As the County Council does its last review of the impending creation of an equity bureaucracy, I want them to consider the following:

1. How will the council define and monitor progress toward achieving a reasonable level of equity within county government so that the residents of Frederick County know that this is not a moving target that never has an end?

2. Government, especially local government, has as its main goals to serve the people it represents with efficient and effective service. The county should have a set of useful metrics that it is willing to post online and keep current that will track the efficiency and effectiveness of our county government.

3. The county should initiate a regular survey to measure the level of satisfaction residents have with county government offices that have a direct impact on their day-to-day lives. An initial survey should be taken as a baseline in conjunction with the creation of the equity office.

A more diverse workforce is always a plus, as long as the incumbents and those equity hires are qualified and held to the same standards.

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If you take point one, it appears that we will some how make sure of racial equality in government.   How is that done with elections?

Point two talks about equity of government service.  This seems to be a change from racial equity and how do you make sure that government gives equity in service?  If you mean handing out services to the poor, that is already done and it could never be equitable, unless you do it based on need and that is already done too, along with progressive taxes.

Equity office?  Another pie in the sky idea!  Begin equity with a good education for all!


Dick< they are going to hire minorities for County jobs, all that I am saying is that we should not have a degradation in service due to this. The only way we will know if service is going to be as good or better is to have a way of monitoring the counties levels of service (efficiency and effectiveness). I totally agree with your comment on education, but that ship has sailed. Many schools systems are more concerned about feelings, gender identity, etc. than education.


Sorry, what are we talking about?


sorry, I bored you

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