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Office of Equity

What is Equity? Equity is when everyone can reach their highest level of health and potential for a successful life, regardless of their background and identity.

What does the Office of Equity do? The Office of Equity educates and supports City staff and elected officials to advance equity and ensure that all Long Beach residents have what they need to thrive.

 Our Approaches to Advancing Equity

Partner with those most affected by inequities to advance equitable policy and systems change.
Make inequities visible using data and storytelling. 
Building our City's capacity to advance equity through training, tools, and technical assistance.

Cover of a report with three photos. The first photo is of Black women carrying a sign that says economic development, the second photo is of a group of people planting a tree, and the third photo is of a young man teaching a young girl how to skateboard on a ramp.

New! The Long Beach Equity Toolkit includes an overview of what equity means and provides specific strategies that City leaders, staff, and partners can apply to our work to make positive changes through equitable policies, programs, and services. Each tool contains questions to answer when applying an equity lens, along with case studies that show what the City is doing to make Long Beach a healthy, safe, and thriving community for all.