We are deeply saddened and angered by the death of George Floyd. We feel an immense sorrow and grief for his family, friends and community. We cannot be silent about the continued racial inequity and injustice in our country.
Systemic racism is a deeply ingrained and societal issue and it can neither be supported nor tolerated--not in our city, not anywhere. To the members of our Black and Brown communities: we stand with you. You are not alone.
We do not have answers, but we have attempted progress in the city actions and practices. There is much still to do and we commit to continuing to work toward racial equity. As public servants, we will strive to ensure that Beaverton lives up to its promise of being a welcoming, inclusive and safer city for all residents. We have to do better as a nation, and Beaverton will be a part of the solution.