We acknowledge that as a County agency, we serve the most populous and diverse county in the nation. We have an opportunity to change the narrative on our role and relationship to the communities we serve. Our work will have far-reaching impacts on lives, particularly on land use, housing, health, infrastructure, and environmental protections. Many of the inequities our work addresses, are the result of systemic racism and discrimination. We stand against racism in any form and pledge to advance racial and social equity, diversity, and fairness.