Immigrant Affairs Committee to Approve Civil Rights Ordinance

September 5, 2018

Immigrant Affairs Committee to Approve Civil Rights Ordinance

Los Angeles—The Immigrant Affairs, Civil Rights, and Equity Committee will consider the City’s first ever Civil and Human Rights Ordinance, which creates a Civil and Human Rights Commission and Executive Director position to implement anti-discrimination laws adopted by the City Council. The five-member Commission shall manage and advise upon the City’s anti-discrimination efforts and provide remedies to such discrimination, promulgate policies and regulations, and make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council for the adoption of City laws pertaining to discrimination in the City. The Commission seeks to discourage discrimination in private employment, housing, education or commerce because of that individual’s actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, creed, age, national origin, religion, citizenship status, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, partnership status, employment status or income status is one of the highest mandates for the welfare of those living in, working in and visiting the City.

Full agenda can be found here: http://ens.lacity.org/clk/committeeagend/clkcommitteeagend3544124099_09062018.html.

WHO: Immigrant Affairs, Civil Rights, and Equity Committee
Councilmember Gilbert A. Cedillo, Chair
Councilmember Herb J. Wesson, Jr.
Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr.
Councilmember Nury Martinez
Councilmember David E. Ryu

WHAT: ITEM NO. 6 C.F. 18-0086
Report from the City Attorney and proposed Ordinance, and report from the Chief Legislative Analyst, relative to establishing a Civil and Human Rights Commission, Executive Director position and the Los Angeles Civil and Human Rights Ordinance, the fiscal impacts, recommendations for appropriate administrative penalties for violations, and how to allocate proceeds from the penalties, and recommendations for jurisdiction and oversight decisions made by the Commission and Executive Director.

WHEN: Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 1:00 PM

WHERE: Los Angeles City Hall, Council Chambers
200 N. Spring Street, Room 340, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Councilmember Gil Cedillo currently represents the 1st Council District, which includes all or parts of the neighborhoods of Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Highland Park, Mt. Washington, Solano Canyon, Sycamore Grove, Elysian Park, Echo Park, Westlake, Angelino Heights, Temple Beaudry, Lafayette Park, Chinatown, Forgotten Edge, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Pico Union, Adams-Normandie, University Park, Mid Cities and Mac Arthur Park.

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