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Residential reminders: diversity, youth centers reopening, July 4 committee seeks members

Council makes priorities of diversity, equity, and inclusion

The Claremont City Council recently added a new priority for its 2022-24 budget focused on developing anti-racist and anti-discrimination policies.

The new priority “plans to achieve community and organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion,” according to City Manager Adam Pirrie’s August 4 newsletter.

The city is in the process of gathering proposals from “vendors with expertise in providing professional consulting services to assist in conducting a diversity, equity, and inclusion evaluation,” according to the city. “The study will serve as a foundation for the city in building a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive organization for employees and the community they serve.”

The request for proposal can be found at ci.claremont.ca.us and will remain open until September 6.

Following evaluation, the selected vendor will recommend strategies and assist in developing a framework for the diversity, equity, and inclusion evaluation. The vendor will present findings and recommendations to be included in a final report and presentation to the community and the city council in 2023.

For more information, contact the city at (909) 399-5460.

YAC and TAC to reopen

With the 2022-23 school year right around the corner, Claremont’s Youth Activity Center and Tracks Activity Center are soon to follow suit.

The TAC, 665 N. Mountain Ave., will open during El Roble Intermediate School’s orientation on Thursday, August 18. The YAC, at 1717 N. Indian Hill Blvd., will open a week later, on Thursday, August 25.

The TAC is open only to El Roble students between 2 and 5 p.m. weekdays. The YAC is open to all Claremont Unified School District students and local children between 1:30 and 5 p.m. The hours for both locations may fluctuate during the school year.

Parents or guardians can register their children for either the YAC or TAC by going to ci.claremont.ca.us. Only children with a completed registration form will be allowed to partake in YAC or TAC activities.

For more information, contact the YAC at (909) 399-5360 or the TAC at (909) 399-5373.

Independence Day committee seeks applicants

New member applications are currently being accepted for the city’s Independence Day committee. Interested applicants are encouraged to file an application with the human services department by Thursday, August 18.

The committee helps plan and govern the city’s yearly Fourth of July celebration. Qualifications include Claremont residency (with exceptions), a strong interest in the community and work of the commission, and the ability to give one’s time when needed.

Applications are at ci.claremont.ca.us by hovering over the “government” tab and selecting “commission and committee appointments.” Independence Day committee applications are linked at the bottom of the page.

Applications can be submitted via email to atudor@ci.claremont.ca.us. Call (909) 399-5334 for more info.

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