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Deadline to apply for CBJ Systemic Racism Review Committee is Jan. 10

December 31, 2020 – News

Applications are now being accepted for the City and Borough of Juneau Systemic Racism Review Committee. Interested applicants can apply by going to the Boards, Committees, Commissions & Task Forces webpage and clicking on the Apply button. The deadline to apply is Sunday, January 10. Interviews and appointments are tentatively scheduled for January 21.

The seven-member committee is charged with:

  • Developing criteria to advise whether legislation likely includes a systemic racism policy or implication;
  • Reviewing all ordinances after introduction and before public hearing to advise whether the ordinance likely includes a systemic racism policy or implication;
  • Reviewing all resolutions to advise whether the resolution likely perpetuates systemic racism;
  • Presenting options for curing the potential systemic racism or implications; and
  • Presenting the Committee’s analysis and conclusions timely to the Assembly in a short statement for each item of legislation.

According to the ordinance establishing the committee, members will be selected to provide the most balanced representation possible. Members should have experience identifying unlawful discrimination, experience identifying social justice inequity, or intimate knowledge of local cultures and practices, including tribal culture and practices.

For more information, go to the Boards, Committees, Commissions & Task Forces webpage, or contact the Municipal Clerks Office at 586-5278 or City.Clerk@juneau.org.