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WebLinkAboutRES4414CITYOFRENTON,WASHINGTONRESOLUTIONNO.4414ARESOLUTIONOFTHECITYOFRENTON,WASHINGTON,ADOPTINGTHE2021—2026BUSINESSPLANTOSTRENGTHENITSSTANDAGAINSTRACISMANDINSUPPORTOFRACIALEQUITY.WHEREAS,since2008theCityofRentonhasbeendiligentlyworkingtopracticeinclusion,eliminateinequitythroughinternalpractices,citywideinitiativesandpartnershipswithotherinstitutionsandthecommunity;andWHEREAS,onthe24thofApril2017,theCityofRentonissuedaproclamationtostandagainstracism;andWHEREAS,Rentonresidentsvalueinitiativesthatwillendrace-baseddisparitiesandmakeRentonamoreequitable,inclusive,anddignifiedplaceforalltolive;andWHEREAS,inorderfortheCityofRentontofullyembracethechangeneededtomoveourcommunityforward,itisnecessarytorecognize,andacknowledgeourcountry’shistoryofdiscriminationandracialinjustice.ThelandcurrentlyknownasRentonwastheancestrallandoftheDuwamishPeopleandotherCoastSalishNationsuntiltheirforcefulandviolentrelocationatthehandsofwhitecolonizerswhobroketheTreatyofPointElliottin1255andfailedtoprovideareservationandotherbenefitsinexchangefor54,000acresofland.ItisimportanttorememberthattheDuwamisharestillhereandcontinuetobestewardsofthisland;andWHEREAS,Rentonreaffirmsitscommitment,incollaborationwithallresidents,toreviewourordinances,pursuepoliciesandtakeactiontoensurecivilandhumanrightstoallindividualsanditscommitmenttoeradicatingthehistoricalandcurrenteffectsofinstitutional1 RESOLUTIONNO.4414racisminflictedoncommunitiesofBlack,Indigenous,peopleofcolor,immigrants,andrefugees;andWHEREAS,Rentonherebyrejectsprejudiceandbigotrybasedonrace,religion,gender,genderidentityandexpression,sexualorientation,ornationalorigin,mentalorphysicaldisability,andcondemnstheactions,speech,andattitudesofthosewhopromotehateagainstanyrace,ethnicityorotherbasis,inanefforttointerferewiththeunalienablerightsofanyhumanbeing;andWHEREAS,theterminstitutionalracismdescribessocietalpatternsandstructuresthatimposeoppressiveorotherwisenegativeconditionsonidentifiablegroups,onthebasisofraceorethnicity.Thetermstructuralracismreferstothecollectiveimpactonwholecommunitiesasaresultofinstitutionalracismacrossmultipleorganizations/institutions;andWHEREAS,theCityofRentonconfirmsitscommitmenttojointheGovernmentAllianceforRacialEquity,anationalnetworkofgovernmentagenciestoachieveracialequityandadvanceopportunitiesforall;andWHEREAS,theCityofRentonherebydeclaresRentonananti-racistcitythatstrivestousetheRentonEquityLenstoeradicateracialeconomicinequitiesandinstitutionalracismtovalueallresidentsandbeawelcomingplacetoallpeople;andWHEREAS,theCityofRentoncommitstoongoingcommunityforumsthroughoutthecitytoengageallcommunities;includingthosehistoricallymarginalizedsuchasBlack,Indigenous,peopleofcolor,immigrantsandrefugees,toseekinputtohelpdirectthecity’sBusinessPlanandtoprovidefeedbackontheCity’simplementationoftheBusinessPlan;and2 RESOLUTIONNO.4414WHEREAS,theCouncilannuallyadoptsasix-yearbusinessplanandtheCity’sBusinessPlanistheoverarchingdocumentthatguidesalldecisions,prioritiesandresources,tohelpusreachourmissionandstrategicgoals,aswellasmaintaintheoperationalandfinancialobjectivesofRenton;andWHEREAS,theCouncilreviewedthe2020—2025BusinessPlanatitsannualretreatonFebruary28,2020,atitsregularCommitteeoftheWholemeetingonJune22,2020,andatitsregularCouncilMeetingonJuly13,2020;andWHEREAS,theCouncildesirestoupdatethe2021—2026BusinessPlantostrengthenitsstandagainstracismandinsupportofracialequity;NOW,THEREFORE,THECITYCOUNCILOFTHECITYOFRENTON,WASHINGTON,DORESOLVEASFOLLOWS:SECTIONI.The2021—2026BusinessPlan,acopyofwhichisattachedheretoasExhibitA,isherebyadoptedbytheCouncil,subjecttolateramendmentastheCouncilseesfit.PASSEDBYTHECITYCOUNCILthis3rddayofAugust,2020.iahlerkAPPROVEDBYTHEMAYORthis3rddayofAugust,020.Pavone,Mayor3 