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Racial Justice and Equity Initiatives

As part of its adoption of the Fiscal Year 2021 budget, City Council directed Staff to undertake the following work efforts:

  1. Conduct a Resource Allocation Study of the Police Department to identify activities that could be shifted from the Police Department to other entities, including the potential creation of additional positions within the City organization related to mental health, social, and homeless services, and/or code enforcement;
  2. Develop a path to develop a Black African American Cultural Resource Center;
  3. Evaluate the current process for permitting special events and identify ways to streamline and provide certainty to applicants;
  4. Develop a Co-Response Agreement between the County of Santa Barbara and the City Police Department; and,
  5. Evaluate the feasibility of moving Parking Enforcement from the Police Department to the Downtown Parking Division of the Public Works Department.

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Last Updated: Sep 16, 2020
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