Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI)

Over the last year, the State Coastal Conservancy has developed draft Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Guidelines to articulate guiding principles about our agency’s role in promoting equity, inclusion and diversity and addressing environmental justice.

The Draft JEDI Guidelines can be found here.

The Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Guidelines are intended to provide an overarching framework for the ongoing work of Conservancy staff through a public-facing document adopted by the Conservancy board. The State Coastal Conservancy JEDI Guidelines in Action summarizes ongoing and potential future actions that the Conservancy staff and board has undertaken or can undertake to implement the JEDI Guidelines. This list of actions will grow and evolve over time and is intended to capture the specific actions we can take to realize the broader intentions of the JEDI Guidelines.

The draft guidelines were informed by an online survey of people working in Environmental Justice to get their perspectives on which priorities are most important for the guidelines to encompass, and a series of targeted interviews and focus groups throughout the state to obtain more in-depth feedback.  A synthesis of the survey results can be found here, and reports prepared by each of the focus groups’ moderators can be found here.

The Draft Guidelines will be presented to the Conservancy Board in December 2019.  A memo to be presented to the Conservancy Board at that meeting on the process of developing the guidelines can be found here.

We will then enter a three month public input period with the intention of producing and adopting final Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Guidelines in Spring 2020.

We welcome public comments on the guidelines using any of the methods below:

  • email JEDI@scc.ca.gov
  • mail to JEDI Guidelines, State Coastal Conservancy, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 1000, Oakland, CA 94612
  • phone Amy Hutzel at (510) 286-4180
  • online here

A one-hour webinar on the draft guidelines was held on January 30, 2020.  A recording of the webinar can be found here.

We will also be holding a public workshop on the guidelines at our Board meeting on February 6, 2020 in Oxnard, CA.  The meeting will begin at 9:00 at:
City of Oxnard’s Advanced Water Purification Facility
Public Works Auditorium
5700 Perkins Rd
Oxnard, CA 93033

The meeting and workshop are open to the public and all are welcome.  If you would like more information about the workshop, please email JEDI@scc.ca.gov.

The Public Comment period is open from now until March 13, 2020.


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