for Vice Chair? 00:04:47
OK, seeing none. 00:04:55
Remember, Freiberger has been nominated for Vice. 00:04:58
Clerk DI Coordinator Kendall, May we have a roll call vote? 00:05:01
Yes. 00:05:05
Member. 00:05:08
Member. 00:05:13
Secretary Hoops. 00:05:16
And chair. 00:05:19
Aye Motion carries 40. 00:05:21
Vice. 00:05:26
Are there Are there any nominations for Secret? 00:05:30
I like to. 00:05:36
Are there any other nominations? 00:05:39
OK, Secretary. Who has been nominated for secretary? 00:05:43
Clerk Dei. Coordinator, Kendall, may we have a roll call? 00:05:49
Chair Billing, aye, member Don. 00:05:53
Vice Chair Freiberger. 00:05:58
I and Secretary. 00:06:01
Motion carries 40. 00:06:04
And Secretary Hoops will continue with the Office of Secretary. 00:06:06
Thank you. 00:06:11
Item number two is the approval of the agenda. The agenda is our meeting road map that tells us where we're going to go and how 00:06:15
we're going to get there. 00:06:19
It's published online and in. 00:06:23
And available at least 72 hours before each. 00:06:26
So the public knows what items are being considered by the task force. 00:06:29
New items cannot be added to the agenda. 00:06:34
But item 2 provides a task force an opportunity to review the agenda for any changes. 00:06:37
Any suggested changes? 00:06:43
Seeing none, I move to approve. The agenda is there. 00:06:46
Remember Dona has seconded. 00:06:55
Secretary Dei. Coordinator Kendall, would you please take A roll call? 00:06:57
Yes, that. 00:07:03
I am. 00:07:07
Vice Chair Freib. 00:07:10
Secretary who? 00:07:12
Motion carries 40 to approve the agenda. 00:07:14
Thank you. 00:07:18
Item number three on the agenda is presentations. 00:07:20
Informational presentations help us with our work and provide information for the public. 00:07:23
In 2024, we hope to hear from the Pacific Grove School. 00:07:29
The library We hope to hear about the status of the city, ADA transition plan, as well as other topics. 00:07:33
However, there is no presentation scheduled for tonight. 00:07:40
Item number four is Task force and staff announcements city related items only. 00:07:45
Are there any task force? 00:07:51
I have several announcements to those who celebrate a happy Lunar New Year. 00:08:01
Wishing you all health, prosperity and peace in the New Year. Wishing us all. 00:08:07
Last Friday, Pacific Grove resident Charlie Higuero was honored for his decades of support for local nonprofits, Pacific Grove 00:08:13
schools, and people in need. 00:08:18
Through Through the Grove Market. 00:08:24
It opened in 1969 and has been an independent, family owned and operated market ever since then. 00:08:27
And Amma Mutsen, tribal elder and Korean War veteran, Charlie's been described as the epitome of a guy who truly loves his town. 00:08:34
Want to congratulate Charl? 00:08:44
Our community has been made better by your service and dedication. 00:08:46
Are there any staff? 00:08:51
No staff. 00:08:54
Chair. 00:08:56
Item number 5 is Council liaison announcements. Are there any Council liaison announcements? 00:09:00
I don't have any announcements. Thank you. 00:09:06
Item number six is general public. 00:09:10
Again, a bit of an. 00:09:14
This is when members of the public may comment on any item within the jurisdiction of the City of Pacific Grove and the Diversity, 00:09:16
Equity and Inclusion Task Force. 00:09:21
Between our meetings, the task force receives comments via e-mail. I want to acknowledge the comments and community interest. 00:09:26
The task force members do not engage in dialogue via. 00:09:34
Comments from the public are limited to 3 minutes and are received without task force. 00:09:39
When public comment is closed, items may be referred to staff for a brief response or a follow up. 00:09:45
Public comment should be addressed to the task force and not the audience. 00:09:51
Public comment is encouraged if it is not disruptive to the meeting. 00:09:56
The definite definition of disruptive conduct that actually disrupts, disturbs, impedes, or renders infeasible the orderly conduct 00:10:00
of the meeting. 00:10:05
Is found in Government code section 54957.95. 00:10:11
And Council Policy, IS000-17. 00:10:15
Pursuant to these policies, as Chair, if disruptive conduct needs to be addressed. 00:10:20
I will warn the individual that their behavior is disrupting the. 00:10:25
And that their failure to cease their behavior may result in their removal. And if the disruption continues, I may confer with 00:10:29
city staff, including the City attorney. 00:10:34
Caused the removal of the individual if they do not promptly cease their behavior. 00:10:39
Or call a recess. 00:10:44
Speakers must adhere to the time limits, using the time keeping lights or countdown as a guide. 00:10:46
And red means that your 3 minutes has. 00:10:52
I will now open general public comment to members of the public present in. 00:10:55
Welcome. 00:11:11
Is Carol Marquardt and? 00:11:13
I have attended every meeting and I do have a question and I also want to welcome chair Bowie again. 00:11:17
And new member, Dan. 00:11:25
Mr. Dino and Natalie Feiberger, who is the new Vice chair. 00:11:27
And Secretary. Whoops. I'm sorry. 00:11:35
Council person Badory. So I was at the January 8th meeting and there was the entire meeting was about the website. 00:11:38
And I would like to know if it has been developed. I think it's a shame that you can't offer a dialogue because maybe you could 00:11:47
put that on your next agenda. 00:11:53
Because I would like to see what your website says and it's not. It's not posted yet, so maybe you can let us know when that's 00:11:58
going to happen. 00:12:03
You know, I do have some some problems with your. 00:12:09
Explanation or disclaimer at the beginning, because I know I'm not supposed to refer to anybody back there in the gallery, but 00:12:13
there. This is the most polite, sedate group you could ever imagine. We're always we stay within our time limit, we respect each 00:12:20
other, and nobody is going to. There's no outraged mob out here, and I don't understand why you have to say this. Maybe you can 00:12:26
include this in your. 00:12:33
This notice of meeting, exactly what this disclaimer says, because it's it's almost like you're inviting some kind of violence, 00:12:42
disruptive behavior. I mean, I've never seen that and I've been to every single meeting. 00:12:48
And it hasn't been there. And I would like to say something about Bruce to know and welcome as a normal member. 00:12:54
But we also move it because the caramel pine cone does cover things that happen at this meeting that you're a member of the White 00:13:01
for Racial Equality group. 00:13:07
And there was a comment, Mr. General, that you made. We need to get together as white people, I assume, and figure out why we're 00:13:13
so screwed up and. 00:13:18
That is an example of racial stereotyping. And I know that's something the DEI is not interested in. It is a form of racism. And 00:13:24
we say, well, white people are the only people who can be racist. You know, I I really think that racism is an equal opportunity 00:13:30
employer. 00:13:36
Equal opportunity. 00:13:42
Period. So I would like further explanation about that remark regarding a racial group, white people, Thank you. 00:13:44
Thank you. 00:13:53
Seeing no other public comment in person, I'll now open General. 00:14:05
Welcome. Thank you. Thank you. Colleen Ingram, resident. Welcome everybody. It's so good to see you here. I wasn't planning on 00:14:13
making a public comment. 00:14:18
But I was looking at the council agenda for Wednesday and there is a subcommittee being formed between the PTUSD and the council, 00:14:23
the City of Pacific Grove, so that there can be shared information. 00:14:30
That was something. 00:14:39
Was brought up at. 00:14:41
A school board meeting was brought up at another council meeting to from a local leader here. 00:14:44
In Pacific Grove as a good idea and it would be wonderful if the DI would be included in. 00:14:50
That subcommittee formation. 00:14:59
To inform. 00:15:02
Issues. 00:15:04
Belonging. 00:15:05
How it can work to benefit both the city and the school system? So I hope that someone will be. 00:15:07
Representing the dei to give some input there. Thanks. 00:15:16
Thank you. 00:15:22
No further general public comment in person. I will now open it to members of the public present remotely. 00:15:28
Thank you, Chair. No hands raised. 00:15:35
Thank you. I will now close general public. 00:15:38
Item number seven is the consent agenda. 00:15:43
This deals with routine and non controversial matters. One motion is made and one vote is taken on the consent agenda which 00:15:45
applies to each item that is not removed. 00:15:50
Members of the task force, staff and public may remove an item from the consent agenda, and any item removed for discussion will 00:15:55
be moved to the end of the agenda. 00:16:00
Have there been any removal requests? 00:16:05
Clerk DIY. 00:16:08
No chair. 00:16:11
Seeing none, is there a motion to approve the consent agenda? 00:16:14
Is there? 00:16:22
2nd Thank you Secretary DI Coordinator Kendall, will you please take A roll call vote? 00:16:25
Yes, Sir. 00:16:34
Secretary Hoops. 00:16:36
Vice Chair Freiburg. 00:16:38
Member. 00:16:41
Chair, Billy. 00:16:43
Motion carries 40 to approve the consent agenda. 00:16:45
Thank you. The January 8th, 2024 minutes of the DEI Task Force have been approved. 00:16:50
And I should note that our task force typically has five members, but we do have one vacancy, so you see four people on the diets. 00:16:58
Item number 8A On the regular agenda is a Proclamation recognizing Black History Month and a recommendation that this item be 00:17:08
proclaimed at the February 21st, 2024 Council meeting. 00:17:14
I'll provide a brief presentation, then there will be the opportunity for task force questions. 00:17:20
Then we will take public comment. 00:17:26
On this item and then there'll be opportunity for task force discussion and action. 00:17:28
February is typically Black History Month and I do apologize that this wasn't brought forward in January because our 00:17:34
recommendation to the council will come mid month. 00:17:39
And typically when the City Council, when the city recognizes a month of cultural significance, there will be a proclamation that 00:17:45
is on the format of a mayors proclamation. So that is what what you see in the agenda is, a draft proclamation. 00:17:53
And it states. Whereas each year the federal, state and local governments observe Black History Month from February 1st to March 00:18:03
1st, in recognition of the painful history, the injustices, the struggles, the courage, the triumphs. 00:18:10
And the central role in our history of Americans whose ancestors came from the African continent, from Europe and the Americas. 00:18:18
Many as enslaved. 00:18:26
And whereas February 1st to March 1st was chosen to encompass the birthdays of President Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. 00:18:28
Both long aligned and celebrated for their efforts as abolitionists. 00:18:36
And whereas slavery may have been abolished in 1865, but systemic issues continue to make surviving and thriving as black 00:18:40
Americans very difficult. 00:18:45
And whereas Pacific Grove's Original Property deeds contain race based restrictive covenants quote. 00:18:50
The premises herein described shall not be in any manner used or occupied by Asiatics or *******. 00:18:57
Buyers agree not to sell or lease the said property, accepting to persons belonging to the Caucasian race, except that persons of 00:19:03
said races may be employed as household servants. UN quote. 00:19:10
Leading to a segregated community and whereas ruled illegal in 1959. 00:19:17
These deeds still exist. 00:19:23
And whereas despite segregation and discrimination, black Americans, such as those in the 54th Artillery Regiment served to 00:19:25
protect the coastline and residents of Pacific Grove during World War 2. 00:19:31
Black citizens in Pacific Grove established the 1st and oldest black church on the Central Coast in 1909. 00:19:38
Building on vacant land as they could not purchase or rent. 00:19:46
And the N AA CP Monterey County Branch was begun in 1932. 00:19:50
And whereas blacks and African Americans have served and continue. 00:19:56
As public servants, civil rights leaders, educators, business owners. 00:20:01
Artists, activists, writers, nonprofit leaders, healers, creators, colleagues, neighbors, friends, and much more in our community, 00:20:06
state and country. 00:20:11
And their presence and values. You enrich our nation's character, shape our common future, and affirm that the promise of liberty 00:20:17
and justice in America belongs to all. 00:20:22
And whereas the 2024 theme of Black History Month is African Americans and the arts. 00:20:27
And this year, we especially celebrate black and African American cultures. Honor the many and varied ways black and African 00:20:33
Americans contribute to our country's artistic and literary culture and future. 00:20:39
And work towards stronger, more just, inclusive and prosperous society for all. 00:20:45
And whereas the Diversity Equity Inclusion Task Force recommends proclamation of Black History Month each year. 00:20:51
And then this follows up with. 00:20:58
What the mayor would typically say in order to do a proclamation. 00:21:01
So. 00:21:05
Gist of the proclamation, and this was approved at the January meeting as a part of recognizing underrepresented communities that 00:21:08
there should be such proclamation each year. 00:21:14
Are there any questions from the task force? 00:21:20
It is time for public comments. Comments and statements must pertain to this agenda item and should be addressed to the Task 00:21:27
Force, not the audience. Comments will be limited to 3 minutes and will not receive Task Force action. Speakers must adhere to the 00:21:33
time limits, using the time limit lights as a guide. 00:21:39
