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City of Martinez Announces Creation of Anti-Racism and Discrimination and Pro Inclusion and Equity Task Force

by ECT

MARTINEZ, CA – The City of Martinez announced the establishment of the Anti-Racism and Discrimination and Pro Inclusion and Equity (ARDPIE) Task Force.

The purpose of the Task Force is to review and provide recommendations to the City Council on how City policies, procedures, and programming can be changed to ensure the elimination of systemic racism and to better serve every member of the community.

In addition to a review of the City’s policies, procedures, and programming, the Task Force will be asked to hold one or more community conversations to gain further insight into the perspective and experience of community members. This information gained from these community meetings will augment the experience of the Task Force and help shape the work of the community members selected for the Task Force.

The application and interview appointment process will identify nine Martinez community members based on geographic diversity, age diversity, ethnic diversity, and advocacy diversity through an interview process that will include both the City Council and a community panel. Final selections will be made by the Mayor with the concurrence of the City Council. Interviews are expected to begin in the middle of September.

Applicants must be either a resident of Martinez or have substantial involvement in a community organization or local business. Completed applications may be downloaded here and must be completed by September 1, 2020, at 5:00p.m.

Applications may be submitted by mail to the Deputy City Clerk, 525 Henrietta Street, Martinez, CA 94553or electronically to [email protected] .

The City will continue to report the progress of the ARDPIE Task Force, its membership and process, and pledge its continued support and engagement to work toward a community that invites and welcomes all individuals to be a part of the community.

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FakeManufacturedSystemicLiberalLies Aug 12, 2020 - 10:42 am

Why are all our DEMOCRAT (alledged) leaders bowing to TERRORISTS???

Pastor Maynard Aug 12, 2020 - 11:14 am

Funny that any measure to help lessen the evils of this country’s racist past and present are always deemed acts of terror by you far Right boogaloo sympathizers. Funny how any politician or millionaire that tries to help alleviate actual suffering in the world somehow is grafted into your delusional Alex-Jones-induced philosophy as minions of an evil conspiratorial regime. I think it’s time you took off the hood, look in the mirror and see the real terror for what it is.

Renny Aug 12, 2020 - 2:39 pm

We’re obviously scaring you, “Pastor.” That’s good! Stay scared!

Pastor Maynard Aug 12, 2020 - 7:34 pm

Renny, actually you’re really not. This isn’t the first time I’ve had to endure ignorant redneckery. And besides, the only thing that scares me is your mama’s morning breath.

Renny Aug 13, 2020 - 12:34 am

Well, they you seem to prefer the deceased. My mother has been dead for 20 years.

Richard Alan Aug 14, 2020 - 1:01 am

Hey Renny! You nailed Pastor’s ass! Great comeback! I wonder if he works at a mortuary?

JRW Aug 14, 2020 - 1:02 am

Worry about this country’s racist PRESENT and FUTURE! You people brought it on yourself

FakeManufacturedSystemicLiberalLies Aug 12, 2020 - 11:51 am

Ignore Hate And Yapper Blather
from the (alledged) Pastor,
who still continues to live in someone’s basement

Sorry I don’t respond right away, I was busy WORKING so YOU could have YOUR debit card replenished next week

Pastor Maynard Aug 12, 2020 - 3:01 pm

Using the Protestant work ethic card now? I thought your ego was already inflated passed capacity. The petty little tasks you repeat daily for 8 hours a day that you’re using to make others feel inferior is equivalent to shuffling deck chairs on the Titanic. It’s not important. You’re going to need a little more than unfounded accusations about basements to rid yourself of your public racist narcissism.

Diana Sands Aug 16, 2020 - 1:00 am

So, who is ridding themselves of that? Things stay the same, Paster. Whether you like it or not! Get used to it!

Lola Saavedra Aug 12, 2020 - 2:36 pm

In this country, people can choose their own preferences in terms of what they think of someone and also have the freedom to associate with those they wish. No government (country, state, county or city) should interfere with that. Freedom of speech and association is a right. Maybe the the bunch making up the Martinez city council should be reminded of that.

FERNANDO C NAVARRO Aug 14, 2020 - 6:30 pm

Funny how the black lives movement micromanages and tries to hug Tie The Thin Blue Line yet does not even touch the thug mentality and the criminal gang banger lifestyle that 100% of these public shootings that are produce in video in all its color and HD! since when is Gang lives and thugs. Become the new American sacred cow not to be touched left to roam around and Destroy property.

You want to Stamp Out racism start destroying the Democratic Party that’s your source of racism right there from its Inception. From the early 1800’s to this day with systemic slavery and mental imprisonment by pushing the 20th century Fairy Tail called racism


FERNANDO C NAVARRO Aug 14, 2020 - 11:50 pm

Pastor Maynard, either your being cute by half or your straight-up evil and lying on purpose,

fact don’t care about you widdle feelings….

lets fact check your b.s. about whos, who and whos racist



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