Establish racial equity and social justice as a core principle in all decisions, policies and functions of the City of Madison.

Madison is known for its commitment to livability and sustainability, yet not all people, families and neighborhoods share in this experience. Local data show that people of color, people with disabilities and people from low-income backgrounds fare far worse than many other city residents in areas like educational attainment, income, health outcomes and housing affordability and quality. Our focus on racial equity will allow us to address Madison’s most persistent inequities while supporting a sustained shift towards fairer practices throughout our institutions that will ultimately benefit all.
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Mission & Vision

Imagine a Madison where all residents have opportunities for fair and just inclusion in public processes and decisions.

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Focus Areas

Equity in City Operations. Equity in City Policies and Budgets. Equity in the Community.

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City Projects Using RESJI Tools

The RESJI tool is used as part of the development of City policies, plans, programs and budgets.

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Tools & Resources

Videos, Racial Equity & Social Justice Initiative Strategy Guide for City Agencies, and more.

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