Supervisors Declare County is Pervaded by ‘Systemic Racism’


In November 2020, the Ventura County board of supervisors passed a resolution declaring that “systemic racism” is an “institutional and structural” problem in the County which should impact how the County spends its $2.6 billion annual budget.

The resolution stated: “[T]he Board of Supervisors of the County of Ventura hereby: Declares that racism and social inequalities have created a public health crisis af­fecting Ventura County …” They pledged to direct potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in policing and public health funds toward anti-racism efforts.

The full text of the resolution is below.


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