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File #: 190098    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/18/2019 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 7/30/2019
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution committing the City of Milwaukee to take actions toward achieving racial equity and transforming the systems and institutions of racism that impact the health and well-being of the community.
Sponsors: COMMON COUNCIL
Attachments: 1. Proposed Substitute A, 2. Letter from the Commissioner of Health re 190098.pdf, 3. Letter of Support from the Milwaukee Area Labor Council, 4. Statement of Paul Mozina
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
8/8/20192 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
7/30/20192 COMMON COUNCIL SUBSTITUTED

Minutes note: Ald. Coggs moved to replace Substitute B with the proposed substitute, and further move for adoption of the file as substituted. This motion amends Common Council Resolution File No. 190098 to add language to address housing inequality in metro Milwaukee. Ald. Murphy moved entire council sponsors this file. There were no objections.
Pass13:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/30/20192 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass13:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
7/25/20191 STEERING & RULES COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTED

Minutes note: Individuals present: Chez Ordonez - Acting Chair of the Equal Rights Commission Tony Snell - member of the Equal Rights Commission Sharon Robinson - Dept. of Administration Director Jennifer Kowalik - Commissioner of Health Ald. Jose Perez Bernadette Karanja - Workforce Development Coordinator- City Clerk's Office Proposed Substitute B accepted.
Pass8:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/25/20191 STEERING & RULES COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: May be adding more "Whereas" clauses between now and Council and amend at Council at the request of Sharon Robinson.
Pass8:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
6/27/20190 STEERING & RULES COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: Held at the request of the sponsor for one cycle in order to meet with departments more.
Pass6:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
6/18/20190 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
5/16/20190 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: Held at the request of the sponsor.
Pass4:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
4/16/20190 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
190098
Version
SUBSTITUTE 2
Reference

Sponsor
COMMON COUNCIL
Title
Substitute resolution committing the City of Milwaukee to take actions toward achieving racial equity and transforming the systems and institutions of racism that impact the health and well-being of the community.
Analysis
This resolution commits the City, in collaboration with its departments and the Equal Rights Commission, consistent with its authority as defined in Chapter 109 of the Milwaukee Code, to take actions toward achieving racial equity, including, but not limited to, implementing strategic practices in the following areas:

1. Organizational infrastructure.
2. Organizational and workforce capacity.
3. Internal practices and processes.
4. Policy and legislative change.
5. Community alliance building.

Body
Whereas, Milwaukee is considered one of the most racially-segregated cities in the United States; and

Whereas, Communities of color are disproportionately impacted by social determinants of health, such as increased exposure to lead, poor air quality, lack of safe places to walk, bike, or run, and inadequate health education; and

Whereas, The racial segregation in Milwaukee results in wide health outcome disparities among its different racial populations; and

Whereas, Racism is a social system with multiple dimensions, including individual racism, which is internalized or interpersonal, and systematic racism, which is institutional or structural and is a system of structuring opportunity and assigning value based on the social interpretation of how one looks; and

Whereas, Systematic racism unfairly disadvantages some individuals and communities, unfairly advantages other individuals and communities, and depletes the strength of the whole society through the waste of human resources; and

Whereas, Racism causes persistent racial discrimination in housing, education, employment, transportation, and criminal justice, and an emerging body of research demonstrate...

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