RESOLUTIONNO.:4.:i4Approvedastoform:ShaneMaloney,CityAttorneyRES:1852:7/29/20204 CITYOFRENTONEXHIBITABusinessPlanVISIONRenton:ThecenterofopportunityinthePugetSoundRegionwherefamiliesandbusinessesthriveMISSIONTheCityofRenton,inpartnershipandcommunicationwithresidents,businesses,andschools,isdedicatedto:•Providea5afe,healthy,vibrantcommunity•PromoteeconomicvitalityandstrategicallypositionRentonforthefuture•Supportplannedgrowthandinfluencedecisionstofosterenvironmentalsustainability•Buildaninclusiveinformedcitywithequitableoutcomesforallinsupportofsocial,economical,andracialjustice•MeetservicedemandsprovidehighqualitycustomerserviceProvideasafe,healthy,vibrantcommunity•Promotesafety,health,andsecuritythrougheffectivecommunicationandservicedelivery•Facilitatesuccessfulneighborhoodsthroughcommunityinvolvement•Encourageandpartnerinthedevelopmentofqualityhousingchoicesforpeopleofallagesandincomelevels•Promoteawalkable,pedestrianandbicycle-friendlycitywithcompletestreets,trails,andconnectionsbetweenneighborhoodsandcommunityfocalpoints•ProvideopportunitiesforcommunitiestobebetterpreparedforemergenciesPromoteeconomicvitalityandstrategicallypositionRentonforthefuture•PromoteRentonastheprogressive,opportunity-richcityinthePugetSoundregion•Capitalizeonopportunitiesthroughboldandcreativeeconomicdevelopmentstrategies•Recruitandretainbusinessestoensureadynamic,diversifiedemploymentbase•Nurtureentrepreneurshipandfostersuccessfulpartnershipswithbusinessesandcommunityleaders•Leveragepublic/privateresourcestofocusdevelopmentoneconomiccentersSupportplannedgrowthandinfluencedecisionstofosterenvironmentalsustainabilityaFosterdevelopmentofvibrant,sustainable,attractive,mixed-useneighborhoodsinurbancentersaUpholdahighstandardofdesignandpropertymaintenance•AdvocateRenton’sintereststhroughstateandfederallobbyingefforts,regionalpartnershipsandotherorganizations•PursuetransportationandotherregionalimprovementsandservicesthatimprovequalityoflifeaAssumeacrucialroleinimprovingourcommunity’shealthandenvironmentalresiliencyforfuturegenerationsaPursueinitiativestoincreasemobility,promotecleanenergyinourexistingbuildingsandinnewdevelopment,preserveandexpandopenspacesandtreecoverage,andothereffortstoreduceC02andgreenhousegasemissionsBuildinganinclusiveinformedcitywithequitableoutcomesforallinsupportofsocial,economic,andracialjusticeaAchieveequitableoutcomesbyeliminatingracial,economicandsocialbarriersininternalpractices,cityprograms,services,andpoliciessuchashiringandcontractingaImproveaccesstocityservices,programsandemployment,provideopportunitiesanderadicatedisparitiesforresidents,workersandbusinessesaPromoteunderstandingandappreciationofourdiversitythroughcelebrations,educationalforumsandfestivalsaSeekoutopportunitiesforongoingtwo-waydialoguewithALLcommunities,engagethosehistoricallymarginalized,andensurethatwelifteveryvoice,listenandtakeactiononwhatwelearnaBuildcapacitywithinthecitytoimplementinclusionandequitybyprovidingtheknowledge,skills,awareness,andtoolstointegrateanti-racismapproachesintodailyworkMeetservicedemandsandprovidehighqualitycustomerserviceaPlan,develop,andmaintainqualityservices,infrastructure,andamenitiesaPrioritizeservicesatlevelsthatcanbesustainedbyrevenueaRetainaskilledworkforcebymakingRentonthemunicipalemployerofchoiceaDevelopandmaintaincollaborativepartnershipsandinvestmentstrategiesthatimproveservicesaRespondtogrowingservicedemandsthroughpartnerships,innovation,andoutcomemanagement