City Council Recommendations for Next Steps Per September 6, 2016 Staff Report Authorize City Manager to add one Full-Time Equivalent Diversity Manager and increase the expense budget to cover costs associated with position ($180,000} Director City Manager to develop a Diversity Inclusion Plan with input of interested community groups, city staff and City Council Continuing using the Budget and Audit… Read more →


Audit Findings Employment Gaps for African Americans: There is a disproportionate number of African Americans in city positions, particularly in public safety Employment Gaps for all Minorities: Racial and gender disparity are also apparent for other minorities, especially Latinos and women. Lack of Diversity in Management: Revealed more profound inequities at the management and executive levels of all minorities and… Read more →

City Action Taken in 2016

As a result of the feedback provided at the African American meetings,the City Council and Budget and Audit Committee  took the following actions: 4/27 Mayor and Council commit to taking action on diversity and inclusion 5/10 Mayor Pro-Tern Carr (Council) directed City Auditor, with assistance from independent Budget Analyst, to conduct assessment of the diversity of City of Sacramento employees… Read more →

Mayor Johnson, Rick Jennings, Allen Warren and Larry Carr met with 26 employees.

The group talked about what is working well in the City and what is not. The Mayor and Councilmembers assured the group of the opportunity to address and rectify the situation.  Follow up meetings with the group were held on May 23rd, June 22nd, July 11th  and August 22nd  which resulted in feedback from employees,  action items and Council recommendations… Read more →