The City of Albuquerque will become an inclusive community where equitable success is the norm and race and ethnicity will no longer predict outcomes.
Albuquerque is reshaping government by advancing racial equity initiatives. It will reduce systemic barriers and elevate opportunities by interweaving racial equity tools throughout city operations. Every city department will have a functional dashboard continually updated and evolving with relevant data to guide improved race, gender, and disability equity policies. As Albuquerque succeeds, it will create and maintain sustainable equitable outcomes across its diverse community.
In order to achieve racial equity, the city of Albuquerque will:
- Normalize racial equity across all departments so all staff understand that racial / ethnic equity is a priority for the City and staff has the framework and tools necessary to advance racial equity; create the internal infrastructure needed to advance racial /ethnic equity; adopt and use a racial / ethnic equity assessment tool for policy, program and budget decisions; and implement its racial / ethnic equity action plan
- Create a community engagement toolkit for all city departments that builds a long-term partnership with Albuquerque’s historically under-represented communities
- Through MBK ABQ, focus on connecting 500 young men of color to sustainable employment in the Albuquerque metro area
- Create the necessary data, tools and systems to advance racial equity through purchasing processes and expenditures
- Through its Planning Department, work toward making Albuquerque’s business community strong across all racial and ethnic communities
- Have a city staff that reflects the racial / ethnic diversity of the city at all levels of the hierarchy
- Have a transit system the prioritizes those with the highest transportation needs and the fewest options
- Through its Municipal Development Department, advance racial and ethnicequity through its contracting policies, practices and procedures
- Through its Family and Community Services Department work to close racial / ethnic disparities in housing outcomes; and
- Create environmental equity where environmental health is the same for everyone regardless of race or ethnicity.
Albuquerque is a member of the Racial Equity Here cohort. Racial Equity Here is a national movement of government leaders working to dismantle institutional racism, eliminate racial disparities and improve outcomes for all. Despite the fact that equality and justice are commonly held values in our nation, historically the benefits associated with these values have not been extended to all. Our government laws and practices created and continue to maintain racial inequities across all life indicators. Government leaders — in partnership with the communities they serve, especially those most impacted by racial inequities — must now transform government to proactively advance racial equity.