First Temecula REDI commission meeting set

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The city of Temecula will hold the first meeting of its new Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Commission Thursday, Jan. 14. Valley News/Courtesy photo
The city of Temecula will hold the first meeting of its new Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Commission Thursday, Jan. 14, after press time. The Temecula City Council established the commission in August 2020 after a summer of protests over the death of George Floyd, a Black man killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and after the resignation of former Mayor James Stewart over an email that many described as racist, though Stewart denied any racial intent and has since returned to the council. Called the REDI Commission for short, the new body will have no legislative authority but will serve to advise the city council. The Temecula City Council selected seven city residents in December to serve on the new commission, more than the usual five members selected t
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