Fontana City Council Declares Racism a Public Health Crisis

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Fontana California


July 15, 2020

Fontana City Council Declares Racism a Public Health Crisis

City Council Meeting

Click the image above to watch the July 14 Council Meeting

Fontana, Calif.- Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren and the Fontana City Council unanimously proclaimed Racism a Public Health Crisis during the Tuesday, July 14 City Council meeting. 

View the proclamation here.

The proclamation is in response to the death of George Floyd, the demonstrations that ensued, and open discussions with community members. The City of Fontana recognizes the need to address social, economic, educational and environmental disparities that are a result of racism. 

"Fontana prides itself in being a diverse community, and I am determined to eliminate barriers that reduce opportunities for people of color. This proclamation is just the beginning. Change begins here in our great City," stated Mayor Acquanetta Warren. 

Based upon the proclamation, the City of Fontana will initiate and support efforts that work toward promoting a fair and just society, ending racial and social disparities, and advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

View the meeting here and proclamation here.