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Posted on: July 28, 2020

City of Lawrenceville Issues Proclamation Condemning Racial and Social Injustice

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Mayor Issues Proclamation at July 27th City Council Meeting

PROCLAMATION CONDEMNING RACIAL AND SOCIAL INJUSTICE 

WHEREAS, the City of Lawrenceville, its Mayor, City Council, City Manager, Chief of Police, entire Lawrenceville Police Department, and employees city-wide, are deeply concerned by the tragic events that have recently occurred across our country; and


WHEREAS, racism, hate and bigotry have no place in our community, and we are committed to working actively against all forms of racism; and


WHEREAS, the City of Lawrenceville is a highly diverse community and it is this diversity that makes us a desirable place to live, work, shop, play, worship and pursue an education; and


WHEREAS, the City of Lawrenceville has a reputation for employing men and women of the highest ethical standards who understand the importance of equal treatment of every citizen and business owner; and


WHEREAS, we are committed to safeguarding our community against the damages caused by racism and social injustice. We will continue to ensure the Constitutional rights of every person who lives, works, and visits our city are respected and protected; and


WHEREAS, the City of Lawrenceville strives to be a positive example to others in its efforts to provide a safe environment for assemblies, to make its leadership accessible, to effectively communicate its policies and procedures, and in its willingness to have ongoing conversations about and seek solutions for racial and social injustice and other complex topics; and


WHEREAS, the City of Lawrenceville is proud of its citizens for leading over the past several weeks, listening, speaking up, and doing so in a peaceful and effective manner; and


WHEREAS, the City of Lawrenceville intends to continue its implementation of new and ongoing initiatives promoting open dialogue in the community among diverse groups, initiatives that include:

  • Public forums
  • Continued diversity training for City staff
  • Continued recruiting and hiring practices that create a work force reflecting our community
  • Special event offerings reflective of our community
  • Continuation of the Lawrenceville Police Department Citizens Police Academy
  • Ongoing historic preservation initiatives
  • Ongoing support of Public schools

WHEREAS, the City of Lawrenceville truly appreciates the overwhelming support we receive daily from this great community, and it is our promise to each of you that we will work diligently every day to exceed your expectations in all aspects of city-wide operations and community engagement; and,


NOW THEREFORE, I, David Still, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the City of Lawrenceville, Georgia do hereby proclaim that the City Council and entire city staff stand steadfast with all citizens of Lawrenceville against racism and reaffirm our commitment to listen, learn, and fight for racial justice and human and civil rights for all who live, work and visit our community.


David R. Still, Mayor

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