Public comment is encouraged if not disruptive to. 00:21:45
And as chair, if someone chooses to be disruptive, I will respond in a viewpoint neutral manner according to the rules of order. 00:21:49
I will open public comment on the Black History Month proclamation recommendation to members of the public present remotely. 00:21:57
Chair, I currently do not see any hands. I do see one. Thank you, Sue. Paris, you have the floor. 00:22:07
Welcome. Hi. 00:22:15
I mean, thank you, Thank you. I just want to just thank the members of this task force for bringing forth this proclamation and 00:22:18
appreciate that my city of Pacific Grove. 00:22:25
Is making the statement about Black History Month in this recognition. 00:22:33
Umm, our town is not known for its diversity, or certainly for. 00:22:39
You know, particularly respectful, inclusive treatment. 00:22:45
Of a black African heritage, folks, and I appreciate all the work that you're doing and many other people in town to. 00:22:50
To change that and I appreciate this proclamation, so thank you. 00:22:59
Thank you. 00:23:07
I have no other hands. 00:23:11
Thank you. I'll now close public comment remotely and open it to those in person. 00:23:16
Seeing none, I'll now close public comment on the Black History Month proclamation recommendation and bring it back to the Task 00:23:30
Force for action. 00:23:34
Is there any discussion? 00:23:39
25th 1870 Hiram reveals a Republican from Mississippi became the first African American US. 00:24:28
Thank you. 00:24:40
Thank you, Member. 00:24:42
Are there any other? 00:24:44
Vice chair. 00:24:49
Glad to hear that the. 00:24:53
Rent restrictions of the past are being addressed in this because I think a lot of people that are New Pacific Rd. don't know the 00:24:55
history. 00:25:00
Helped shape. 00:25:06
Diversity or lack? 00:25:09
And so to publicly, you know, acknowledge it, discuss it is. 00:25:11
Thank you. 00:25:20
All right. 00:25:25
It sounds like there. 00:25:27
Senses to move forward. So is there a motion to approve this recommendation? 00:25:29
Is there a? 00:25:40
Thank you. We have a motion and a second. 00:25:45
Secretary Dei Coordinator Kendall, will you please take A roll call vote? 00:25:47
Yes, and. 00:25:53
Just as an informational note to member donate, our mics are. 00:25:55
On when the red light is off. 00:26:02
We're opposite we're yes we're opposite it. It takes a while to get used to. But if I, if I see you, certainly unmute you as well. 00:26:06
Secretary. 00:26:17
Aye member. 00:26:19
Aye, Vice Chair. 00:26:21
And chair. 00:26:24
Aye Motion carries 40. 00:26:26
Thank you. Is there anything we need to do to make to ask that this be put on the council agenda for the 21st? I believe, I think 00:26:30
that it was in the recommended action. 00:26:36
So as long as that we're covered in the motion. 00:26:43
We're OK. Great. 00:26:49
Item number 8B on the regular agenda is the diversity, equity and inclusion task force work plan. Again, I'll provide a brief 00:26:53
presentation, then they'll be task force questions, then public comment on this item, then task force discussion. 00:27:01
And. 00:27:09
Technically not action because this is not an action item, but there will likely be some next steps. 00:27:11
The first task Force recommended that every year, at the start of each task force year, the task force purpose, powers, and duties 00:27:17
and be reviewed and a work plan be developed. 00:27:23
What's the work plan? 00:27:28
Annually, the city boards develop goals and a work plan to accomplish their purpose in an organized and a transparent manner. 00:27:30
Work plans are developed with public and staff input and the work is accomplished in a timely manner by task force appointed 00:27:38
subcommittees. 00:27:42
Do have a brief PowerPoint presentation, Clerk, dei, coordinator, Kendall, may we have the presentation? 00:27:47
Thank you. 00:27:58
And we are going to review the task force. 00:28:00
Next slide please. 00:28:04
So the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force purpose. 00:28:09
I think it's always useful for us to look at that as we begin our work this year and this is a purpose that is in our charter of 00:28:14
the task force by the City Council. 00:28:18
First of all, we examine city policies, programs and practices. 00:28:24
Through a community lens to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, racial justice and healing. And I think the words to promote are 00:28:28
interesting because they're very active. It's not just that we support it, but we're actually supposed to promote it. 00:28:36
Secondarily, we also promote the participation of underrepresented communities, and there are some examples given. People of 00:28:44
color, LBGTQ plus people, people with disabilities, immigrants. 00:28:52
Other types. 00:29:00
We also monitor change that occurs to diversity, equity, inclusion and racial justice within the city. 00:29:02
And as you can see, we have a pretty straightforward role. It has to do with diversity, equity, inclusion, racial justice and 00:29:09
healing within the city. We promote it. We examine city policies, programs and practices, and we monitor change. 00:29:18
Finally, our role is to provide feedback, guidance, strategies and recommendations to increase community engagement. 00:29:28
Not generally, but by underrepresented groups. 00:29:38
So that is our purpose, as given to us by the Council in. 00:29:41
Next slide please. 00:29:45
One back, please, before we jump into the big one. Thank you. Thank you. 00:29:51
So secondarily, that's our purpose. But then what do we do with that purpose? What are the powers and duties that we are charged 00:29:57
with by the City Council? And it's really pretty narrow. We act in an advisory capacity to the council and to the city manager. 00:30:04
So the elected officials and the appointed. 00:30:12
Again on a very straightforward on the topics of diversity, equity, inclusion and racial justice as related to the City of Pacific 00:30:16
Grove. 00:30:21
So that is our primary. 00:30:27
Power and. 00:30:29
Another power and duty is to recommend to the council adoption of such laws, rules, regulations, programs and practices, but again 00:30:30
not general ones, those on the topics of diversity, equity, inclusion, racial justice and healing that relate to the City of 00:30:36
Pacific Growth. 00:30:42
So that's a purpose and that's our powers and duties. So now how are we going to accomplish that? 00:30:49
Well, let's take a look Next slide please at the previous work plan, the 2022-2023 task force work plan. 00:30:57
So these are all items that were developed by the task force were worked on. 00:31:06
And then either were completed or not completed and so you'll see in this matrix. 00:31:14
The date that the item was approved by the. 00:31:21
Then was a subcommittee was tasked to work on these items. So who were the members who were on the subcommittee over the lead and 00:31:26
then the status of that item? 00:31:31
And so from that time and so I want to the ones that are highlighted in yellow are actually items that were carried over. 00:31:36
And will be carried over because they're not comple. 00:31:45
When you see the next version of this work plan, but DI Consultant subcommittee was appointed. 00:31:49
Agreements for working together as a subcommittee were. 00:31:56
We developed and adopted the 2022-2023 work plan. 00:32:00
Diversity and equity value statements were tasked to us by the City Council. We were to draft them. That was not completed, but we 00:32:06
at our last meeting actually did form a subcommittee to work on those. 00:32:12
Recommending the DI web page resources was approved and completed, although we are going to have the draft web page be brought 00:32:19
back and have a process discussion, so that's where we are without right now. 00:32:26
Identifying underrepresented groups and communities in the City of Pacific Grove was completed, and at the last meeting we 00:32:34
discussed adding youth. 00:32:38
And economically disadvantaged people. 00:32:43
To the ET. 00:32:45
That was a little. 00:32:47
Because our job is to monitor change, we decided it would be important to identify metrics. Meaning how do we measure change and 00:32:50
then use those to monitor change that occurs to diversity, equity, inclusion, and racial justice within the City of Pacific 00:32:55
Growth. It sounds like a pretty. 00:33:01
Pretty large item to do and we will need a subcommittee. No subcommittee was ever formed for that. 00:33:08
And then we were in the process of recommending that the city create an annual cultural calendar listing federal, state and local 00:33:14
celebrations of cultural significance reflective of Pacific Groves diverse community. A draft calendar was reviewed, but it was 00:33:21
never brought back. So that's also an incomplete item for our task force. 00:33:27
In addition, there were some items from the very first task force that had been taken to a certain point but not taken any 00:33:34
further, and so these were considered to be passed actions that could perhaps need to be completed. 00:33:41
And one was that the City Council ratify into municipal code an anti discrimination policy based on federal. 00:33:48
The second was because at that time the ending of the Feast of Lanterns was a great concern to members of the community. It was a 00:33:58
recommendation that the city promote community healing around the Feast of Lanterns with community partner support. 00:34:06
And then recommending that the city annually recognize Hispanic heritage month September 15th to October 15th and that was 00:34:15
actually completed and I'm sorry the nine is just dangling there, but that was actually completed that the city did receive that 00:34:22
and as Hispanic Heritage Month was recognized last September 15th to October 15th. 00:34:29
And along with that, there was the idea of having some sort of a celebration around that time. And the recommendation was that the 00:34:37
city engage in outreach efforts, using a survey to solicit feedback, especially from Hispanic community members, on the name and 00:34:42
title for celebration. 00:34:47
And finally was to recommend to the City Council moving forward with and I believe it was an inclusive crosswalk. 00:34:53
That was to have various symbols and symbolism at a point in the city, and again, I'm not quite sure where that is now. So these 00:35:00
were all past actions that have not been completed. 00:35:06
Except for the one. 00:35:13
Next slide. 00:35:15
So how does a work plan get worked on and in compliance with the Brown Act? And so a subcommittee of two members, which is less 00:35:18
than a quorum of the task force or else a lead task force member, is appointed. 00:35:25
And the task force actually votes to appoint them and then the subcommittee or the lead research, and then they draft 00:35:31
recommendations which they bring back to the task force. The public is allowed to hear and comment on, and then the 00:35:38
recommendations are acted upon or not. Or else if the work is taking the subcommittee longer than they give regular updates. And 00:35:44
again, that gives you all public an opportunity to hear about it. 00:35:51
So then public comment is received upon the recommendation of the update. 00:35:58
And then the task force either approves, adopts or revises the recommendation or receives the update. 00:36:03
And then finally with the recommendation, if the recommendation is taken farther then that advice that is then allows us and our 00:36:09
powers and duties to either advise the city manager or provide recommendations to the City Council. 00:36:15
Next one, thank you. So this is now what a 20232025 task force work plan could look like. So what I've done is taken out the 00:36:24
completed items. 00:36:30
And then let the ones that are still to be completed, that's the first three drafting the diversity and equity value statements. 00:36:36
Again, we do have a subcommittee. 00:36:40
Secondarily, the going back to the annual cultural calendar, we would need a subcommittee to be appointed for that and then the 00:36:45
third would be to identify the metrics and monitor change. We would need a subcommittee for that as well. And then the DEI web 00:36:52
page process and review, it's been taken to a certain point but we may need a subcommittee to then. 00:37:00
Take a look at proposing a process so that there will be able to be items added to the web page and the community can also provide 00:37:07
input. So those are three items that are potentially. 00:37:13
To be continued and would need subcommittees, and then again, of course, we would need to actually develop and adopt our 2024-2025 00:37:20
work plan. 00:37:25
And typically what would happen? 00:37:30
After this item, after we hear public comment, have any questions we could discuss among ourselves? 00:37:34
Come up with some potential items and then bring this work plan back at a future meeting to be approved and then we would carry on 00:37:40
with it. So this is also the opportunity for us to think of other tasks within our purpose, powers and duties that could 00:37:46
potentially be on a work plan. You don't want to overload yourself too much with work, particularly because we're a former member 00:37:52
task force and subcommittees of. 00:37:58
You're going to be on several subcommittees probably, but anyway, it's an opportunity to really think about that, hear from the 00:38:05
public and then discuss amongst ourselves as well and then the four that really are the past actions to complete. We can also 00:38:12
decide if we would like to either take these up again in our work plan or perhaps get a status report from staff about, you know, 00:38:20
what's happening, but again, the anti discrimination policy, the community healing around the Feast of Lanterns outreach efforts. 00:38:28
For this from the Hispanic community and others about his celebration and then the inclusive crosswalk to welcome to your city. 00:38:36
