Immigrant Affairs to Consider Draft Civil Rights Ordinance

June 7, 2018

Immigrant Affairs to Consider Draft 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 Executive Director shall investigate complaints of violations of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, or initiate investigations of violations on his or her own authority, and to make recommendations for enforcement of such violations, including administrative penalties and corrective actions, to the Commission.

The City of Los Angeles, with its diverse population, wishes to establish public policy that promotes understanding between and among communities and 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.
WHO: Immigrant Affairs, Civil Rights, and Equity Committee

WHAT: Hearing for Draft Civil and Human Rights Ordinance

ITEM NO. 1 C.F. 18-0086
City Attorney report and Ordinance relative to adding a new Chapter 32 to Division 22 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code to establish a Civil and Human Rights Commission and Executive Director position, and a new Article 16 to Chapter IV of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to establish the Los Angeles Civil and Human Rights Ordinance.

WHEN: Thursday, June 7, 2017 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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