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File #: 22-889    Version: 1
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Passed
File created: 10/14/2022 In control: City Council/Public Financing Authority
On agenda: 11/15/2022 Final action: 11/15/2022
Title: Report on Hate Crimes and Hate Incidents and Recommendations by the Huntington Beach Human Relations Committee (HRC)
Attachments: 1. Att#1 HBHRC Hate Crime Report
REQUEST FOR CITY COUNCIL ACTION

SUBMITTED TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council Members

SUBMITTED BY: Al Zelinka, City Manager

VIA: Travis K. Hopkins, Assistant City Manager

PREPARED BY: Grace Yoon-Taylor, Principal Administrative Analyst

Subject:
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Report on Hate Crimes and Hate Incidents and Recommendations by the Huntington Beach Human Relations Committee (HRC)
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Statement of Issue:
On April 5, 2021, the City Council directed the Huntington Beach Human Relations (HBHRC) to work with the Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD) and City staff to publish quarterly data summaries of reported hate crimes and hate incidents on the City website and submit recommendations to address these issues based on community stakeholder input. This was partly in response to an increasing number of hate crimes and incidents against Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) throughout Orange County and to support the City's policy and commitment to safety and inclusivity for all.

As such, the HBHRC formed an ad-hoc subcommittee, comprised of the Chair V.C. Rhone and two Committee members, Vanessa Chow and Dr. Hemesh Patel. The Ad-hoc subcommittee has worked on this task over the past fifteen months, and City staff also had an opportunity to review and provide feedback.

The full report was presented and approved by the HBHRC on November 8, 2022 during their regular public meeting and is now being submitted to the City Council for consideration.

Financial Impact:
None

Recommended Action:
recommendation
Receive and file the Report on Hate Crimes and Hate Incidents and Recommendations by the Huntington Beach Human Relations Committee
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Alternative Action(s):
Do not approve, and direct staff accordingly.

Analysis:
Based on the 2021 OC Hate Crimes Report by OC Human Relations Commission, hate crimes have been on the rise with a 165% increase in reported hate crimes and hate incidents in the last five years. Compared to 5 years ago, anti-LGBTQ rel...

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