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Tiburon diversity panel will examine police stops, create paths to increase representation

Creating a pipeline to help underrepresented community members become appointed and elected officials, holding bias training for town-affiliated personnel and examining public records on police stops in town are some of the initiatives Tiburon’s diversity committee plans to focus on over the next couple of years.


The Diversity Inclusion Task Force voted 7-0 at its Nov. 8 meeting to adopt several initiatives for both 2024 and 2025 that were put forth as part of the task force’s overall strategic plan.


As part of its community-engagement initiative, the task force is recommending four cultural events per year, with one of those events to be held on Main Street.

Another goal is to build a pipeline for community members to eventually become elected and appointed town officials.


Officials also suggested bias training for town staff and police officers — the latter of which receive it every two years instead of the state’s mandated five — with the possibility of introducing that to appointed commissions as well.


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GIVE YOUR FEEDBACK

The Tiburon Diversity Inclusion Task Force is seeking resident feeback and community proposals related to its long-term strategic plan. Residents who would like to submit a proposal should include a full description of a program, its objectives and outcomes, its timeline and its budget to Town Clerk Lea Dilena at ldilena@townoftiburon.org by Dec. 6.


The task force will discuss proposals related to the strategic plan at its next regular meeting, scheduled for 5 p.m. Dec. 13 in council chambers at Tiburon Town Hall.


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