Race & Equity
The City of Palo Alto is committed to creating a respectful, fair, and professional workplace and city. We will identify prejudices, eliminate inequities, welcome many perspectives, and use a collaborative approach to create an environment that works for everyone. The City's commitment to achieve equity in Palo Alto is the shared responsibility of our residents, organizations, governments, and other institutions.
The City of Palo Alto adopted the Race & Equity mission statement on November 16, 2020 as part of its discussion of the City’s ongoing Race and Equity efforts. On that same evening, the City Council voted on 16 other motions to advance work on this issue spanning a range of topics from use of police data to a community summit on gender equity issues. Notably, this work will be continued through the Policy and Services Committee on an ongoing basis.
To share input or feedback on this process, connect with us on social media or email us at RaceandEquity@cityofpaloalto.org.