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Anti-Racism & Discrimination and Pro-Inclusion & Equity (ARDPIE) Task Force

Last updated June 1, 2021

Following several Council meetings with significant public comment, the City Council direct staff to create a community task force to address the potential for implicit bias and systemic racism within City programs, policies, and procedures. This webpage will serve as the continually updated source for information on the ARDPIE Task Force and the work being completed.  Please continue to check back for new information.

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Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming meetings will be posted under this section when Agendas are available. 



ARDPIE Ad-Hoc Subcommittee Agendas

April 27, 2021 Agenda
May 18, 2021 Agenda


Mission of the ARDPIE Task Force

The Task Force will be comprised of approximately 9 members, representing a diverse cross section of interests, race, ethnic, religious, and gender identification and orientation. They will:

  • Assist with selecting a facilitator and recommending a facilitated work plan that can be accomplished within allocated resources;
  • Evaluate City programs, policies, and procedures related to implicit bias, diversity and inclusion; and
  • Conduct one or two community listening meetings related to race, LGBTQ, and other personal circumstances or characteristics that impact a sense of inclusion for all community members.

Previous Statements Supporting Inclusion and Disavowing Hate Speech

The City of Martinez is committed to diversity and inclusion and has several times re-affirmed this value through resolutions and public statements:

  • On March 15, 2017, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 025-17, “Declaring the City of Martinez’s Commitment to being an Inclusive, Tolerant, and Supportive Community for Everyone.”
  • On October 4, 2017, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 111-17, “United Against Hate,” which condemned “intolerance of any individual or group and hate speech of any kind” and reaffirmed the City’s “commitment to serving and protecting all of our residents, with a high value placed on diversity, equality, and inclusivity.”
  • On June 30, 2020, in response to hate flyers found in the Downtown area and community dialogue, Mayor Rob Schroder issued a public statement disavowing racism.
  • On July 1, 2020, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 074-20, “Creating an equitable and just future for all Martinez.

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Inclusion & Equity Feedback - Closed

The timeframe for the Martinez community to provide feedback on the ARDPIE Task Force has now closed.  This opportunity was open from November 17, 2020 - January 13, 2021.

To view all feedback submitted, please click here.

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