The city reached out to residents across the city, often at public libraries, to hear their concerns about the state of the city and identify possible areas of inequality.
The city’s local partner in the Equality Indicators program is Community Service Council. After the city completed its outreach, CSC went to work gathering data to quantify the issues and concerns identified by residents. Community Service Council then worked with City University of New York’s Institute for State and Local Governance to analyze the numbers and come up with the city’s 54 indicators.
The inequalities do not all involve race, but also include such factors as age, gender, income level, English proficiency and mode of transportation.
Pictured above: City councilors Vanessa Hall Harper, Jeannie Cue, Crista Patrick and Kara Joy McKee listen during a Tulsa City Council Equality Indicators special meeting on July 17, 2019.