The city of Elk Grove is a diverse and vibrant community. We are committed to addressing issues of diversity, promoting diversity programs, providing guidance to create a more equitable, accessible, safe, welcoming and inclusive government and community. We are a city welcome to all.
The City of Elk Grove's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team for City employees is a voluntary group whose goal is to create a work environment that is enjoyable for each and every staff member, and one where the diversity reflects that of our community.
The scope of the City of Elk Grove Diversity and Inclusion Commission will focus around the three tenets of Education/Promotion, being Ambassadors, and providing Council feedback. Diversity is defined as the entire range of human differences that includes, but is not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, religious affiliation, and national origin. Inclusion puts the concept of diversity into action by creating an environment of involvement, respect, and connection.
Latest steps taken by the City to advance diversity, equity and inclusion
- October 2021 - Helping Those in Need
Across the globe and close to home, people like us find themselves in devastating circumstances. From the crisis in Afghanistan to California wildfires, families have been displaced from their homes and in need of support like never before. Learn more.
- March 2021 - Buddy Program
There's Strength in Numbers. Everyone should feel safe when venturing out to run errands, exercise, or connect with our community. Hate against Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities has risen during the COVID-19 pandemic, but Elk Grove neighbors support our AAPI community and want all of our residents to feel safe in Elk Grove. The Interfaith Council of Elk Grove and other participating non-profit organizations have partnered with the City to launch a new buddy program. Call (916) 306-8163 to be connected with a buddy from a participating non-profit organization.
To report a hate crime, call 9-1-1. To speak with an Elk Grove Police Department officer regarding a hate incident (not in progress), please call (916) 691-5246.
- March 25, 2021 - Our community stands united against racism
The Elk Grove City Council adopted a resolution condemning and combating hate violence, racism, xenophobia, and intolerance against Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI). This resolution further supports related legislative bills and resources promoting the Stop AAPI Hate movement.
Hate against Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities has risen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, we can stop it. Encourage those who experience or witness acts of hate towards the Asian American Pacific Islander communities to report incidents to the Police Department or online at stopaapihate.org . The reporting form is available in 11 languages.
Proposed State Legislation
- November 9, 2020 - Translation Services Available
The City is excited to announce a new tool to better serve residents with language interpretation needs. The service not only provides over-the-phone language translation assistance in over 100 languages, but also video translation in over 35 languages, including American Sign Language. This program is available for all City staff to utilize with customers and has a mobile device available to assist video translations at City Hall or in the field.
Additionally, elkgrovecity.org includes site-wide translation service provided by Google at the top right-hand side of every page translating the website to over 100 languages.
City Council Reports
- May 11, 2022 - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Update to the City Council for 2021
- February 24, 2021 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Update to the City Council for 2020
- March 25, 2020 - Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2019 Update to City Council
- April 10, 2019 - Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Update to City Council
- August 22, 2018 - Diversity Audit and Inclusion Strategy
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