I hope that's clear. Matrixes can be a little confusing to work around, but. 00:38:46
Tried to gather and organize the. 00:38:51
OK. Next slide please. 00:38:54
OK. So I will note that we have received some past comments as far as items that the task force could be working on. One was the 00:38:57
idea of doing some sort of work with the school district as they work on their cultural competencies. 00:39:05
Another was a question about, well, why can't the task force hold a town hall? Or perhaps? 00:39:15
Have do a survey so that can find out from the community what issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, racial justice and healing. 00:39:21
The communities particularly interested in finding out about how do we get, how do we get that information. We also approved two 00:39:28
other groups to add to our groups that we are looking at in terms of diversity and one is youth and one is economically 00:39:35
disadvantaged people. So are there anything, is there anything around. 00:39:43
Those topics that we might want to try. 00:39:51
Looking at putting into a work plan, we get going with that. So there's a lot of possibilities right now. There's also limited 00:39:53
number of people and limited amount of time. We're all very busy volunteers. So anyway, just wanted to put that out there. 00:40:00
And so, from those past comments, task force convene a town hall community survey. Is there a way we can highlight community 00:40:09
diversity? Is there a way we can promote community healing? Is there a way that we could perhaps help moving forward a 00:40:14
recommendation on a youth Advisory Board? 00:40:20
Next slide please. 00:40:27
That's the end of our work plan review. So first, there'll be an opportunity for the task force to ask any questions, not 00:40:30
discussion, but questions, and then we'll go out for public comment. And then there'll be the opportunity for task force 00:40:36
discussion and sort of deciding how we would like to move forward. 00:40:41
Thank you. 00:40:46
Are there any questions from the task force? 00:40:51
I just had one about the Advisory Board and you had mentioned. 00:40:56
It had been mentioned that the city. 00:41:02
Was going to be working with the Pacific Grove Unified School District. 00:41:06
And I'm. 00:41:11
That would have any connection with. 00:41:13
Setting up a like a youth Advisory Board. 00:41:16
I think it could potentially do so. I think we'll know more after the council meeting where they have that item on their 00:41:19
discussion, but I think that's a good question. 00:41:23
Yes, vice chair. 00:41:30
About the energy. 00:41:33
That's last year and the the big. 00:41:37
Again, more profits, more discussion. 00:41:42
And people still work. 00:41:46
Clarity as. 00:41:50
It's changed. So I'm wondering, is this something that the task force thinks is worth picking up again addressing? Looking for 00:41:53
some avenues to. 00:41:59
To put closure on that or or or to have some dialogue around. 00:42:06
The Feast of Lantern. 00:42:12
I think that would be a good topic for our discussion after public comment, OK. 00:42:14
Any other questions? 00:42:21
For the incomplete items that came from the past work plans do we have, I guess I'm wondering. 00:42:25
Kind of. What do we have in order to carry? 00:42:33
Forward and do or do we have a clear idea of what we have in place to carry forward so that we can easily kind of create 00:42:36
subcommittees to wrap some of? 00:42:41
Those items up. 00:42:46
I. 00:42:50
Kind of the ones on the top stand, but just kind of trying to get caught up on that since I wasn't here yet. That's that's a good 00:42:51
question. I think that'll be a good one for discussion too. 00:42:56
Capture. 00:43:05
Thanks. So now we've had our questions and now it's time for public comments. Comments and statements must pertain to this agenda 00:43:11
item addressed to the Task Force and not the audience. Comments will be limited to 3 minutes and will not receive Task Force 00:43:17
action. 00:43:23
And public comment is encouraged, if not disruptive to the meeting as chair. If someone chooses to be disruptive, I will respond 00:43:29
in a viewpoint neutral manner according to the rules of order. I will open public comment on the DEI task force work plan to those 00:43:35
in person. 00:43:40
1st. 00:43:46
Welcome. 00:43:57
Good evening and. 00:44:02
Listening to the presentation, there were a couple things came to mind. One was. 00:44:06
The sort of advise and consent role of the task force. I'm kind of curious as to what measures the task force can take if people 00:44:12
don't ask for the advice. 00:44:17
There seems to have been a number of different things that have been happening at the the council level and others where. 00:44:23
The sort of insight of the DI task force could have been put to good use, but it was not. 00:44:29
2nd is I was just refreshing my memory of the DI Task force ordinance. 00:44:36
Given the sort of limited number of hours in the day, the number of people in the task force, I'm wondering if there I did not see 00:44:42
anything that would preclude the task force from liaising with with groups out in the community and sort of deputizing them and 00:44:49
sort of thinking about from the standpoint of of promoting the the. 00:44:56
Participation of underrepresented. 00:45:04
Whether that that would be an Ave. so it doesn't all fall on all of your shoulders. 00:45:08
Thank you. 00:45:13
Thank you. 00:45:15
Welcome. 00:45:25
Beth Walker. 00:45:27
Welcome to the task force. 00:45:28
And congratulations to all of you. 00:45:32
I would like to see some sort of. 00:45:35
Action and or closure? 00:45:38
On the recommendation for the consultant, I think it was brought to City Council and never really discussed. 00:45:42
So if we could. 00:45:52
At least get that in front of City Council to discuss it and make a decision so it's not just kind of sitting out there. And then 00:45:54
the other thing was the language updates to all of. 00:46:00
To. 00:46:08
You know more the state of California and federal language in all of the things for City Council and for I know that that was I 00:46:10
think done in the first. 00:46:16
Term as well, and recommendations were also made to City Council, where none of those recommendations were adopted. 00:46:22
I don't know if it was discussed or if it was just. 00:46:30
Not brought up. You know they I know they don't like controversy. So it's. 00:46:33
The DEI as well as the Climate Action Subcom. 00:47:44
If both of these subcommittees, let's just talk about the DEI to be handled in such a way. 00:47:48
That the Coastal Wildlife Protection Advisory Committee was handled, which was a city manager. 00:47:56
Special City Manager Committ. 00:48:04
They were given more freedom and including. 00:48:08
Citizens from the community that could have input so they could get a lot of work done quickly. 00:48:12
And have. 00:48:19
Multiple groups working on different things. 00:48:22
A lot of these goals and items. 00:48:25
Just be worked on. 00:48:28
Because we. 00:48:31
We have to make progress in. 00:48:32
Dei issues and economic issues that aren't getting. 00:48:35
Small groups that meet quarterly, so I'm hoping that maybe that could be presented to council as an option. 00:48:40
For you, being that you're only four people right now and you've got a lot. 00:48:49
So thank you so much. 00:48:53
Thank you. 00:48:55
Seeing no other public comment in person, we'll now move to remote public comment. 00:49:03
Thank you, Chair Fred. Jealous you have the floor. 00:49:09
Welcome. 00:49:13
And I appreciate the efforts with the mics. 00:49:19
It's it's really frustrating when they're not working. 00:49:22
Because I want to hear what you're saying. 00:49:25
I really appreciate what you're doing and I appreciate the amount of work you have on your work plan already. 00:49:29
But something I've come to be convinced of over the years is that. 00:49:37
In order for the. 00:49:42
Us to get into. 00:49:45
Flow of the beloved community that we envision. 00:49:47
A lot of. 00:49:51
Heritage. European. American Heritage folks. 00:49:53
Really need a. 00:49:58
Getting unstuck around thinking of themselves as white. 00:50:00
And it it is an important part of. 00:50:06
I think. 00:50:11
Building for. 00:50:13
Across the broad spectrum. 00:50:15
Is to. 00:50:17
Provide resources. 00:50:20
For. 00:50:22
Have lost touch. 00:50:25
Their heritage? 00:50:27
And just think of themselves in racist terms. 00:50:30
To reclaim their. 00:50:34
Identity. 00:50:37
And I just wanted to mention. 00:50:39
I know it's too much to put on your. 00:50:42
But I'm probably going to. 00:50:45
Working on it anyway and if I get any great ideas. 00:50:48
I will share them with you. And again thanks a lot. 00:50:51
Thank you. 00:50:57
Amber Lawrence. 00:50:59
Welcome. 00:51:01
Thank you. I'm going to really echo his first comment. I have had so much trouble as a Zoom person here. 00:51:03
Hearing the comments, if Commissioner Freiburger could move her mic closer to her mouth because they are unidirectional and thank 00:51:12
you for now turning your mics on but. 00:51:19
The whole thing stopped and I've heard, not heard, half the comments, which has been very disconcerting because I did want to hear 00:51:25
you. 00:51:30
And. 00:51:35
Yes, just continue your work, but please let's get the technology worked out a little bit so that we can be included. 00:51:39
Also thank you SO. 00:51:47
Thank you. 00:51:52
No further hands. 00:51:56
Thank you. I'll close public comment and bring the desk dei task force work plan back to the task force for discussion. 00:51:58
And I. 00:52:12
CLERK DI coordinator Kendall, If we could maybe have the second work plan put up on the screen again, I might be helpful to sort 00:52:15
of look at the format. 00:52:20
Great. Thank you. 00:52:35
And to sort of get caught up with what what still needs to be done. 00:53:24
Was that, was that? 00:53:29
No, yeah. 00:53:32
Yeah. And so I think. 00:53:35
The first one, a youth Advisory Board, I think that would be sort of. 00:53:37
Let me step back for a second. What I'd like to recommend is maybe we look at the ones that are highlighted here 1st to see if we 00:53:43
would like to continue working on those. Think about establishing subcommittees, then take a look at what that work that is so 00:53:49
far, and then see how we'd feel about taking on more work, in which directions. 00:53:55
The community healing one is an interesting one because as a task force. 00:54:03
We as we are there to advise the city manager, we're there to make recommendations to the City Council. 00:54:09
How we facilitate community healing, which healing is a part of our purpose, but how? How we we are in a brown act. 00:54:16
Described situation and I think perhaps might not be the best way of facilitating community healing where there's not the 00:54:26
opportunity for a dialogue back and forth. 00:54:31
But if they're if we feel that there is still a need for that and you'll see what the last item was, was recommend the city 00:54:37
promote community healing around the Feast of Lanterns with community partner support. And what I remember from our discussions is 00:54:44
feeling that we as task as appointed task force members didn't necessarily have the toolkits. 00:54:51
To do that. But there might be some community organizations who did and what would it mean to work with them? 00:54:58
What would that look like? And it was, I think that was sort of left. 00:55:06
That way. 00:55:09
So that's one of the past. 00:55:11
And then as far as the other past items to. 00:55:14
Anything that said recommend on it is something that really probably was not done in that a formal recommendation from the task 00:55:19
force was brought forward to the City Council. 00:55:24
Typically through the city manager or through the task force, but I think it would be good to go back and check the minutes from 00:55:31
those meetings just to to make sure that that's where that was left. 00:55:35
And then I think the last one, the moving forward with the inclusive crosswalk to welcome diversity, that might be something we 00:55:41
might want to ask. 00:55:45
Our clerk dei coordinator Kendall to check into because I believe there was a Traffic Safety committee that was perhaps a part of 00:55:51
it too. Thank you chair. I'm not aware of a Traffic Safety committee. 00:55:57
I believe it was part of the CIP if I'm remembering correctly, but yeah, I could definitely get a status. 00:56:06
Check on that and see where that's at and report back to you. That would be great. Yeah, So, so for that 4th, 1:00 then we'll have 00:56:14
our staff liaison check and come back with a report on this and I ask you what, what specifically the inclusive cross. 00:56:21
Is I mean. 00:56:30
What we were shown were different examples of an actual painted crosswalk on a street that incorporated the pride flag 00:56:33
incorporated some. 00:56:38
Some colors that represented embracing people of color as well. It was a visual graphic depiction of inclusivity made into a 00:56:44
crosswalk area, and I believe it was even discussed. 00:56:51
To be near the. 00:56:59
The museum, sort of. 00:57:01
That the four corners. 00:57:03
Yeah. And again, I think there were some pretty good. 00:57:06
Agenda reports that sort of discuss this, so I think be good to take take a look at that as well. 00:57:11
Yep. 00:57:16
Yeah. 00:57:20
Who would like to dive? 00:57:28
Are we diving in on subcommittees or diving? 00:57:33
Kind of talking. 00:57:37
Some of the things that have come up well, if we could just start with if the three highlighted ones make sense to continue. 00:57:40
Continue working on and we know we have a subcommittee already for the diversity and equity value statements and that is just as a 00:57:48
reminder, the City Council adopted an inclusivity value statement. It's a value of the city, but there were not diversity or 00:57:56
