Per the legislative mandate of the Office of Racial Equity, each City department is required to complete a Racial Equity Action Plan providing a blueprint for advancing racial equity in all aspects of the department’s work over the next three years. Given that OECE and First 5 San Francisco are working on comprehensive joint planning for a more aligned and integrated early childhood system, and because our two departments are elevating racial equity as a focal point in these collective planning efforts, First 5 and OECE decided that racial equity planning processes would be most effective if they spanned both departments and culminated in a single Racial Equity Action Plan. Phase 1 of the Joint Plan focuses on internal systems, policies, and procedures and was submitted to the Office of Racial Equity for review on December 29, 2020.