Lane County can and must help bring about permanent binding solutions for racism. by Pat Farr

Lane County Must Step Forward Now


On June 2, 2020, during its morning meeting the Lane County, Oregon Board of County Commissioners discussed events surrounding the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis and others before him who suffered similar fate. 

The Minneapolis police officer has been charged with murder.

We discussed racism, brutality and oppression.

We are at a point in history where Lane County Government can help bring about permanent and binding solutions.  We’re at a point where there is focused attention on racism, brutality and oppression and we can be a part of that focus and deliver permanent solutions.

Lane County’s Equity and Access Board meets June 3 2020 at 5:30 pm

Staff has been called to work with the Lane County Equity and Access Board immediately, June 3 2020, to draft a resolution for consideration on Tuesday  June 9 by the Lane County Board of Commissioners as a board order.      Agenda and website here

The resolution and board order will:

  • Recognize this moment in time as one where we have a choice to make as an agency and community
  • Have actionable items for Lane County to perform
  • Not focus on rioting or property damage

The call for immediate action has unanimous support from the Board of County Commissioners.  Administrator Steve Mokrohisky will work with Lane County Equity and Access Coordinator Mo Young, chief staff for the Lane County Equity and Access Board, which will discuss and draft the resolution and board order for consideration by the Board of Commissioners on June 9.

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