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File #: 21-1232    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/2/2021 In control: Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
On agenda: 10/18/2021 Final action:
Title: Interviews for Appointment to Current Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Member Vacancy
Attachments: 1. RTC 21-1193, 2. Voting Guidelines, 3. Interview Questions, 4. Candidate Applications
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REPORT TO TASK FORCE ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
SUBJECT
Title
Interviews for Appointment to Current Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Member Vacancy

Report
BACKGROUND
On June 7, 2021, Chair Darius Brown submitted a letter of resignation from the Task Force, effective July 31, 2021, which created one (1) member vacancy on the Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Task Force).

At the August 9, 2021 Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Task Force) meeting, the Task Force directed staff to come back with options for filling the current vacancy, with respect to established eligibility list approved by the City Council (Council) at their January 12, 2021 meeting.

At the September 13, 2021 Task Force meeting, staff brought forward a report outlining the Task Force's options to fill the current member vacancy (Attachment 1). The Task Force voted to invite the two available candidates on the Council-approved eligibility list to interview for the current vacancy. This is consistent with the Council's process of inviting candidates back to interview for vacancies. Staff has invited the two available candidates on the Council-approved eligibility list, Kevin Landis and Gustavo Rangel, to interview with the full Task Force at their October 18, 2021 special meeting.

DISCUSSION
Consistent with the interviews conducted to fill the three (3) initial vacancies on the Task Force in December 2020, the Task Force will use the approved voting guidelines (Attachment 2) and questions (Attachment 3) for the interview and selection process.

The Task Force will interview the following applicants on the Council-approved eligibility list:

1. Kevin Landis
2. Gustavo Rangel

The applications for both candidates are included with this report as Attachment 4.

Each candidate has met the requirement of being a qualified elector of the City of Santa Clara and was confirmed by the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters Office.

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