City Denounces Racism

City to Hold Community Gathering to Denounce Racist Remarks Made at Council Meeting
Posted on Oct 23, 2023

City of San Bernardino to Hold Community

Gathering to Denounce Racist Remarks

The City of San Bernardino Mayor and City Council will be bringing together community leaders, members of the faith community, state and regional elected leaders, and residents to the steps of City Hall on Monday, October 23 in a community stand against racism following racist remarks that were made at the October 18 City Council meeting. 

On Wednesday, October 18, at least two callers were able to gain access to the audio feed of the City Council meeting and could be heard making hateful, racist remarks.

Last week, the City of San Bernardino issued the following statement:

“The racist comments made during the October 18, 2023 City Council meeting by individuals connected remotely through Zoom were offensive and unacceptable, and the City of San Bernardino condemns what happened in no uncertain terms.

The City apologizes to anyone who heard what was said.

Our community will not tolerate this type of hateful language in our public meetings, or anywhere.

The City is working to identify the individuals who made the comments. The City Clerk and her staff, along with our IT department are working with the San Bernardino Police Department on this. We have identified all the IP addresses that were in the queue at the time and are working to identify those that were involved. SBPD is investigating this as a violation of California Penal Code 403.

In the meantime, San Bernardino is reviewing its remote comment protocols to identify steps that can be taken to prevent this from happening again.”

What: San Bernardino Community Stand Against Racism

When: Monday, October 23  5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Where: 290 North D Street, San Bernardino

Parking: Parking is available in the Court Street surface lot between D Street and E Street OR in the parking structure at 290 North D Street with access from E Street, 2nd Street, and D Street.