Temecula City Council approves resolution denouncing racism, continues exploring diversity commission

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Temecula city clerk Randi Johl lays out the city’s plans for a potential diversity commission at the Temecula City Council’s Aug. 11 meeting, held on Zoom. Valley News/Courtesy photo
The Temecula City Council at its Aug. 11 meeting took two steps toward addressing issues of diversity and equity by denouncing racism and continuing to work toward establishing a diversity commission. The city council first unanimously approved a resolution “supporting the fair and equal treatment of all human beings, denouncing racism in all its forms and declaring its commitment to the advancement of equity, diversity and inclusion.” The resolution references “the unarmed deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Stephon Clark, Philando Castile, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and many more,” as well as the protests and community dialogues sparked by each of those cases. Councilmember Mike Naggar said he was initially apprehensive abou
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