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File #: 21-1668    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/18/2021 In control: Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
On agenda: 11/22/2021 Final action:
Title: Discussion and Possible Action on Observance of Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples' Day Survey Responses
Attachments: 1. Observance of Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day Survey, 2. Raw Data of Observance of Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples' Day Survey_1-788, 3. Hard Copies of Observance of Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples' Day Survey, 4. Email Comments Received on Observance of Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples' Day Survey
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REPORT TO TASK FORCE ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
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Discussion and Possible Action on Observance of Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples' Day Survey Responses

Report
BACKGROUND
At the October 29, 2020 meeting of the Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Task Force), the Task Force voted to form a subcommittee ("Considerations of Historical Recognitions Subcommittee") to work with City staff on research for the renaming of Columbus Day, the development of questions, and methods of engaging the public.

At the November 9, 2020 Task Force meeting, Chair Brown reported that the subcommittee had worked with staff to develop a survey that respectfully considers the historical significance of Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples' Day and that the subcommittee would be reaching out to Native American organizations in Santa Clara County for feedback.

Staff presented the draft survey to the Task Force for input at their February 25, 2021 meeting. At the April 12, 2021 Task Force meeting, the Task Force approved the Observance of Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples' Day survey (Attachment 1) and directed staff to move forward with the survey as well as translate the survey in the languages provided by the City before its release.

The Observance of Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples' Day survey was live from October 21, 2021 through November 12, 2021. The survey was promoted via the City's communications channels (GovDelivery, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and NextDoor), and was made available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Hindi, and Tagalog. The public had the option to participate in the survey by accessing the survey online on the Task Force's page: www.SantaClaraCA.gov/EquityTaskForce , completing a hard-copy survey, which were available at the Senior Center, Central Park Library, Northside Branch Library, and Mission Branch Library, or by emailing th...

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