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File #: 190562.    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Passed
File created: 10/24/2019 In control: City Attorney
On agenda: 11/7/2019 Final action: 11/7/2019
Title: Proposed Revisions to Chapter 8 Titled "Discrimination" of the City Code of Ordinances (B)
Attachments: 1. 190562_draft ordinance_20191107.pdf
Related files: 180958.


Proposed Revisions to Chapter 8 Titled "Discrimination" of the City Code of Ordinances (B)



One of the recommendations of the Rental Housing Subcommittee was updates to the Fair Housing Code to include new protected classes of gender identity, citizenship status, and lawful source of income.  On July 25, 2019, the General Policy Committee voted to direct staff to draft revisions to the Code and present the same to the Commission for discussion.   In addition, the Office of Equal Opportunity requested a revision to rename the office the Office of Equity and Inclusion.  This ordinance addresses the new protected classes, the office name change, adds definitions to Chapter 8, and eliminates redundant code language. 



The City Commission discuss and determine whether to direct the City Attorney's Office to finalize this ordinance, and advertise it, for first reading.















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