equity ones. And when we brought that to the Council's attention it the task force was actually tasked with drafting those. 00:58:04
For the city. So that's where that is. 00:58:12
And so we do have a subcommittee and so we can look forward to either updates or recommendations from the subcommittee with the 00:58:15
actual statements, value statements brought to us. 00:58:20
So that one is a. 00:58:27
On. 00:58:28
And then the second one, the annual cultural calendar, several meetings ago, we had a well, actually let me. 00:58:30
Pull back a little bit. The first task force had a subcommittee that worked with staff to come up with looking at federal, state 00:58:37
and local. 00:58:42
Commemorations. 00:58:47
Holidays, recognitions and pulling together a list and then that became tasked with another because a person left. 00:58:48
And that was tasked with another subcommittee, which was actually a lead because. 00:58:58
Another task force member left and brought back a cultural calendar that was quite comprehensive and actually included 00:59:04
international dates and other things and the public comments and then the comments from the task force was it would be good to 00:59:10
narrow it down and really focus on. 00:59:15
USA state. 00:59:22
Celebrations. And so that was left there. So there's no subcommittee. So need to be a subcommittee to sort of pick up that work 00:59:27
and take it. 00:59:31
I'd be interested in in. 00:59:37
Being on the subcommittee for that. 00:59:40
And what we will, I don't believe will be appointing subcommittees tonight, but it will take interest and then bring an item at 00:59:44
the next meeting to get the subcommittees appointed in to work on. 00:59:48
So that would be great. Is there anyone who's interested in working? 00:59:52
I would be OK, Yeah. 00:59:57
So that would be member donate and secretary. 01:00:01
And then the third one is we are tasked with monitoring change that occurs within the City of Pacific Grove on these topics. And 01:00:05
so the first thing we wanted to do was to take a look at how would we, what metrics would we look at to monitor change which. 01:00:14
It's kind of a challenging topic. 01:00:23
Or identify the change. 01:00:34
That's a great question. 01:00:40
Secretary Stevens, who was here before on the task force, actually was a federal government employee, and she was aware of some 01:00:42
metrics that the federal government used with their equal opportunity tracking. 01:00:49
It's it was a pretty. 01:00:57
Data set meaning that it was information, for example, that's collected by employment and so on, and it wouldn't necessarily apply 01:00:59
across. 01:01:04
A city organization, but I expect that there are some. 01:01:09
Out there that may or may not be applic. 01:01:15
It'd be an interesting research project. 01:01:18
And I would be happy to participate on it as well. 01:01:31
OK, good. Well, I think next month we'll bring back three subcommittee 2 subcommittees to join our other subcommittee. 01:01:34
So that would be 3-3 pieces of business for us. 01:01:44
And as well as also a subcommittee for the DI web page process and review. 01:01:50
And that was going to be, and please remind me, Secretary Hoop. So the next step after your presentation was working with city 01:01:58
staff then to get a draft web page. 01:02:03
Yes, so. 01:02:09
The language and the resources that were approved at. 01:02:12
Task force or with city staff now to. 01:02:16
In process. 01:02:20
That draft web page being worked on and. 01:02:21
Or idea for the next? 01:02:24
Step from there was to review. 01:02:27
That draft as. 01:02:29
At a future meeting, OK, OK. So at a future meeting, the draft web page populated by all of the pieces that we approved will come 01:02:31
back to us and then we'll have a chance to look at it, take public comment. And then we were also going to look at how we could 01:02:39
continue to have public input into resources that should be on the web page and. 01:02:46
We. 01:02:55
There could be a lot of public input. There could be very little public input. You know, it'll be a little hard to tell. But we 01:02:56
also wanted to have a process of regularly reviewing the web page so we can make sure that the resources are still up to date and 01:03:02
accurate and so on. And we also. 01:03:07
That's makes a web page a lot less useful if they're broken links and other things so. So we would want to do that. So I think the 01:03:14
idea was at that point we would probably want to appoint a subcommittee to then regularly review suggestions, regularly review the 01:03:21
web page and then come back periodically to the task force and report is that is that right? 01:03:29
Yes, that was what. 01:03:39
Discussed. I'm just kind of wheels turning about. 01:03:43
That's going to. 01:03:47
Require, so I think it'll be good to sure. I'll point out assembly money. 01:03:48
You know, when you talk about resources and reaching out to the community, I'm wondering if there are. 01:03:56
Is there are there a list of groups or individuals that? 01:04:03
You know can be, you know, thought of as as being able to add to this. 01:04:08
You know list. 01:04:14
You know people who you know, groups that are representative. 01:04:17
In the. 01:04:23
So what? 01:04:26
Approved to go out to for the draft creation so far. 01:04:28
Information on local. 01:04:35
Groups and committees that are working within the different areas of DEI and then. 01:04:39
We had approved the idea of. 01:04:46
Just a public comment suggestion box so that there was opportunity for. 01:04:48
General members of the public to contribute, but we had. 01:04:54
Talked about kind of, yeah. Again, that liaising. 01:04:57
With other community groups. 01:05:02
Yeah. And I think I think it will be easier for us to talk about once we actually see what the draft web page is like and we then 01:05:04
we have an opportunity to say, oh there's this and there's this and this is. 01:05:09
It would be great to add this, so Yep, but definitely I think we wanted to have as many types of resources as possible for 01:05:15
community members to come to. 01:05:20
So what I'd suggest is maybe we hold off on that subcommittee until the draft web page comes back and then. 01:05:26
People, but I remember you're saying you might be interested in that one too, so OK. 01:05:33
Good. 01:05:38
So then developing and adopting the work plan that actually will be something that the chair will sort of take all of the input 01:05:40
from this discussion and then come back. 01:05:46
Hopefully at the next meeting with the draft work plan for us to approve and move forward. 01:05:51
So then. 01:05:58
I would suggest with the past actions. 01:06:01
I can task myself to work. 01:06:06
Our clerk dei coordinator to just look at the past minutes and see where things were left and then come back with an update on 01:06:09
that if that would be OK. 01:06:13
So as far as, is there anything else at this point that we would want to add to the work plan? And of course a work plan, like any 01:06:25
document, is a living document. So you can add to it, it can grow, it can change, things drop off. 01:06:31
Any thoughts? 01:06:42
All right. Well, I think that that would leave us then with the. 01:06:51
These three. 01:06:57
With and then coming back with more information about the past actions and then. 01:06:59
Seeing after the City Council meeting this week, hearing more about the council and the school district working together and sort 01:07:06
of thinking about some of those possibilities. 01:07:11
And I think that we did hear from the public that there is real interest in finding out about the status of the consultant. 01:07:16
And where we are with that? And so I wonder if I could also ask our. 01:07:24
Staff Lee is on to come back with a report on that as well. As far as I know, the recommendation was made by the task force, but 01:07:30
it has not been brought to the City Council yet. But we'll hear more. 01:07:36
That's. 01:07:42
Good. So I think we have some steps to move forward and I think there's enough information to bring a draft work plan to our next 01:07:45
meeting. 01:07:49
For approval as well as then. Oops. 01:07:54
As well as subcommittees as well to be approved to then start working on the on the work plan. 01:07:59
Does that all sound OK? 01:08:05
I have a question. 01:08:11
About. 01:08:13
The protocol or the way in? 01:08:16
The goings on of the committee are brought to the City Council on a regular basis. 01:08:19
If that, if that happens or how often that happens or who? 01:08:26
Charged with doing that at all. Umm, typically our minutes of our meeting capture all of our capture our work. And so once we 01:08:31
approve the minutes, they're then added to this, I believe added to a future City Council agenda. And so the City Council does 01:08:39
receive all of those. And then in addition, if there's a specific recommendation, when we for example, recommended an apology to 01:08:47
the Chinese community and we actually did a presentation to the City Council with that recommendation. 01:08:54
And in addition, we have a council liaison here as well with Council Member Padori, and there may be times where he may choose to 01:09:03
bring forward some information about a meeting or something, I believe. 01:09:09
Yeah. 01:09:16
Thank you. 01:09:19
Can I ask a follow-up question on that? I. 01:09:22
You were mentioning that if there's a specific recommendation, the task force may do a presentation. Is that typically decided on 01:09:26
by? 01:09:30
The task. 01:09:34
As a collective group like WE, we feel like we would like to represent the task force here at the meeting or. 01:09:36
How has that been decided in the past? Typically, it's been requested by the city manager for making the presentation to the City 01:09:43
Council council member Padori. 01:09:47
And in the past the City manager has brought such topics to the City Council. But typically what we do with our boards and 01:09:53
commissions is the chair typically brings these items to the table for the City Council. So whatever you recommend, it's at the 01:09:59
chairs discretion, but typically the chair brings it forward. 01:10:05
Thanks, Thank. 01:10:11
Thank you. Hey, so there is no action on this item, but a draft 202425 work plan will be brought back for approval at our next 01:10:14
task force meeting as well as follow up information. 01:10:20
From Clerk di Coordinator Handel and myself. 01:10:28
Past items and where the consultant recommendation is and any updates on the inclusive sidewalk. 01:10:32
OK. All right. Thank. 01:10:42
Item 8C is the fiscal year 2024-2025 capital improvement plan recommendation. Again, a brief presentation, then there'll be time 01:10:45
for task force questions, then public comment on this item and then task force discussion and action. So each year the council 01:10:53
adopts an annual budget that basically is what the city runs on. There's an operating budget that supports city services, mostly 01:11:00
staff and a capital improvement plan budget that supports one time capital projects and equipment purchases. 01:11:08
What's the capital project? It's defined as a building, machinery or equipment costing over $5000 with a useful life of three 01:11:15
years or more. 01:11:20
The Capital Improvement Program Project Plan CIP process allows the city to determine community needs, implement projects that 01:11:26
align with City Council priorities and enhance livability. And this is actually a quote from the city's website about the CIP 01:11:34
process. And how does the city know what improvements the community wants? City staff gather input from a variety of sources, 01:11:42
including citizen advisory committees, City Council forums and hearings and public input. 01:11:50
So each year, city committees, including this task force, have the opportunity to submit CIP project ideas. These ideas are then 01:11:58
reviewed by staff, including making a cost estimate. They're prioritized and then submitted to the council for review at public 01:12:06
meetings and then approval. And as you can imagine, there are a whole lot of really good ideas out there and really important 01:12:13
things, and not a lot of money and not often enough money to even just make a bit of a dent. 01:12:21
So past ideas from the task force have included expanding recognition of the Chinese village site to include a walkway of 01:12:29
remembrance or a Chinese pavilion. 01:12:35
Umm, the idea of a walkway to the future, a plaque commemorating the 54th Coast Artillery and additional recognition of Native 01:12:41
American, Black and Japanese heritage in Pacific Grove. So those are some ideas that have been brought forward in our meetings 01:12:48
from the public from task force members. I believe the only CIP project that was actually submitted was the walkway of 01:12:55
remembrance, adding additional boulders along by the Hopkins Chinese Village site. 01:13:03
To include more information about the people who lived here before. 01:13:11
And that did not make, did not make the cut so. 01:13:15
That's where we are. So this is an opportunity to discuss it, Take any ideas from the public, take any ideas from the task force. 01:13:19
I believe that we'll have. 01:13:23
Our March task force meeting before the deadline for the submittal of the projects, so we can discuss it. We can think if we want 01:13:29
to do something and then you can give me direction on whether a project should be worked on and brought back to the task force for 01:13:34
approval. 01:13:40
And are there any questions about? 01:13:48
If you browse but perhaps not, questions so. 01:13:56
It's time for public comment. Comments and statements pertaining to this agenda item will now be taken must be addressed to the 01:14:01
Task Force and not the audience. Comments will be limited to 3 minutes, will not receive Task Force action. Speakers must adhere 01:14:07
to the time limits. It's encouraged, if not disruptive to the meeting and as chair, if someone chooses to be disruptive, I will 01:14:14
