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File #: 34692    Version: 1 Name: Directing the Equity Core Team develop an equity pilot project to address barriers to opportunity.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/1/2014 In control: COMMON COUNCIL ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 9/2/2014 Final action: 9/2/2014
Enactment date: 9/5/2014 Enactment #: RES-14-00666
Title: Directing the Equity Core Team develop an equity pilot project to address barriers to opportunity.
Sponsors: Scott J. Resnick, Lauren Cnare, Anita Weier, Matthew J. Phair, Michael E. Verveer, Shiva Bidar, Lucas Dailey, Steve King, Larry Palm, Maurice S. Cheeks, Ledell Zellers, Marsha A. Rummel, Denise DeMarb
Attachments: 1. FHEA Executive Summary.pdf, 2. FHEA Draft for Review_04-21-14.pdf
Fiscal Note
It is anticipated that the Equity Core Team, which is an interdepartmental team with representatives from various City agencies,  will develop a pilot program and plan, including implementation strategies and any associated costs.  The team willl develop a budget to implement a pilot, but any additional funding or significant reallocations of existing funding are subject to further Council approval.  No appropration is required at this time as the initial efforts will be supported with existing staff resources.
 
Title
Directing the Equity Core Team develop an equity pilot project to address barriers to opportunity.
 
Body
WHEREAS, the Draft "Fair Housing Equity Assessment" conducted as part of the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission Sustainable Communities Initiative demonstrated disparate levels of access to opportunity in Madison; and,
 
WHEREAS, inequitable access to opportunity hampers individual well-being and community and economic stability; and,
 
WHEREAS, the Draft "Fair Housing Equity Assessment" considered barriers related to transportation, income, language, employment, education, segregation, housing costs and age composition in its analysis; and,
 
WHEREAS, some Madison neighborhoods face higher barriers to opportunity than average; and,
 
WHEREAS, the Draft "Fair Housing Equity Assessment" offers a replicable framework to identify barriers to opportunity,
 
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Common Council directs the Equity Core Team to develop a pilot project, utilizing the Draft "Fair Housing Equity Assessment" framework to address factors limiting access to opportunity in those neighborhoods with concentrated barriers to opportunity; and,
 
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the Common Council asks the Equity Core Team to incorporate best practices for community engagement and data management as part of this initiative.