Racial and Social Equity Action Plan Workshop
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
How can San Francisco be more equitable? What is the Planning Department’s role in advancing racial and social equity in the City?
San Francisco Planning’s Racial and Social Equity Action Plan aims to pro-actively advance equity in the Department’s internal and external processes such as community planning, resource allocation, planning laws, and process improvements. The Plan was adopted in 2019 and updated in 2020 to align with the San Francisco Office of Racial Equity’s framework. In summer 2020, the Planning Commission and Historic Preservation Commission adopted resolutions to centering the Planning Department's work program on racial and social equity, with a focus on American Indian, Black, and other communities of color.
In this workshop, participants will learn more about the Action Plan, Equity Resolutions, and the SF Office of Racial Equity. We will share preliminary information on barriers to equity that community members have helped us identify to-date. Then, we will host a discussion for participants to identify additional disparities, propose additional solutions to advance equitable planning processes, and elaborate on the City’s working definition of racial and social equity.