By: George Kevin Jordan | AFRO

Public hearings were held last week at the Wilson Building for the Racial Equity Achieves Results (REAR) Amendment Act of 2019, a bill which would try to close the racial disparity gap in the District.

The bill, also known as B23-0038, introduced by Council member Kenyan McDuffie, (D-Ward 6) would do a few things. First it would provide racial equity training to District employees. It would also require the Office of Budget and Planning to develop and implement a racial equity tool to reduce disparities for District employees based on race. Finally it would require the Mayor to provide a racial equity based performance measure for each agency in their annual performance plans and require the Mayor to include an evaluation of the use of those tools in annual performance accountability reports.

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