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New Study Shows Lack Of Diversity Among San Diego’s Decision Makers

By Jade Hindmon, KPBS

Boards and commissions in the San Diego region make decisions about everything from your housing to how your tax dollars are spent. The policies created directly impact social, economic and racial equality. But a study released Tuesday by San Diego Leaders and the Center on Policy Initiatives says the vast majority of San Diego’s decision makers are white, male and economically advantaged.

The Community Representation Report focused on five public entities: The City of San Diego Planning Commission, the Port Commission, the Escondido Union High School District Board, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors and the San Diego Metropolitan Transit District Board of Directors.

“On too many of the boards, folks just don’t look like the community at all,” said CPI Executive Director Kyra Greene.

She pointed to the Board of Supervisors as an example.

Read the full article here: https://www.kpbs.org/news/2018/aug/07/new-study-shows-lack-diversity-among-decision-make/

Written by CPI San Diego

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