Last night, Hudson City Council passed a resolution condemning racism and encouraging a commitment to fair and equal treatment for all.
The resolution, forwarded by Council member Kate Schlademan - Ward 1, states that racism and hate have no place in Hudson, and the City is committed to working actively against all forms of racism and injustice to ensure the Constitutional rights of every person who lives, works, and visits Hudson.
Read the full resolution below or here.
A RESOLUTION CONDEMNING RACISM AND ENCOURAGING A COMMITMENT TO FAIR AND EQUAL TREATMENT FOR ALL.
WHEREAS, the City of Hudson, Ohio, its Mayor, City Council, Chief of Police, the Hudson Police Department, and all City staff are deeply saddened by the tragic events that continue to occur across our country; and
WHEREAS, racism and hate have no place in Hudson, and we are committed to working actively against all forms of racism and injustice. We are committed to ensuring that the Constitutional rights of every person who lives, works, and visits our great City are protected; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor and City Council support the Hudson Police Department and its continuing commitment to fight against racism and treat everyone with respect and dignity regardless of race, creed, religion, sexual orientation, or color; and
WHEREAS, the Hudson Police Department continues to be honest and transparent to build a culture of trust with those they serve and is committed to working diligently every day to exceed expectations in all aspects of law enforcement.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of Hudson, Summit County, State of Ohio, that:
Section 1. The Mayor and City Council of the City of Hudson, Ohio stand steadfast with all citizens of Hudson against racism and reaffirm the City’s commitment to fighting for racial justice and human and civil rights for all.
Section 2. The Mayor, City Council, the Hudson Police Department and all City staff are committed to engaging in continuing communication and dialog with the community to address issues of systemic racism and intolerance and their impact on individuals and on the community as a whole.
Section 3. It is found and determined that all formal actions of this Council concerning and relating to the adoption of this Resolution were adopted in an open meeting of this Council, and that all deliberations of this Council and any of its committees that resulted in such formal action were in meetings open to the public in compliance with all legal requirements, including Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Section 4. This Resolution shall take effect and be in force from and after the earliest period allowed by law.