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File #: 2019-1669    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 5/13/2019 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 5/14/2019 Final action: 5/28/2019
Enactment date: 5/28/2019 Enactment #: 340
Effective date: 5/30/2019    
Title: Resolution establishing the City of Pittsburgh Equity and Inclusion Implementation Team ("EIIT").
Sponsors: Reverend Ricky V. Burgess, R. Daniel Lavelle, Bruce A. Kraus, Darlene M. Harris, Corey O'Connor, Anthony Coghill
Indexes: MISCELLANEOUS
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Resolution establishing the City of Pittsburgh Equity and Inclusion Implementation Team ("EIIT").
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Whereas, the federal Civil Rights Act(s) of 1964, 1965 and 1968 banned discrimination because of a person's color, race, national origin, gender or religion; and,
Whereas, Article III, ? 26 of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prohibits the Commonwealth or any of its' subdivisions from denying to any person "the enjoyment of any civil right"; and,
Whereas, in Pittsburgh, concentrated poverty remains a serious challenge to the ability of poor families and children to access opportunities and move up the economic ladder; and,
Whereas, here in Pittsburgh, a pervasive sense exists that are "two Pittsburghs": one which grows more prosperous with each passing day and the other, cut off from opportunity by poverty, structural racism and discrimination; and,
Whereas, data recently released by the National Equity Atlas show that this inequality comes at a great cost to the city and the region: Pittsburgh's economic output would be nearly $5 billion dollars higher every year without the clear racial inequities in income; and,
Whereas, urgent action is needed is needed to steer growth and change in a new direction; and,
Whereas, Pittsburgh's racial, economic and geographic inequities are no mere moral challenge, but an existential threat to the City's long-term resilience and prosperity; and,
Whereas, All-In Cities, a program created in conjunction with PolicyLink, works to dismantle persistent racial barriers and invest in people of color who are the emerging majority in America, is the only just course of action for all of the City's residents; and,
Whereas, the time is long overdue for the City to enact, implement and enforce policies and practices to build a City for All.
Whereas, the City is committed to implement the recommendations of the Pittsburgh Black Elected Officials Coalition (PBEOC) facilitated the Pittsburgh Peace and Justice I...

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