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Task Force Update

Task Force Update

At the most recent meeting of the Task Force (March 26th at 10 am), members were encouraged to participate in the upcoming press conference.

Finance, Banking & Business Subcommittee Update

Finance, Banking & Business Subcommittee Update

On Wednesday, March 10th, the Finance, Banking & Business subcommittee met and discussed more details about the survey they plan to send out to the public. This discussion included question structure, the number of questions, and key stakeholders/ organizations to send the survey to.

Criminal Justice Subcommittee Update

Criminal Justice Subcommittee Update

On Wednesday, March 10th, the Criminal Justice subcommittee met to discuss how the West Palm Beach Police Department compares with other Palm Beach police departments in terms of hiring considerations, hiring efforts, officer demographics, and officer compensation...

Health Subcommittee Update

Health Subcommittee Update

On Tuesday, March 9th, the Health subcommittee met and discussed more details about the survey they plan to send out to the public. This discussion included question topics, the number of questions, and key stakeholders/ organizations to send the survey to.

Task Force Update

Task Force Update

The Task Force recently met on February 25, 2021, at 6 pm. At the meeting, subcommittee chairs shared the progress of their respective subcommittees in exploring the priorities identified during the December Action Summit.

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: The Task Force submits its final recommendations to the Mayor.
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