respond in a viewpoint neutral manner according to the rules of order. 01:14:21
So I'll open public comment on capital improvement program recommendations from the task force to members of the public present 01:14:28
remotely. 01:14:32
Thank you, Chair. I do not see any hands raised. OK. So I'll close it remotely and I'll open public comment on capital improvement 01:14:40
program recommendations from the task force to those in person. 01:14:46
Welcome. Thanks. I'm doing a lot of impromptu comments. Thanks for listening, I. 01:14:59
I sort of like the idea of. 01:15:05
Resubmitting something you've already gotten done just because it was denied once, you know it doesn't get put back in a queue, 01:15:08
which is really unfortunate with a capital improvement plans, but it doesn't mean that. 01:15:13
A total rejection. So the walk of remembrance boulders were really supported and it's a great idea. I'd like to see that again. 01:15:19
Thank you. 01:15:28
Seeing no other public comment, I will close public comment. 01:15:35
And bring the capital improvement program recommendations from the task force item to the task force for a discussion and any 01:15:39
direction to the chair. 01:15:43
Is there any discussion? 01:15:47
Is this a time? 01:15:51
Make suggestions for OK. 01:15:54
So one thought that I have is it'd be great to see updated and inclusive playground equipment. 01:15:58
Somewhere in town, whether that you know, depending on how big the budget is, whether that involves. 01:16:07
The creation The building of an inclusive playground, or whether it involves updating a current playground to include. 01:16:14
More inclusive equipment, especially as we're talking about youth being a part of our underrepresented. 01:16:21
Groups here in our city. 01:16:30
I would love. 01:16:34
To. 01:16:36
Be. 01:16:38
Thank you. 01:16:39
Actually, I think I am tempted to go along with. 01:16:51
At least presenting. 01:16:56
The expansion of the. 01:17:00
Chinese Village memorial. 01:17:02
And I. 01:17:07
All about the money. 01:17:09
But. 01:17:12
But I think it's. I think it's. 01:17:13
You know. 01:17:17
Yeah, I think it's an important. 01:17:19
Acknowledgement you know of. 01:17:25
Because I actually walked by it. 01:17:28
Often every week the the 1 boulder and. 01:17:30
Yeah, I think that. 01:17:35
Presenting it whether or not. 01:17:38
Is rejected or not just I think that presentation would be worthwhile. 01:17:40
Thank you. 01:17:45
Thank you. 01:17:47
Any thoughts vice? 01:17:49
I think it's especially in. 01:17:56
The changes to the festival. 01:17:59
The role of informing. 01:18:03
Visitors informing the public as to events that occurred and that we're cognizant of those events and. 01:18:05
And are trying to address. 01:18:12
And and. 01:18:15
And. 01:18:18
Be direct about it. I think that it would be good to see that memorial expanded. 01:18:20
Thank you. 01:18:28
I'm hearing sort. 01:18:31
Some support for moving, bringing back the walkway of remembrance, which is. 01:18:35
I think pretty easily done. I think there will we'll have a copy of the application somewhere we should be able to find it. 01:18:41
One of the things I know that I read about CIP projects is there is the opportunity to look for other funding in addition to city 01:18:50
funding. Is that something that would be appropriate for the task force to look into and recommend or is that something that's 01:18:57
more of a a city task clerk DI Coordinator Kendall, That is a very good question. I think that if there are funds and if there 01:19:03
are. 01:19:10
I would, I would definitely want to probably confer with Joyce, who overseas the CIP. But I think if there are funds out there and 01:19:17
available. 01:19:21
We do have staff members that have written grant. I mean, you know, I've done some grant writing before. 01:19:27
But I don't know if there's a restriction on. 01:19:34
Can apply for those funds. 01:19:38
That's my understanding. 01:19:42
Yeah, if you could. Oh yes. Can I add in just a little bit I? 01:19:44
I said this is because I'm also the liaison for the EDC and and one of the big tasks that the EDC is doing is actually requesting 01:19:49
the council to to. 01:19:53
Fund a grant writer because one of the big challenges that the city has is that we do not have enough resources. 01:19:58
To apply for these grants, I mean it's not it's one thing to know about a grant, but you also have to apply for a grant and we 01:20:05
need resources to do all of those. So my suggestion is if you know of any grants. 01:20:11
Right, just mention it along with whatever items you decide. But just keep in mind that resources are going to be a critical part 01:20:18
in applications for any grants. 01:20:23
Thanks. 01:20:29
Thank you. That's very helpful. 01:20:31
I want to return for a second to the inclusive playground idea because I think that that's. 01:20:35
It's an interesting intersection because I believe playgrounds and parks and things are covered by the recreation. 01:20:43
Committee, Commission board? I can't remember what what which exact group is here. 01:20:51
Recreation board board, yes. And so. 01:20:57
But it's it's something where the inclusive part is definitely. 01:21:02
Within our bailiwick, and the playground part perhaps is. 01:21:06
So would it be? 01:21:12
I don't know whether it would be appropriate to. 01:21:16
Bring the idea forward to them as well to be considered for their CIP or whether I'm not quite sure what the pathway would could 01:21:19
be for that the CIP is, is put out by Deputy Director Joyce. 01:21:26
Felaby and it goes out to all the boards and commissions. 01:21:34
So it's not a separate CIP for. 01:21:37
Like the recreation department per SE, it's a citywide CIP. 01:21:42
For the Council's. 01:21:48
Consideration on all of the items that come on. 01:21:50
I think there's a March deadline, so I think obviously there's there's the deadline with which to apply. So I'm not sure there'll 01:21:55
be enough time to. 01:22:00
Partner with another board or you know for those discussions and and submission you know joint submissions if that's what you're 01:22:06
seeking, but. 01:22:10
I think that it would be, I mean, I think obviously. 01:22:17
The consideration of the CIP project, whatever you're thinking, if it came before the council and say it were approved or not 01:22:22
approved, I mean there's more work that comes in to it after the fact. And. And what other departments that get involved to make 01:22:28
it happen to, yeah. Would you have anything to add to that council member? 01:22:34
I think you covered my only I would say addition there is that. 01:22:41
The City Council rejecting doesn't mean the project goes away. We have. 01:22:47
A deferred projects list, and it's substantial. 01:22:52
It all is a matter of money and time. My my view is that if you have any projects, just list them out how it gets done. 01:22:57
What needs to be in that project? 01:23:07
Secondary because the how for what do you want first? 01:23:10
Needs to be decided and if the Chinese, for example, the Chinese village memorial is is on top of your mind. 01:23:15
Put it on there and then whether you need to collaborate. 01:23:22
The City Council can also decide that a certain project can go to a certain committee or a certain board before it comes to the 01:23:26
next step, so that's also a City Council discretion. 01:23:31
So, but there are various factors. My view is that with this item you're just looking for project submissions. 01:23:37
So it's just a really broadview on what projects do you desire at this point in time? 01:23:42
And justice confine it to that. 01:23:48
Thank you. 01:23:51
I'm wondering. 01:23:57
I don't want to let the idea go. 01:23:59
And I think that any of an inclusive playground I'm aware of Salinas is and South County is actually I think in the process one of 01:24:02
the towns is going to have one as well. And I think it's something that is really. 01:24:08
Important for a group that's underrepresented. And yeah, so. 01:24:15
If if we I mean I wonder if it's. 01:24:25
As we're talking about. 01:24:29
Work. 01:24:30
And I'm going back. But if if we don't. 01:24:34
A group decided to bring it forward for capital improvement. 01:24:37
I wonder if at least the the kind of research into it. 01:24:43
Can be on our minds. 01:24:49
Yeah, yeah. So it could be brought back as a future agenda item just to give more information about inclusive playgrounds and what 01:24:51
they what they involve and perhaps tie it to some local groups or organizations that might have more information about that as 01:24:57
well. 01:25:02
Yeah. 01:25:08
Would that? 01:25:10
We could work on it in the next year. 01:25:11
Potentially, I think it could also mean that it could be as a part of. So for example, one of the things I'm hoping we'll we'll 01:25:16
have a presentation on is the city's Americans with Disability Act transition plan. Every city is required to have a plan and to 01:25:22
keep it updated and to address how their programs and services and facilities are going to be accessible and going to be 01:25:29
maintained as accessible and so I think that. 01:25:35
I think that that's also a way we could build in, inform ourselves more, learn more about it, perhaps also try to get information 01:25:43
from the community, from parents, from families, and really look at some of the needs around something like this, sort of separate 01:25:49
from. 01:25:54
The CIP product. 01:26:00
Process right now which seems like it's coming up really fast but but to perhaps build a better our knowledge base and then be 01:26:01
able to be able to really look and look at it in terms of the whole city and improving. 01:26:08
In the city. 01:26:16
Excuse me? 01:26:19
Yeah, I I was thinking. 01:26:21
The direction of. 01:26:25
And so I think the direction from the chair is to bring back the walkway of remembrance and have that presented at the next. 01:27:00
A task force meeting which for approval, which will be in time to get it, then resubmitted. 01:27:08
Again, huh. 01:27:13
Let's see. And so I think that that's the direction the chair has and I'll bring back. 01:27:17
Bring that back to the next meeting. Thank you all. This has been a really good discussion. 01:27:22
As. 01:27:27
Diversity, equity, Inclusion, Task force can be involved in many things. 01:27:29
So our next task force meeting will be March 11th, 2024 at six. PMI will adjourn the meeting at 7:27 PM and again welcome member 01:27:34
donate. 01:27:41
We're very glad to have you. 01:27:48
Hey, great. All right. 01:27:52
Thank you. Thank you. 01:27:56
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I'd like to call the February 12th, 2024 regular meeting of the City of Pacific Groves Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force 00:00:56
to order at six. 00:01:02
City Clerk Dei. Coordinator Kendall, would you please take A roll call? 00:01:09
Yes, chair. 00:01:15
Chair Kimberly. 00:01:18
Present Members. 00:01:20
And fried. 00:01:24
President. Secretary. 00:01:26
All are present. 00:01:31
Thank you. 00:01:33
Item 1A is the election of officers, all city advisory boards, including the task force. 00:01:35
At their first meeting, elected chairperson, a vice chairperson and a secretary to serve a one year term. 00:01:42
The chair has responsibility for presiding over the meeting and setting the agenda, calling special meetings if staff resources 00:01:49
are available. 00:01:53
Alerting the staff liaison of knowing known absences signing task force documents. 00:01:58
And reporting to the City Council as approved by the task force. 00:02:05
The vice chair assumes the chairs duties in their. 00:02:09
And the vice chair succeeds the chair if they step down from being chair before the term is completed. 00:02:12
And serves the unexpired. 00:02:18
The secretary is responsible for timely completion of meeting minutes, working with the staff liaison. 00:02:21
And I'm explaining a little bit about how the meeting goes, because I think that's one of the ways we can encourage inclusivity at 00:02:28
city meetings. For people who come the first time, it can be a little daunting to try to figure out what's going on. So you'll 00:02:32
hear me talking a little bit about what's going on. 00:02:37
Now I'm going to ask for nominations from the task force. 00:02:43
For the office of chair, then vice chair, then secretary. 00:02:46
Members of the task force may nominate themselves or another task force. 00:02:51
And no second is required. 00:02:56
Once nominations are complete, I will announce the slate of nominees and ask for A roll call vote in the order of nominations. 00:02:59
Each task force member has one vote. 00:03:07
The nominee receiving the majority of votes shall be declared. 00:03:10
If no member receives A majority, the process will be. 00:03:14
The winner shall assume the office of chair immediately. 00:03:18
And once a new chair is declared using the same procedure. 00:03:22
An election will be held for vice chair and for. 00:03:26
Are there any nominations for chair? 00:03:31
Are there any other nominations? 00:03:39
Seeing none City clerk DI coordinator Kendall I have been I Kambui have been nominated for chair. 00:03:44
And may we have a roll call. 00:03:52
Yes, Chair Billy. 00:03:54
Aye member. 00:03:57
Member. 00:04:00
Secretary Ho. 00:04:02
Motion carries 40. 00:04:05
Thank you. So I will resume the office of Chair. 00:04:07
Are there any nominations for? 00:04:12
And they can be self nominations as well as nominations of others. 00:04:18
You've been nominated as vice chair. Do I need to accept or? 00:04:43
I'm just letting you know that if you have it, are there any other nominations for Vice Chair? 00:04:47
OK, seeing none. 00:04:55
Remember, Freiberger has been nominated for Vice. 00:04:58
Clerk DI Coordinator Kendall, May we have a roll call vote? 00:05:01
Yes. 00:05:05
Member. 00:05:08
Member. 00:05:13
Secretary Hoops. 00:05:16
And chair. 00:05:19
Aye Motion carries 40. 00:05:21
Vice. 00:05:26
