Equal Access Ordinance


On September 18, 2018, City Council directed staff to research an Equal Access Ordinance that standardizes translation services in the three most commonly used non-English languages in the City of Richmond. At the request of the City Council, staff conducted research and provided a presentation to the City Council on November 27, 2018.

Next Steps

Next steps include, but are not limited to: 

  • Continue and expand interdepartmental meetings with additional City departments to understand current translation protocol and challenges
  • Conduct an inventory of current translation services offered by City departments prior to developing cost estimates
  • Collaborate with community partners with expertise in the area of language access to recommend languages for inclusion in this policy
  • Collaborate with the Richmond Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) and Health in All Policies (HiAP) team to assist with strategies to reach equitable outcomes for the community
  • Prepare policy options and potential implementation strategies
  • Consider incorporating the Equal Access Ordinance policy recommendations into the draft Community Engagement Toolkit developed by the City Manager’s Office, Community Development, Environmental and Health Initiatives Division

News & Events

Equal Access Ordinance Community Meeting

Wednesday, February 13, 2019   6:00 PM
City Council Chambers
440 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94804

For further information please contact David Padilla at (510) 620-6523 or David_Padilla@ci.richmond.ca.us.

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