Temecula City Council appoints 7 members for new diversity commission

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Temecula City Council members discuss appointments to the new Racism, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Commission, Nov. 18. The council also made appointments to the four existing city boards and commissions. Valley News/City of Temecula photo
The Temecula City Council selected seven city residents to serve on its new Racism, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Commission. “There are 70-some odd applications that we’re looking through today and only a handful of seats, so it’s not gonna be an easy job in front of us,” councilmember Matt Rahn said at the start of prospective commissioners’ presentations. “But this is a momentous occasion I think for the city, and I just wanted to sort of mark that here and remember how important today is going to be for a shift in our culture here.” After listening to presentations from dozens of applicants, the Temecula City Council voted Wednesday, Nov. 18, to seat Tiffany Baker, Eric Faulkner, Ivy Harris, Imelda Huerta, Crystal Pastorian, Jackie Steed and Denyse Wilson on the c
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