Are there Are there any nominations for Secret? 00:05:30
I like to. 00:05:36
Are there any other nominations? 00:05:39
OK, Secretary. Who has been nominated for secretary? 00:05:43
Clerk Dei. Coordinator, Kendall, may we have a roll call? 00:05:49
Chair Billing, aye, member Don. 00:05:53
Vice Chair Freiberger. 00:05:58
I and Secretary. 00:06:01
Motion carries 40. 00:06:04
And Secretary Hoops will continue with the Office of Secretary. 00:06:06
Thank you. 00:06:11
Item number two is the approval of the agenda. The agenda is our meeting road map that tells us where we're going to go and how 00:06:15
we're going to get there. 00:06:19
It's published online and in. 00:06:23
And available at least 72 hours before each. 00:06:26
So the public knows what items are being considered by the task force. 00:06:29
New items cannot be added to the agenda. 00:06:34
But item 2 provides a task force an opportunity to review the agenda for any changes. 00:06:37
Any suggested changes? 00:06:43
Seeing none, I move to approve. The agenda is there. 00:06:46
Remember Dona has seconded. 00:06:55
Secretary Dei. Coordinator Kendall, would you please take A roll call? 00:06:57
Yes, that. 00:07:03
I am. 00:07:07
Vice Chair Freib. 00:07:10
Secretary who? 00:07:12
Motion carries 40 to approve the agenda. 00:07:14
Thank you. 00:07:18
Item number three on the agenda is presentations. 00:07:20
Informational presentations help us with our work and provide information for the public. 00:07:23
In 2024, we hope to hear from the Pacific Grove School. 00:07:29
The library We hope to hear about the status of the city, ADA transition plan, as well as other topics. 00:07:33
However, there is no presentation scheduled for tonight. 00:07:40
Item number four is Task force and staff announcements city related items only. 00:07:45
Are there any task force? 00:07:51
I have several announcements to those who celebrate a happy Lunar New Year. 00:08:01
Wishing you all health, prosperity and peace in the New Year. Wishing us all. 00:08:07
Last Friday, Pacific Grove resident Charlie Higuero was honored for his decades of support for local nonprofits, Pacific Grove 00:08:13
schools, and people in need. 00:08:18
Through Through the Grove Market. 00:08:24
It opened in 1969 and has been an independent, family owned and operated market ever since then. 00:08:27
And Amma Mutsen, tribal elder and Korean War veteran, Charlie's been described as the epitome of a guy who truly loves his town. 00:08:34
Want to congratulate Charl? 00:08:44
Our community has been made better by your service and dedication. 00:08:46
Are there any staff? 00:08:51
No staff. 00:08:54
Chair. 00:08:56
Item number 5 is Council liaison announcements. Are there any Council liaison announcements? 00:09:00
I don't have any announcements. Thank you. 00:09:06
Item number six is general public. 00:09:10
Again, a bit of an. 00:09:14
This is when members of the public may comment on any item within the jurisdiction of the City of Pacific Grove and the Diversity, 00:09:16
Equity and Inclusion Task Force. 00:09:21
Between our meetings, the task force receives comments via e-mail. I want to acknowledge the comments and community interest. 00:09:26
The task force members do not engage in dialogue via. 00:09:34
Comments from the public are limited to 3 minutes and are received without task force. 00:09:39
When public comment is closed, items may be referred to staff for a brief response or a follow up. 00:09:45
Public comment should be addressed to the task force and not the audience. 00:09:51
Public comment is encouraged if it is not disruptive to the meeting. 00:09:56
The definite definition of disruptive conduct that actually disrupts, disturbs, impedes, or renders infeasible the orderly conduct 00:10:00
of the meeting. 00:10:05
Is found in Government code section 54957.95. 00:10:11
And Council Policy, IS000-17. 00:10:15
Pursuant to these policies, as Chair, if disruptive conduct needs to be addressed. 00:10:20
I will warn the individual that their behavior is disrupting the. 00:10:25
And that their failure to cease their behavior may result in their removal. And if the disruption continues, I may confer with 00:10:29
city staff, including the City attorney. 00:10:34
Caused the removal of the individual if they do not promptly cease their behavior. 00:10:39
Or call a recess. 00:10:44
Speakers must adhere to the time limits, using the time keeping lights or countdown as a guide. 00:10:46
And red means that your 3 minutes has. 00:10:52
I will now open general public comment to members of the public present in. 00:10:55
Welcome. 00:11:11
Is Carol Marquardt and? 00:11:13
I have attended every meeting and I do have a question and I also want to welcome chair Bowie again. 00:11:17
And new member, Dan. 00:11:25
Mr. Dino and Natalie Feiberger, who is the new Vice chair. 00:11:27
And Secretary. Whoops. I'm sorry. 00:11:35
Council person Badory. So I was at the January 8th meeting and there was the entire meeting was about the website. 00:11:38
And I would like to know if it has been developed. I think it's a shame that you can't offer a dialogue because maybe you could 00:11:47
put that on your next agenda. 00:11:53
Because I would like to see what your website says and it's not. It's not posted yet, so maybe you can let us know when that's 00:11:58
going to happen. 00:12:03
You know, I do have some some problems with your. 00:12:09
Explanation or disclaimer at the beginning, because I know I'm not supposed to refer to anybody back there in the gallery, but 00:12:13
there. This is the most polite, sedate group you could ever imagine. We're always we stay within our time limit, we respect each 00:12:20
other, and nobody is going to. There's no outraged mob out here, and I don't understand why you have to say this. Maybe you can 00:12:26
include this in your. 00:12:33
This notice of meeting, exactly what this disclaimer says, because it's it's almost like you're inviting some kind of violence, 00:12:42
disruptive behavior. I mean, I've never seen that and I've been to every single meeting. 00:12:48
And it hasn't been there. And I would like to say something about Bruce to know and welcome as a normal member. 00:12:54
But we also move it because the caramel pine cone does cover things that happen at this meeting that you're a member of the White 00:13:01
for Racial Equality group. 00:13:07
And there was a comment, Mr. General, that you made. We need to get together as white people, I assume, and figure out why we're 00:13:13
so screwed up and. 00:13:18
That is an example of racial stereotyping. And I know that's something the DEI is not interested in. It is a form of racism. And 00:13:24
we say, well, white people are the only people who can be racist. You know, I I really think that racism is an equal opportunity 00:13:30
employer. 00:13:36
Equal opportunity. 00:13:42
Period. So I would like further explanation about that remark regarding a racial group, white people, Thank you. 00:13:44
Thank you. 00:13:53
Seeing no other public comment in person, I'll now open General. 00:14:05
Welcome. Thank you. Thank you. Colleen Ingram, resident. Welcome everybody. It's so good to see you here. I wasn't planning on 00:14:13
making a public comment. 00:14:18
But I was looking at the council agenda for Wednesday and there is a subcommittee being formed between the PTUSD and the council, 00:14:23
the City of Pacific Grove, so that there can be shared information. 00:14:30
That was something. 00:14:39
Was brought up at. 00:14:41
A school board meeting was brought up at another council meeting to from a local leader here. 00:14:44
In Pacific Grove as a good idea and it would be wonderful if the DI would be included in. 00:14:50
That subcommittee formation. 00:14:59
To inform. 00:15:02
Issues. 00:15:04
Belonging. 00:15:05
How it can work to benefit both the city and the school system? So I hope that someone will be. 00:15:07
Representing the dei to give some input there. Thanks. 00:15:16
Thank you. 00:15:22
No further general public comment in person. I will now open it to members of the public present remotely. 00:15:28
Thank you, Chair. No hands raised. 00:15:35
Thank you. I will now close general public. 00:15:38
Item number seven is the consent agenda. 00:15:43
This deals with routine and non controversial matters. One motion is made and one vote is taken on the consent agenda which 00:15:45
applies to each item that is not removed. 00:15:50
Members of the task force, staff and public may remove an item from the consent agenda, and any item removed for discussion will 00:15:55
be moved to the end of the agenda. 00:16:00
Have there been any removal requests? 00:16:05
Clerk DIY. 00:16:08
No chair. 00:16:11
Seeing none, is there a motion to approve the consent agenda? 00:16:14
Is there? 00:16:22
2nd Thank you Secretary DI Coordinator Kendall, will you please take A roll call vote? 00:16:25
Yes, Sir. 00:16:34
Secretary Hoops. 00:16:36
Vice Chair Freiburg. 00:16:38
Member. 00:16:41
Chair, Billy. 00:16:43
Motion carries 40 to approve the consent agenda. 00:16:45
Thank you. The January 8th, 2024 minutes of the DEI Task Force have been approved. 00:16:50
And I should note that our task force typically has five members, but we do have one vacancy, so you see four people on the diets. 00:16:58
Item number 8A On the regular agenda is a Proclamation recognizing Black History Month and a recommendation that this item be 00:17:08
proclaimed at the February 21st, 2024 Council meeting. 00:17:14
I'll provide a brief presentation, then there will be the opportunity for task force questions. 00:17:20
Then we will take public comment. 00:17:26
On this item and then there'll be opportunity for task force discussion and action. 00:17:28
February is typically Black History Month and I do apologize that this wasn't brought forward in January because our 00:17:34
recommendation to the council will come mid month. 00:17:39
And typically when the City Council, when the city recognizes a month of cultural significance, there will be a proclamation that 00:17:45
is on the format of a mayors proclamation. So that is what what you see in the agenda is, a draft proclamation. 00:17:53
And it states. Whereas each year the federal, state and local governments observe Black History Month from February 1st to March 00:18:03
1st, in recognition of the painful history, the injustices, the struggles, the courage, the triumphs. 00:18:10
And the central role in our history of Americans whose ancestors came from the African continent, from Europe and the Americas. 00:18:18
Many as enslaved. 00:18:26
And whereas February 1st to March 1st was chosen to encompass the birthdays of President Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. 00:18:28
Both long aligned and celebrated for their efforts as abolitionists. 00:18:36
And whereas slavery may have been abolished in 1865, but systemic issues continue to make surviving and thriving as black 00:18:40
Americans very difficult. 00:18:45
And whereas Pacific Grove's Original Property deeds contain race based restrictive covenants quote. 00:18:50
The premises herein described shall not be in any manner used or occupied by Asiatics or *******. 00:18:57
Buyers agree not to sell or lease the said property, accepting to persons belonging to the Caucasian race, except that persons of 00:19:03
said races may be employed as household servants. UN quote. 00:19:10
Leading to a segregated community and whereas ruled illegal in 1959. 00:19:17
These deeds still exist. 00:19:23
And whereas despite segregation and discrimination, black Americans, such as those in the 54th Artillery Regiment served to 00:19:25
protect the coastline and residents of Pacific Grove during World War 2. 00:19:31
Black citizens in Pacific Grove established the 1st and oldest black church on the Central Coast in 1909. 00:19:38
Building on vacant land as they could not purchase or rent. 00:19:46
And the N AA CP Monterey County Branch was begun in 1932. 00:19:50
And whereas blacks and African Americans have served and continue. 00:19:56
As public servants, civil rights leaders, educators, business owners. 00:20:01
Artists, activists, writers, nonprofit leaders, healers, creators, colleagues, neighbors, friends, and much more in our community, 00:20:06
state and country. 00:20:11
And their presence and values. You enrich our nation's character, shape our common future, and affirm that the promise of liberty 00:20:17
and justice in America belongs to all. 00:20:22
And whereas the 2024 theme of Black History Month is African Americans and the arts. 00:20:27
And this year, we especially celebrate black and African American cultures. Honor the many and varied ways black and African 00:20:33
Americans contribute to our country's artistic and literary culture and future. 00:20:39
And work towards stronger, more just, inclusive and prosperous society for all. 00:20:45
And whereas the Diversity Equity Inclusion Task Force recommends proclamation of Black History Month each year. 00:20:51
And then this follows up with. 00:20:58
What the mayor would typically say in order to do a proclamation. 00:21:01
So. 00:21:05
Gist of the proclamation, and this was approved at the January meeting as a part of recognizing underrepresented communities that 00:21:08
there should be such proclamation each year. 00:21:14
Are there any questions from the task force? 00:21:20
It is time for public comments. Comments and statements must pertain to this agenda item and should be addressed to the Task 00:21:27
Force, not the audience. Comments will be limited to 3 minutes and will not receive Task Force action. Speakers must adhere to the 00:21:33
time limits, using the time limit lights as a guide. 00:21:39
Public comment is encouraged if not disruptive to. 00:21:45
And as chair, if someone chooses to be disruptive, I will respond in a viewpoint neutral manner according to the rules of order. 00:21:49
I will open public comment on the Black History Month proclamation recommendation to members of the public present remotely. 00:21:57
