San Leandro, CA – Mayor Cutter issued the following statement today:
On behalf of the City of San Leandro, I strongly condemn the recent attacks on Asian Americans in our city and all across the nation. Diversity is one of San Leandro’s greatest strengths with 32% of San Leandro residents of Asian descent, including many City employees. There is no room for racist remarks or violence directed toward any minority group. In May 2020, I was honored to join my colleagues to unanimously proclaim the City’s stance against racism and xenophobia.
On March 18, 2021, Acting Police Chief Luis Torres reinforced the Police Department’s zero- tolerance stance on hateful acts by stating, “I urge San Leandro to come together and speak up against hate and racism. Remember, if you ‘See Something, Say Something,’ and let’s make sure our Asian community knows that we will not tolerate any acts of hate against them.”
In response to a recent attack on an Asian man in San Leandro, the Police Department also publicly distributed a community safety video message in English and Mandarin.
As a city of kindness, we will never waver in the face of hateful acts. I encourage the San Leandro community to come together during this difficult time to acknowledge the Asian American experience and their positive contributions to San Leandro.