The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to explore the creation of a Truth and Reconciliation Committee in response to the City Hall racism scandal.

The committee would convene regularly over the course of at least a year to “explore and document racialized, ethnic or political violence specific to a Los Angeles context to inform healing and reconciliation.” The committee would present recommendations for council action 30 days after the end of its term.

The council instructed the city’s Civil and Human Rights and Equity Department to report back within 30 days on funding, staffing and resources required to establish the committee. The committee would include representatives from a spectrum of agencies, including the mayor’s office, council districts, the Los Angeles Unified School District, academics from local universities and local community leaders.

The council also voted to reaffirm a 1993 declaration that Los Angeles is a “Racism Free City,” and a 2020 declaration calling racism a public health crisis.

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