Chair, I currently do not see any hands. I do see one. Thank you, Sue. Paris, you have the floor. 00:22:07
Welcome. Hi. 00:22:15
I mean, thank you, Thank you. I just want to just thank the members of this task force for bringing forth this proclamation and 00:22:18
appreciate that my city of Pacific Grove. 00:22:25
Is making the statement about Black History Month in this recognition. 00:22:33
Umm, our town is not known for its diversity, or certainly for. 00:22:39
You know, particularly respectful, inclusive treatment. 00:22:45
Of a black African heritage, folks, and I appreciate all the work that you're doing and many other people in town to. 00:22:50
To change that and I appreciate this proclamation, so thank you. 00:22:59
Thank you. 00:23:07
I have no other hands. 00:23:11
Thank you. I'll now close public comment remotely and open it to those in person. 00:23:16
Seeing none, I'll now close public comment on the Black History Month proclamation recommendation and bring it back to the Task 00:23:30
Force for action. 00:23:34
Is there any discussion? 00:23:39
25th 1870 Hiram reveals a Republican from Mississippi became the first African American US. 00:24:28
Thank you. 00:24:40
Thank you, Member. 00:24:42
Are there any other? 00:24:44
Vice chair. 00:24:49
Glad to hear that the. 00:24:53
Rent restrictions of the past are being addressed in this because I think a lot of people that are New Pacific Rd. don't know the 00:24:55
history. 00:25:00
Helped shape. 00:25:06
Diversity or lack? 00:25:09
And so to publicly, you know, acknowledge it, discuss it is. 00:25:11
Thank you. 00:25:20
All right. 00:25:25
It sounds like there. 00:25:27
Senses to move forward. So is there a motion to approve this recommendation? 00:25:29
Is there a? 00:25:40
Thank you. We have a motion and a second. 00:25:45
Secretary Dei Coordinator Kendall, will you please take A roll call vote? 00:25:47
Yes, and. 00:25:53
Just as an informational note to member donate, our mics are. 00:25:55
On when the red light is off. 00:26:02
We're opposite we're yes we're opposite it. It takes a while to get used to. But if I, if I see you, certainly unmute you as well. 00:26:06
Secretary. 00:26:17
Aye member. 00:26:19
Aye, Vice Chair. 00:26:21
And chair. 00:26:24
Aye Motion carries 40. 00:26:26
Thank you. Is there anything we need to do to make to ask that this be put on the council agenda for the 21st? I believe, I think 00:26:30
that it was in the recommended action. 00:26:36
So as long as that we're covered in the motion. 00:26:43
We're OK. Great. 00:26:49
Item number 8B on the regular agenda is the diversity, equity and inclusion task force work plan. Again, I'll provide a brief 00:26:53
presentation, then they'll be task force questions, then public comment on this item, then task force discussion. 00:27:01
And. 00:27:09
Technically not action because this is not an action item, but there will likely be some next steps. 00:27:11
The first task Force recommended that every year, at the start of each task force year, the task force purpose, powers, and duties 00:27:17
and be reviewed and a work plan be developed. 00:27:23
What's the work plan? 00:27:28
Annually, the city boards develop goals and a work plan to accomplish their purpose in an organized and a transparent manner. 00:27:30
Work plans are developed with public and staff input and the work is accomplished in a timely manner by task force appointed 00:27:38
subcommittees. 00:27:42
Do have a brief PowerPoint presentation, Clerk, dei, coordinator, Kendall, may we have the presentation? 00:27:47
Thank you. 00:27:58
And we are going to review the task force. 00:28:00
Next slide please. 00:28:04
So the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force purpose. 00:28:09
I think it's always useful for us to look at that as we begin our work this year and this is a purpose that is in our charter of 00:28:14
the task force by the City Council. 00:28:18
First of all, we examine city policies, programs and practices. 00:28:24
Through a community lens to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, racial justice and healing. And I think the words to promote are 00:28:28
interesting because they're very active. It's not just that we support it, but we're actually supposed to promote it. 00:28:36
Secondarily, we also promote the participation of underrepresented communities, and there are some examples given. People of 00:28:44
color, LBGTQ plus people, people with disabilities, immigrants. 00:28:52
Other types. 00:29:00
We also monitor change that occurs to diversity, equity, inclusion and racial justice within the city. 00:29:02
And as you can see, we have a pretty straightforward role. It has to do with diversity, equity, inclusion, racial justice and 00:29:09
healing within the city. We promote it. We examine city policies, programs and practices, and we monitor change. 00:29:18
Finally, our role is to provide feedback, guidance, strategies and recommendations to increase community engagement. 00:29:28
Not generally, but by underrepresented groups. 00:29:38
So that is our purpose, as given to us by the Council in. 00:29:41
Next slide please. 00:29:45
One back, please, before we jump into the big one. Thank you. Thank you. 00:29:51
So secondarily, that's our purpose. But then what do we do with that purpose? What are the powers and duties that we are charged 00:29:57
with by the City Council? And it's really pretty narrow. We act in an advisory capacity to the council and to the city manager. 00:30:04
So the elected officials and the appointed. 00:30:12
Again on a very straightforward on the topics of diversity, equity, inclusion and racial justice as related to the City of Pacific 00:30:16
Grove. 00:30:21
So that is our primary. 00:30:27
Power and. 00:30:29
Another power and duty is to recommend to the council adoption of such laws, rules, regulations, programs and practices, but again 00:30:30
not general ones, those on the topics of diversity, equity, inclusion, racial justice and healing that relate to the City of 00:30:36
Pacific Growth. 00:30:42
So that's a purpose and that's our powers and duties. So now how are we going to accomplish that? 00:30:49
Well, let's take a look Next slide please at the previous work plan, the 2022-2023 task force work plan. 00:30:57
So these are all items that were developed by the task force were worked on. 00:31:06
And then either were completed or not completed and so you'll see in this matrix. 00:31:14
The date that the item was approved by the. 00:31:21
Then was a subcommittee was tasked to work on these items. So who were the members who were on the subcommittee over the lead and 00:31:26
then the status of that item? 00:31:31
And so from that time and so I want to the ones that are highlighted in yellow are actually items that were carried over. 00:31:36
And will be carried over because they're not comple. 00:31:45
When you see the next version of this work plan, but DI Consultant subcommittee was appointed. 00:31:49
Agreements for working together as a subcommittee were. 00:31:56
We developed and adopted the 2022-2023 work plan. 00:32:00
Diversity and equity value statements were tasked to us by the City Council. We were to draft them. That was not completed, but we 00:32:06
at our last meeting actually did form a subcommittee to work on those. 00:32:12
Recommending the DI web page resources was approved and completed, although we are going to have the draft web page be brought 00:32:19
back and have a process discussion, so that's where we are without right now. 00:32:26
Identifying underrepresented groups and communities in the City of Pacific Grove was completed, and at the last meeting we 00:32:34
discussed adding youth. 00:32:38
And economically disadvantaged people. 00:32:43
To the ET. 00:32:45
That was a little. 00:32:47
Because our job is to monitor change, we decided it would be important to identify metrics. Meaning how do we measure change and 00:32:50
then use those to monitor change that occurs to diversity, equity, inclusion, and racial justice within the City of Pacific 00:32:55
Growth. It sounds like a pretty. 00:33:01
Pretty large item to do and we will need a subcommittee. No subcommittee was ever formed for that. 00:33:08
And then we were in the process of recommending that the city create an annual cultural calendar listing federal, state and local 00:33:14
celebrations of cultural significance reflective of Pacific Groves diverse community. A draft calendar was reviewed, but it was 00:33:21
never brought back. So that's also an incomplete item for our task force. 00:33:27
In addition, there were some items from the very first task force that had been taken to a certain point but not taken any 00:33:34
further, and so these were considered to be passed actions that could perhaps need to be completed. 00:33:41
And one was that the City Council ratify into municipal code an anti discrimination policy based on federal. 00:33:48
The second was because at that time the ending of the Feast of Lanterns was a great concern to members of the community. It was a 00:33:58
recommendation that the city promote community healing around the Feast of Lanterns with community partner support. 00:34:06
And then recommending that the city annually recognize Hispanic heritage month September 15th to October 15th and that was 00:34:15
actually completed and I'm sorry the nine is just dangling there, but that was actually completed that the city did receive that 00:34:22
and as Hispanic Heritage Month was recognized last September 15th to October 15th. 00:34:29
And along with that, there was the idea of having some sort of a celebration around that time. And the recommendation was that the 00:34:37
city engage in outreach efforts, using a survey to solicit feedback, especially from Hispanic community members, on the name and 00:34:42
title for celebration. 00:34:47
And finally was to recommend to the City Council moving forward with and I believe it was an inclusive crosswalk. 00:34:53
That was to have various symbols and symbolism at a point in the city, and again, I'm not quite sure where that is now. So these 00:35:00
were all past actions that have not been completed. 00:35:06
Except for the one. 00:35:13
Next slide. 00:35:15
So how does a work plan get worked on and in compliance with the Brown Act? And so a subcommittee of two members, which is less 00:35:18
than a quorum of the task force or else a lead task force member, is appointed. 00:35:25
And the task force actually votes to appoint them and then the subcommittee or the lead research, and then they draft 00:35:31
recommendations which they bring back to the task force. The public is allowed to hear and comment on, and then the 00:35:38
recommendations are acted upon or not. Or else if the work is taking the subcommittee longer than they give regular updates. And 00:35:44
again, that gives you all public an opportunity to hear about it. 00:35:51
So then public comment is received upon the recommendation of the update. 00:35:58
And then the task force either approves, adopts or revises the recommendation or receives the update. 00:36:03
And then finally with the recommendation, if the recommendation is taken farther then that advice that is then allows us and our 00:36:09
powers and duties to either advise the city manager or provide recommendations to the City Council. 00:36:15
Next one, thank you. So this is now what a 20232025 task force work plan could look like. So what I've done is taken out the 00:36:24
completed items. 00:36:30
And then let the ones that are still to be completed, that's the first three drafting the diversity and equity value statements. 00:36:36
Again, we do have a subcommittee. 00:36:40
Secondarily, the going back to the annual cultural calendar, we would need a subcommittee to be appointed for that and then the 00:36:45
third would be to identify the metrics and monitor change. We would need a subcommittee for that as well. And then the DEI web 00:36:52
page process and review, it's been taken to a certain point but we may need a subcommittee to then. 00:37:00
Take a look at proposing a process so that there will be able to be items added to the web page and the community can also provide 00:37:07
input. So those are three items that are potentially. 00:37:13
To be continued and would need subcommittees, and then again, of course, we would need to actually develop and adopt our 2024-2025 00:37:20
work plan. 00:37:25
And typically what would happen? 00:37:30
After this item, after we hear public comment, have any questions we could discuss among ourselves? 00:37:34
Come up with some potential items and then bring this work plan back at a future meeting to be approved and then we would carry on 00:37:40
with it. So this is also the opportunity for us to think of other tasks within our purpose, powers and duties that could 00:37:46
potentially be on a work plan. You don't want to overload yourself too much with work, particularly because we're a former member 00:37:52
task force and subcommittees of. 00:37:58
You're going to be on several subcommittees probably, but anyway, it's an opportunity to really think about that, hear from the 00:38:05
public and then discuss amongst ourselves as well and then the four that really are the past actions to complete. We can also 00:38:12
decide if we would like to either take these up again in our work plan or perhaps get a status report from staff about, you know, 00:38:20
what's happening, but again, the anti discrimination policy, the community healing around the Feast of Lanterns outreach efforts. 00:38:28
For this from the Hispanic community and others about his celebration and then the inclusive crosswalk to welcome to your city. 00:38:36
I hope that's clear. Matrixes can be a little confusing to work around, but. 00:38:46
Tried to gather and organize the. 00:38:51
OK. Next slide please. 00:38:54
OK. So I will note that we have received some past comments as far as items that the task force could be working on. One was the 00:38:57
