Equity and City Council Decisions
In each City Council decision, two questions need to be asked: who will benefit, and who will be burdened? And based on honest answers to those questions, strategies should be included to mitigate unintended consequences for those who are already most heavily burdened.
This in not just a good idea, it is actually established Concord policy, based on the adoption of the GARE framework by the Concord City Council in 2020. My commitment is to ensure that this framework will be applied explicitly and transparently in all City Council decisions.