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File #: 21-0936   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 9/28/2021
Title: Approve a Revision to the Statement on Our City Values and Public Service Affirming the City of Sunnyvale's Commitment to Serving Our Diverse Community in a Respectful, Equitable, and Inclusive Manner
Attachments: 1. Revised City Statement on Values
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Approve a Revision to the Statement on Our City Values and Public Service Affirming the City of Sunnyvale's Commitment to Serving Our Diverse Community in a Respectful, Equitable, and Inclusive Manner

Report
BACKGROUND & DISCUSSION
On February 7, 2017, City Council unanimously adopted the Statement on Our City Values and Public Service Affirming the City of Sunnyvale's Commitment to Serving Our Diverse Community in a Respectful, Equitable, and Inclusive Manner (Statement). The Statement was intended to affirm the City's commitment to serving all members of our diverse community and our inclusive values.

The Statement has been used to guide the City's approach to equity, access and inclusion issues. Recently, the staff cited the policy when introducing a Resolution in Support of the People in Afghanistan (Reso. No. 1081-21). During the discussion, Council requested that staff revise the Statement to include language in support of refugees. Staff revised the Statement per Council direction (Attachment 1).

EXISTING POLICY
General Plan, Chapter 6, Safety & Noise, Goal SN-3 Safe and Secure City: Ensure a safe and secure environment for people and property in the community by providing effective public safety response and prevention.

General Plan, Chapter 6, Safety & Noise, Goal SN-4: Public Confidence in Police Services: Increase and maintain public confidence in the ability of the Public Safety Department to provide quality police services

Council Policy 7.0(B)(3): To ensure that local governments are consulted and their issues considered, support collaborative efforts and continued relations with, and funding from, other agencies, the State or the Federal Government, for matters where mutual concerns exist (i.e. immigration enforcement, terrorism prevention, safety of public utility systems, local/state/national disasters or emergencies, and homeland security directives), which could have an impact on the delivery of City se...

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