Improving Lives

Commission on the status of women and girls in Sacramento County approved

BRC photo of womenDecember 15, 2020 – By a unanimous vote, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors approved establishment of a Sacramento County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. The advisory council will help shape policy decisions that impact women and girls; act as a resource to advance economic opportunities for women and girls; and gather data on the status of women and girls, among other duties. 

In July 2019 a Blue Ribbon Commission (BRC) on the Establishment of a Sacramento County Women’s Commission was initiated by First District Supervisor Phil Serna and approved the Board of Supervisors. The group’s mandate was to research the merits of a Sacramento County Women’s Commission by which the Board of Supervisors and public could better understand issues, opportunities and challenges unique to women in Sacramento County.

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Racism as a public health crisis in county

bos meeting screenshot 11-17-20November 17, 2020 – The Board of Supervisors approved a resolution declaring racism as a public health crisis in Sacramento County.

The resolution, brought forth by District 1 Supervisor and Board Chair Phil Serna, pledges to promote racial equity while shaping policies, appropriating resources, implementing programs, and issuing directives, among other actions. 

“Sacramento County is one of the nation’s most diverse communities, and as such, all its citizens should have the opportunity to live their lives free from systemic racism. Research has demonstrated that racism adversely impacts the physical and mental health of people of color. The resolution we passed today acknowledges Sacramento County’s commitment to face this crisis head-on through fair and just governance and service delivery,” stated Serna. 

“I am grateful to three of my colleagues for joining me in support of the resolution I introduced “Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis,” he added.

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