San Diego councilwoman appointed to California reparations task force

February 11, 2021

California Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, Monday appointed San Diego City Councilwoman Monica Montgomery Steppe to a nine-member task force exploring the idea of reparations for Black people in California.

The Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans, with a Special Consideration for African Americans Who are Descendants of Persons Enslaved in the United States, was a result of Assembly Bill 3121, signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom in October 2020.

Atkins also appointed Sen. Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, to the task force on Monday.

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