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Agenda Item - 2020-11-17 - Number 7. - T. Gluckman Comment Simpson, Anne-Marie From: Trina G <imtrina@icloud.com> Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:25 AM To: CityRecorder Subject: comment for city council meeting Nov 17th 2020 Categories: Testimony Please read my comment during the meeting and into the record. Thanks are due to the city council and the DEI Task Force for attention for their important work. Give some thought to these definitions of equity. -Procedural equity: inclusive, accessible, authentic engagement and representation in the process to develop or implement programs or policies. -Distributional Equity: programs and policies that result in fair distribution of benefits and burdens across all segments of a community. -Structural Equity: decision-making and accountability with recognition of historical, cultural and institutional dynamics and structures that have routinely advantaged privileged groups in society and resulted in chronic, cumulative disadvantage for subordinated groups. The work of the city on this journey toward equity and justice should be an ongoing, transparent process that influences our decisions and actions, our communications and structures and our interactions with the community. Our community is not just the people who live here. Consider our community also the people who work here, who visit here, who volunteer here. Consider our community also the people who play and eat and shop here; consider our community our students and our children and our elderly. Our goal should be for Lake Oswego to be an example for the rest of the country. To uphold the banner of equity is to value, embrace and foster diversity and to prioritize those with the highest need. We need a permanent, experienced task force with a dedicated position in city leadership to accomplish this. Trina Gluckman i