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File #: ROGC 21-194    Version: 1
Type: Rules Committee Reviews, Recommendations and Approvals Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/11/2021 In control: Joint Meeting for the Rules and Open Government Committee and Committee of the Whole
On agenda: 2/17/2021 Final action:
Title: Protecting Our Asian Pacific Islander (API) Community. (Peralez)
Attachments: 1. Memorandum from Peralez, 2. Early Consideration Response Form, 3. Letters from the Public


Protecting Our Asian Pacific Islander (API) Community. (Peralez)


Per my April 8, 2020 memorandum and the subsequent April 21 City Council approval, direct the City Manager to provide a time-certain City Council report no later than the beginning of March on what strategies the City is working on to combat xenophobia and prevent violence against the API community. Some ideas to consider are:

1. Partner with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office to explore what public safety measures can be taken in light of recent Bay Area incidents;

2. Conduct as soon as possible a public listening session with API community leaders to hear their feedback on the recent events; and

3. Hold a public safety workshop for the elderly and their families as well as a small pilot intended to increase visibility and safety such as a neighborhood walking event in areas like Little Saigon and Japantown.