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File #: 2020-0817   
Type: Informational Report Status: Filed
File created: 11/30/2020 In control: Finance, Budget and Audit Committee
On agenda: 1/20/2021 Final action: 1/28/2021
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE status report on Mid-Year FY 20-21 Budget Equity Assessment.
Sponsors: Finance, Budget and Audit Committee
Indexes: Barriers (Roads), City of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, Informational Report, Metro Equity Platform, Race, Safety, Safety and security, Strategic planning
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Metro Budget Equity Assessment Tool, 2. Presentation
Related files: 2021-0022
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FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE
JANUARY 20, 2021

Subject
SUBJECT: MID-YEAR FY 20-21 BUDGET EQUITY ASSESSMENT

Action
ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
RECEIVE AND FILE status report on Mid-Year FY 20-21 Budget Equity Assessment.

Issue
ISSUE

During the Executive Management Committee meeting on September 17, 2020, Director Garcetti requested a full analysis on current expenditures using the Equity Assessment Tool for our mid-year budget report. He further requested that the Equity Assessment Tool be used to evaluate each annual budget moving forward and that the Executive Officer, Equity and Race develop a racial and social economic equity action plan.

Background
BACKGROUND

Metro believes that access to opportunity should be at the center of decision-making around public investments and services. This is especially true for transportation, which is an essential lever to enabling that access. Vast disparities among neighborhoods and individuals in Los Angeles County limit this access, making opportunity harder to reach for some, whether it is jobs, housing, education, health care, safe environments or other essential tenets of thriving, vibrant communities. Transportation infrastructure, programs, and service investments must be targeted toward those with the greatest mobility needs first, in order to improve access to opportunity for all. Equity means that Metro's service delivery, project delivery, policymaking, and distribution of resources account for the different histories, challenges, and needs of communities across Los Angeles County; it is what we are striving towards.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Considerations

After a review of best practices and lessons learned from jurisdictions including the cities of Portland, Oregon, Denver, Colorado, San Antonio, Texas, and the County of Santa Clara, California, staff identified the need to create a specific equity tool for application in the Metro budget proces...

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