Temecula City Council gives go-ahead on potential diversity commission, other steps to address race, equity

Valley News/Shane Gibson
The Temecula City Council last week gave approval to city staff to move forward with multiple proposals relating to discussions around race and equity that have erupted in the nearly two months since the death of George Floyd. Some of the proposals include creating a new city commission on diversity, starting regular dialogue between the city manager’s office and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department on community policing and other topics in the city of Temecula, and adding an “equity value” to the existing six values in the city’s Quality of Life Master Plan. “This item tonight is a result of the city council’s discussion and request that took place at the city council meeting on June 9,” Temecula City Manager Aaron Adams said at the July 14 council meeting. “S
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