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Task Force Announcement

Task Force Announcement

On Tuesday, October 12, Mayor Keith James and the City Commission will be holding a Work Session to discuss the Task Force recommendations prioritization starting at 10:00 a.m.

Task Force Update

Task Force Update

On Friday, September 24th, the Task Force met and formally voted on which Subcommittee recommendations will move forward to the Mayor for his consideration. The Task Force approved all of the recommendations set forth by the subcommittees. 

Project Timeline

See our Calendar of Meetings and Events!

  • July 9, 2020: Task Force is created by Executive Order 2020-13.
  • Oct. 16, 2020: Initial meeting of the Task Force. (A total of 4 monthly Task Force meetings has taken place from Oct. 2020 – Jan. 2021.)
  • Nov. 16 – 19, 2020: Initial Subcommittee meetings take place (3 monthly meetings of each subcommittee (Nov – Jan) (Except Real Estate & Housing which meets 1/27)
  • Nov. 19, 2020: The Task Force launches an educational website about the Task Force and its core issue areas regarding racial/ethnic equity: criminal justice; education and workforce development; finance, banking and industry; health; and housing and real estate.
  • Dec. 5, 2020: Racial & Ethnic Equality Action Summit.
  • Jan. 25, 2021: First Task Force report to City Commission.
  • Feb. 2021: The Task Force submits its 2nd progress report to the Mayor. The Task Force completes a draft report with recommendations.
  • March 2020: The Task Force submits its 3rd progress report to the Mayor.
  • May 2020: The Task Force submits its 4th progress report to the Mayor.
  • June 12, 2021: Proposed second Action Summit date
  • June – August 2021: Subcommittees begin drafting policy ideas they would like to present to the Task Force
  • August 2021: The Task Force reviews the draft policy ideas submitted by each subcommittee
  • September 2021: Task Force members vote on final draft policy ideas to submit to the Mayor for review
  • October 2021: Task Force co-chairs present the final recommended policy ideas to the City Commission
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