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Now we're discussing Boulder's anti-racism resolution.
This is a very long resolution.
Young summarizing some of the city's race and equity work. Boulder contracted with GARE (Governnment Alliance on Race and Equity) in 2018 after losing their first (and only) diversity officer. Her departure is still unexplained: dailycamera.com/2018/07/29/aft…
But sources in the know said she was not supported in her work by senior city leadership.
Weaver suggests adding a public hearing, I think Dec. 13 was referenced...? But I could be mistaken.
Brockett: Getting public feedback before we adopt this.
Dec. 17 was the suggestion, actually
Friend suggested a special meeting on Dec. 19.
Yates not a fan. "I'm not the only one," he says.
Weaver asks about pushing building code updates from Dec. 17 meeting. That would have been the tiny homes issue, so...

But Brautigam says it can be switched with the GARE meeting scheduled for late January.
Yates: I do worry that we attract the attention of ppl who usually get overlooked. I don't have any ideas, I'm just concerned. "I'm worried about ppl who aren't always here on a Tuesday night."
Brautigam: Sarah Huntley, our engagement manager, is working on this. We'll use whatever resources she has.
Friend: I want to push for whatever training we commit to to be mandatory for council and if not, that we make public whether or not we participate.
Also from Friend: I personally am committed to putting the racial equity lens on every decision. I want to commit that it can't be lip service. It will mean that outcomes will not preserve the status quo, but have real results on racial and equity issues.
Friend: I'm not saying the attitude of preserving Boulder the way it was when you moved here is racist; it does have racial outcomes. This is going to be a difficult ask of residents.
Weaver: I think the resolution acknowledged that community values will bump up against one another and it will be difficult. That addresses what you're talking about.
Joseph asking how the resolution will be "memorialized" once passed: Will it be posted in city buildings? Just online?
Great q, Weaver says. Typically it would just go onto our books and anyone can go find it. But that's a great point of having it all around the city to remind us of our commitments.
That's all for this discussion. I'll write something up with this and the open comment and include the full resolution language; look for that later this week or weekend.

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