idea of doing some sort of work with the school district as they work on their cultural competencies. 00:39:05
Another was a question about, well, why can't the task force hold a town hall? Or perhaps? 00:39:15
Have do a survey so that can find out from the community what issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, racial justice and healing. 00:39:21
The communities particularly interested in finding out about how do we get, how do we get that information. We also approved two 00:39:28
other groups to add to our groups that we are looking at in terms of diversity and one is youth and one is economically 00:39:35
disadvantaged people. So are there anything, is there anything around. 00:39:43
Those topics that we might want to try. 00:39:51
Looking at putting into a work plan, we get going with that. So there's a lot of possibilities right now. There's also limited 00:39:53
number of people and limited amount of time. We're all very busy volunteers. So anyway, just wanted to put that out there. 00:40:00
And so, from those past comments, task force convene a town hall community survey. Is there a way we can highlight community 00:40:09
diversity? Is there a way we can promote community healing? Is there a way that we could perhaps help moving forward a 00:40:14
recommendation on a youth Advisory Board? 00:40:20
Next slide please. 00:40:27
That's the end of our work plan review. So first, there'll be an opportunity for the task force to ask any questions, not 00:40:30
discussion, but questions, and then we'll go out for public comment. And then there'll be the opportunity for task force 00:40:36
discussion and sort of deciding how we would like to move forward. 00:40:41
Thank you. 00:40:46
Are there any questions from the task force? 00:40:51
I just had one about the Advisory Board and you had mentioned. 00:40:56
It had been mentioned that the city. 00:41:02
Was going to be working with the Pacific Grove Unified School District. 00:41:06
And I'm. 00:41:11
That would have any connection with. 00:41:13
Setting up a like a youth Advisory Board. 00:41:16
I think it could potentially do so. I think we'll know more after the council meeting where they have that item on their 00:41:19
discussion, but I think that's a good question. 00:41:23
Yes, vice chair. 00:41:30
About the energy. 00:41:33
That's last year and the the big. 00:41:37
Again, more profits, more discussion. 00:41:42
And people still work. 00:41:46
Clarity as. 00:41:50
It's changed. So I'm wondering, is this something that the task force thinks is worth picking up again addressing? Looking for 00:41:53
some avenues to. 00:41:59
To put closure on that or or or to have some dialogue around. 00:42:06
The Feast of Lantern. 00:42:12
I think that would be a good topic for our discussion after public comment, OK. 00:42:14
Any other questions? 00:42:21
For the incomplete items that came from the past work plans do we have, I guess I'm wondering. 00:42:25
Kind of. What do we have in order to carry? 00:42:33
Forward and do or do we have a clear idea of what we have in place to carry forward so that we can easily kind of create 00:42:36
subcommittees to wrap some of? 00:42:41
Those items up. 00:42:46
I. 00:42:50
Kind of the ones on the top stand, but just kind of trying to get caught up on that since I wasn't here yet. That's that's a good 00:42:51
question. I think that'll be a good one for discussion too. 00:42:56
Capture. 00:43:05
Thanks. So now we've had our questions and now it's time for public comments. Comments and statements must pertain to this agenda 00:43:11
item addressed to the Task Force and not the audience. Comments will be limited to 3 minutes and will not receive Task Force 00:43:17
action. 00:43:23
And public comment is encouraged, if not disruptive to the meeting as chair. If someone chooses to be disruptive, I will respond 00:43:29
in a viewpoint neutral manner according to the rules of order. I will open public comment on the DEI task force work plan to those 00:43:35
in person. 00:43:40
1st. 00:43:46
Welcome. 00:43:57
Good evening and. 00:44:02
Listening to the presentation, there were a couple things came to mind. One was. 00:44:06
The sort of advise and consent role of the task force. I'm kind of curious as to what measures the task force can take if people 00:44:12
don't ask for the advice. 00:44:17
There seems to have been a number of different things that have been happening at the the council level and others where. 00:44:23
The sort of insight of the DI task force could have been put to good use, but it was not. 00:44:29
2nd is I was just refreshing my memory of the DI Task force ordinance. 00:44:36
Given the sort of limited number of hours in the day, the number of people in the task force, I'm wondering if there I did not see 00:44:42
anything that would preclude the task force from liaising with with groups out in the community and sort of deputizing them and 00:44:49
sort of thinking about from the standpoint of of promoting the the. 00:44:56
Participation of underrepresented. 00:45:04
Whether that that would be an Ave. so it doesn't all fall on all of your shoulders. 00:45:08
Thank you. 00:45:13
Thank you. 00:45:15
Welcome. 00:45:25
Beth Walker. 00:45:27
Welcome to the task force. 00:45:28
And congratulations to all of you. 00:45:32
I would like to see some sort of. 00:45:35
Action and or closure? 00:45:38
On the recommendation for the consultant, I think it was brought to City Council and never really discussed. 00:45:42
So if we could. 00:45:52
At least get that in front of City Council to discuss it and make a decision so it's not just kind of sitting out there. And then 00:45:54
the other thing was the language updates to all of. 00:46:00
To. 00:46:08
You know more the state of California and federal language in all of the things for City Council and for I know that that was I 00:46:10
think done in the first. 00:46:16
Term as well, and recommendations were also made to City Council, where none of those recommendations were adopted. 00:46:22
I don't know if it was discussed or if it was just. 00:46:30
Not brought up. You know they I know they don't like controversy. So it's. 00:46:33
The DEI as well as the Climate Action Subcom. 00:47:44
If both of these subcommittees, let's just talk about the DEI to be handled in such a way. 00:47:48
That the Coastal Wildlife Protection Advisory Committee was handled, which was a city manager. 00:47:56
Special City Manager Committ. 00:48:04
They were given more freedom and including. 00:48:08
Citizens from the community that could have input so they could get a lot of work done quickly. 00:48:12
And have. 00:48:19
Multiple groups working on different things. 00:48:22
A lot of these goals and items. 00:48:25
Just be worked on. 00:48:28
Because we. 00:48:31
We have to make progress in. 00:48:32
Dei issues and economic issues that aren't getting. 00:48:35
Small groups that meet quarterly, so I'm hoping that maybe that could be presented to council as an option. 00:48:40
For you, being that you're only four people right now and you've got a lot. 00:48:49
So thank you so much. 00:48:53
Thank you. 00:48:55
Seeing no other public comment in person, we'll now move to remote public comment. 00:49:03
Thank you, Chair Fred. Jealous you have the floor. 00:49:09
Welcome. 00:49:13
And I appreciate the efforts with the mics. 00:49:19
It's it's really frustrating when they're not working. 00:49:22
Because I want to hear what you're saying. 00:49:25
I really appreciate what you're doing and I appreciate the amount of work you have on your work plan already. 00:49:29
But something I've come to be convinced of over the years is that. 00:49:37
In order for the. 00:49:42
Us to get into. 00:49:45
Flow of the beloved community that we envision. 00:49:47
A lot of. 00:49:51
Heritage. European. American Heritage folks. 00:49:53
Really need a. 00:49:58
Getting unstuck around thinking of themselves as white. 00:50:00
And it it is an important part of. 00:50:06
I think. 00:50:11
Building for. 00:50:13
Across the broad spectrum. 00:50:15
Is to. 00:50:17
Provide resources. 00:50:20
For. 00:50:22
Have lost touch. 00:50:25
Their heritage? 00:50:27
And just think of themselves in racist terms. 00:50:30
To reclaim their. 00:50:34
Identity. 00:50:37
And I just wanted to mention. 00:50:39
I know it's too much to put on your. 00:50:42
But I'm probably going to. 00:50:45
Working on it anyway and if I get any great ideas. 00:50:48
I will share them with you. And again thanks a lot. 00:50:51
Thank you. 00:50:57
Amber Lawrence. 00:50:59
Welcome. 00:51:01
Thank you. I'm going to really echo his first comment. I have had so much trouble as a Zoom person here. 00:51:03
Hearing the comments, if Commissioner Freiburger could move her mic closer to her mouth because they are unidirectional and thank 00:51:12
you for now turning your mics on but. 00:51:19
The whole thing stopped and I've heard, not heard, half the comments, which has been very disconcerting because I did want to hear 00:51:25
you. 00:51:30
And. 00:51:35
Yes, just continue your work, but please let's get the technology worked out a little bit so that we can be included. 00:51:39
Also thank you SO. 00:51:47
Thank you. 00:51:52
No further hands. 00:51:56
Thank you. I'll close public comment and bring the desk dei task force work plan back to the task force for discussion. 00:51:58
And I. 00:52:12
CLERK DI coordinator Kendall, If we could maybe have the second work plan put up on the screen again, I might be helpful to sort 00:52:15
of look at the format. 00:52:20
Great. Thank you. 00:52:35
And to sort of get caught up with what what still needs to be done. 00:53:24
Was that, was that? 00:53:29
No, yeah. 00:53:32
Yeah. And so I think. 00:53:35
The first one, a youth Advisory Board, I think that would be sort of. 00:53:37
Let me step back for a second. What I'd like to recommend is maybe we look at the ones that are highlighted here 1st to see if we 00:53:43
would like to continue working on those. Think about establishing subcommittees, then take a look at what that work that is so 00:53:49
far, and then see how we'd feel about taking on more work, in which directions. 00:53:55
The community healing one is an interesting one because as a task force. 00:54:03
We as we are there to advise the city manager, we're there to make recommendations to the City Council. 00:54:09
How we facilitate community healing, which healing is a part of our purpose, but how? How we we are in a brown act. 00:54:16
Described situation and I think perhaps might not be the best way of facilitating community healing where there's not the 00:54:26
opportunity for a dialogue back and forth. 00:54:31
But if they're if we feel that there is still a need for that and you'll see what the last item was, was recommend the city 00:54:37
promote community healing around the Feast of Lanterns with community partner support. And what I remember from our discussions is 00:54:44
feeling that we as task as appointed task force members didn't necessarily have the toolkits. 00:54:51
To do that. But there might be some community organizations who did and what would it mean to work with them? 00:54:58
What would that look like? And it was, I think that was sort of left. 00:55:06
That way. 00:55:09
So that's one of the past. 00:55:11
And then as far as the other past items to. 00:55:14
Anything that said recommend on it is something that really probably was not done in that a formal recommendation from the task 00:55:19
force was brought forward to the City Council. 00:55:24
Typically through the city manager or through the task force, but I think it would be good to go back and check the minutes from 00:55:31
those meetings just to to make sure that that's where that was left. 00:55:35
And then I think the last one, the moving forward with the inclusive crosswalk to welcome diversity, that might be something we 00:55:41
might want to ask. 00:55:45
Our clerk dei coordinator Kendall to check into because I believe there was a Traffic Safety committee that was perhaps a part of 00:55:51
it too. Thank you chair. I'm not aware of a Traffic Safety committee. 00:55:57
I believe it was part of the CIP if I'm remembering correctly, but yeah, I could definitely get a status. 00:56:06
Check on that and see where that's at and report back to you. That would be great. Yeah, So, so for that 4th, 1:00 then we'll have 00:56:14
our staff liaison check and come back with a report on this and I ask you what, what specifically the inclusive cross. 00:56:21
Is I mean. 00:56:30
What we were shown were different examples of an actual painted crosswalk on a street that incorporated the pride flag 00:56:33
incorporated some. 00:56:38
Some colors that represented embracing people of color as well. It was a visual graphic depiction of inclusivity made into a 00:56:44
crosswalk area, and I believe it was even discussed. 00:56:51
To be near the. 00:56:59
The museum, sort of. 00:57:01
That the four corners. 00:57:03
Yeah. And again, I think there were some pretty good. 00:57:06
Agenda reports that sort of discuss this, so I think be good to take take a look at that as well. 00:57:11
Yep. 00:57:16
Yeah. 00:57:20
Who would like to dive? 00:57:28
Are we diving in on subcommittees or diving? 00:57:33
Kind of talking. 00:57:37
Some of the things that have come up well, if we could just start with if the three highlighted ones make sense to continue. 00:57:40
Continue working on and we know we have a subcommittee already for the diversity and equity value statements and that is just as a 00:57:48
reminder, the City Council adopted an inclusivity value statement. It's a value of the city, but there were not diversity or 00:57:56
equity ones. And when we brought that to the Council's attention it the task force was actually tasked with drafting those. 00:58:04
For the city. So that's where that is. 00:58:12
And so we do have a subcommittee and so we can look forward to either updates or recommendations from the subcommittee with the 00:58:15
actual statements, value statements brought to us. 00:58:20
So that one is a.