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City Council Forms EHRAC to Strengthen Human Relations within Culver City

Image is four people of different nationalities gripping wrists to form a square.Local listing agent Martin Feinberg learned recently that the City Council has approved the creation of an Equity and Human Relations Advisory Committee, also known as the EHRAC. The committee was endorsed this week with a unanimous vote.

The EHRAC will be comprised of nine members who will be appointed by the Culver City council. Seven of the nine will serve at large, with one labor representative and one youth representative rounding out the remainder of the group. The main role of the new committee will be to serve in an advisory role to the City Council as well as the City Manager.

According to city officials, the main purpose of the EHRAC is “to improve intergroup relations regardless of race, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression sex, sexual orientation age, disability, immigration status, citizenship, color, ethnicity, or national origin, ancestry, socioeconomic status, income or other protected categories or personal characteristic.”

Martin Feinberg, Realtor, noted that many of the speakers at the City Council meeting spoke about the need for better relations between different groups in the area.

For example, Michael Hudson, a human relation manager, stated “an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.”

Several speakers observed that since Culver City has adopted the slogan “the City of Kindness,” that the creation of the EHRAC was appropriate.

Vice Mayor Goren Eriksson also reminded the speakers that many of the problems being shared at the meeting were under the scope of the Federal Government. He encouraged residents to lobby their senators to take action on the issues affecting the Culver City real estate area and other local communities.

Image is a close up of two women shaking hands.