Welcome to the Office of Equity
Equity means that our policy-making, service delivery, and distribution of resources account for the different histories, challenges, and needs of the people we serve.
The Office of Equity is a citywide office focused on advancing social equity within City Government, to help reduce and ultimately eliminate disparities experienced by our most marginalized San Antonio residents. We do this through supporting City Departments in normalizing concepts of equity, organizing staff to work together for transformational change, and operationalize new practices, policies and procedures that are equity oriented.
Our large initiatives right now include facilitating a Citywide Equity Committee, training City staff to become Equity Trainers, and conducting Department-wide Equity Assessments to help every Department create Equity Action Plans.
The Office of Equity recognizes that it will take transformational shift within government to truly address disparities experienced by communities of color and low income communities, and therefore we focus our efforts on elevating the understanding of what it takes to advance equity within every City Department. We believe that equity is everyone's job, and our office provides training, technical assistance and equity specific tools to all of our City Departments and the staff employed there.