City of Kindness Initiative Begins in Culver City with Free Posters
Free posters proclaiming Culver City as a City of Kindness are now available to all Culver City businesses. The posters are a part of a new initiative recently approved by the City Council and can be picked up at the City Clerk’s Office.
Culver City Mayor Jeffrey Cooper promoted the new posters. He hopes that they will generate increased dialogue in the Culver City Real Estate area. Martin Feinberg, Realtor, noted that the posters are specifically aimed at promoting tolerance and helping people to embrace diversity within the community.
Mayor Cooper stated, “I brought this item to my colleagues on the City Council, because I think it is important for everyone who comes to Culver City to shop in a store, eat in a restaurant, or visit any of our service related-retailers to feel that they will be treated equally.”
This new initiative is a part of achieving the broader goals outlined in Culver City’s 2016-2021 Strategic Plan.
Per the City’s website, “The City of Culver City is committed to achieving its goals set out in the 2016-2021 City Council Strategic Plan adopted by the City Council on November 14, 2016. Goal Number Six of this plan is to enhance the City’s reputation as a City of Kindness by creating a coalition of individuals, organizations, and City officials to work together and inspire kindness in Culver City. By implementing a kindness strategy within City Government, conducting outreach to schools, organizations and businesses, and officially becoming a City of Kindness with the help of http://cityofkindness.org/, Culver City can make great strides in enhancing its reputation as a city that both values and exemplifies kindness.”
Other initiatives and official positions meant to make Culver City a City of Kindness include, a 2016 City Council resolution to condemn violence and hate speech, expressing solidarity with Muslims and others targeted because of their ethnicity, race, religion, or sexual orientation, and a 2017 resolution declaring the Culver City as a Sanctuary City.
In the future, the City Council is planning to conduct further outreach to businesses to “promote the practice of kindness.”
Any Culver City business interested in picking up the free 13” x 19” City of Kindness poster for display in its storefront should visit the City Clerk’s Office on the first floor of City Hall at 9770 Culver Blvd. Posters are available while supplies last so Martin Feinberg, Culver City Realtor, encourages business owners not to delay.
To find out other ways to participate in the community’s City of Kindness programs, please visit www.culvercity.org/cckind.