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Equity Office proposed

Monday, August 24, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

According to the City Council Message Board, Mayor Steve Adler is moving forward with plans to establish an Office of Equity. He wrote, “While Austin prides itself on being a wonderful place to live, due to a number of inequities it can be a difficult place for people of color. There would be considerable benefit in having someone focused and dedicated to improving Equity in our city and our government. Not only would (they) convey a city value, it would mean that equity would have an advocate whose job would be that focus on equity, and that people in the community would have a clearly identified person to contact with equity issues.” The office, which is still in the initial stages, quickly received online support from Council Members Ora Houston and Leslie Pool.

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