This is about Item Number 8 - Adoption of the Budget
My name is Todd Edelman. I’m a resident of east Davis and the son and grandson of Holocaust Survivors.
Equity is a process, not a goal. We fight for it, forever and always.
The fight for equity is recognizing and adopting - not only adapting - best practice from other communities.
The fight for equity is about being honest about our history and optimistic about our future.
In the fight for equity we support symbolic activities, but prioritize action.
In the fight for equity we recognize that our children don’t look like other children
In the fight for equity we recognize that our children DO look like other children.
In the fight for equity we never lose sight of the present in favor of higher political ambitions
In the fight for equity we listen to our Commissions, and take direction from unanimous Commission decisions.
In the fight for equity we recognize that citizens run the City, and that elected officials and Staff serve them in a way that optimizes every tax dollar raised, with only the best tools.
A City Council that is serious about its fight for equity will create a new Public Safety Department.