Through adoption of the King County Strategic Plan 2010-2014: Working Together for One King County, King County has transformed its work on equity and social justice from an initiative to an integrated effort that applies the countywide strategic plan's principle of "fair and just" intentionally in all the county does in order to achieve equitable opportunities for all people and communities. The Equity & Social Justice ordinance establishes definitions and indentifies the specific approaches necessary to implement and achieve the "fair and just" principle that is embedded as a core element of the goals, objectives and strategies of the countywide strategic plan.
Government policies have historically aimed at the right side of this stream -- programs treating problems at the individual level. Inequities like the ones in King County, however, are linked to the underlying conditions (determinants of equity) in the middle of the stream The left side of the stream represents the systems that produce an inequitable distribution of the determinants of equity among communities.
Read the King County Strategic Plan, including its "Fair and just principle".
Ordinance 16948 defined and directed the setup of the fair and just principle of the Countywide strategic plan.
Department and agency commitments
- 2014 King County Equity and Social Justice Annual Report
- 2013 King County Equity and Social Justice Annual Report
- 2012 King County Equity and Social Justice Annual Report
- 2011 Progress report on 2010 commitments
- 2010 Progress report on 2009 commitments
- 2009 Progress report on 2008 commitments
- Limited English Proficiency Proviso Response Report
- Building equity and opportunuty
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