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File #: 22-053    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Withdrawn
File created: 1/7/2022 Departments: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 2
On agenda: 1/25/2022 Final action: 1/25/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution committing the County of San Mateo to the Anchor Institution Framework and calling for the development of a plan for inclusive staffing, procurement, and investment to advance equity for the County of San Mateo.
Sponsors: Carole Groom, Warren Slocum
Attachments: 1. 20220125_r_Anchor Institution Resolution
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Supervisor Carole Groom, District 2
Supervisor Warren Slocum, District 4
Subject: Resolution to Advance Shared Prosperity through Inclusive Staffing and Procurement Practices


RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution committing the County of San Mateo to the Anchor Institution Framework and calling for the development of a plan for inclusive staffing, procurement, and investment to advance equity for the County of San Mateo.

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BACKGROUND:
Equity is a key priority for the County of San Mateo. Implementing equity requires a review of business practices as well as service and program provisions provided to clients and the community. Advancing inclusive staffing and procurement practices enables the County to ensure County-generated economic opportunity contributes to shared prosperity.

The Anchor Institution Framework provides a thoughtful and methodical approach to support the County's interest in shared prosperity. This framework has existed for decades and will help to guide our County actions and incorporate learnings from a network of practitioners across the County.

The Anchor Institution Framework includes the following key components: 1) building a horizontal personnel pipeline through inclusive hiring, as well as a vertical pipeline for inclusive promotions; 2) developing and employing accessible purchasing systems that support equity through inclusive and local sourcing; 3) equitable place-based investing to create sustainable returns and build strong communities; 4) measuring progress and impacts of County Anchor Institution strategies and remaining accountable for results; 5) fostering equitable development through capital projects and facilities management; and 6) continuous learning and adjustments to align Anchor Institution efforts with the County's commitment to equity.

DISCUSSION:
The County's commitment to the Anch...

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