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City Council Statement

Post Date:06/02/2020 6:39 PM

We, as a City Council, condemn the brutal murder of George Floyd and other acts of violence, terror and hatred toward people of color. We support the right to peaceful protest, and acknowledge that we — as individuals, as a city, and as a nation — can do better to work toward a more just and equal society. 

We support the Westerville Division of Police, its officers, and its ongoing efforts to build relationships throughout our community. We remain united in our resolve to address injustice in ways that make a positive difference for all.

As our community seeks a way to enact meaningful change, we ask that you choose compassion and understanding over fear and hatred. Our pledge to you is to continue our efforts, building upon our recent adoption of Westerville's non-discrimination and ethnic non-intimidation legislation. 

We are also listening. Tell us how you envision Westerville moving forward, so that we can contribute to a way to heal in our region; and, with hope, influence our state and nation.

To share your thoughts, email communityaffairs@westerville.org. 

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