Temecula City Council hears update from REDI Commission

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Temecula Resident Dave Barrett addresses Temecula City Council during the July 13 meeting regarding his beliefs on the city’s REDI Commission as city council members look on. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Temecula City Council heard an update from its Racial, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Commission but many residents on hand for the July 13 meeting expressed displeasure about the commission, formed by the council July 14, 2020. During the more than five hours-long meeting, a slew of public speakers called for dissolution of the commission, many saying it would further divide the community, rather than bring it together before being chastised by Mayor Maryann Edwards and Mayor Pro Tem Matt Rahn. Before the REDI Commission report, given by City Clerk Randi Johl, council attempted to address some of the concerns brought up by residents regarding transparency and communication following a presentation on the city’s 2021 Community Opinion Survey Report, which showed that the overwhelm
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