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File #: 14-1425    Version: 1 Name: 10/06/14 Ord Repealing Chapter 112 and Adding New Chapter 112 of City Code
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/6/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/20/2014 Final action: 10/20/2014
Enactment date: 10/6/2014 Enactment #: ORD-14-25
Title: An Ordinance to Amend the Code of the City of Ann Arbor by Repeal of Chapter 112, Non- Discrimination, of Title IX of said Code in its Entirety and Adding a New Chapter 112, Non-Discrimination, of Title IX of said Code (Ordinance No. ORD-14-25)
Sponsors: Human Rights Commission, Margie Teall, Sumi Kailasapathy, Jack Eaton, Christopher Taylor, Chuck Warpehoski, Sabra Briere, Jane Lumm, Mike Anglin, Sally Petersen, John Hieftje
Attachments: 1. 14-25 Briefed and Approved.pdf, 2. 14-25 Chapter 112 Non-Discrimination Ordinance Briefed and Approved.pdf, 3. Chapter 112 City Code 093014.pdf, 4. HRC Resolution in Support of the Proposed NDO Restatement 9 24 14.pdf, 5. 14-25 Approval Notice.pdf
Title
An Ordinance to Amend the Code of the City of Ann Arbor by Repeal of Chapter 112, Non- Discrimination, of Title IX of said Code in its Entirety and Adding a New Chapter 112, Non-Discrimination, of Title IX of said Code (Ordinance No. ORD-14-25)
Memorandum
Attached is the proposed ordinance revision of Chapter 112 of the City Code which is the City's Non-Discrimination Ordinance. It reflects changes required by state law related to affirmative action, changes necessitated by City reorganization, and changes which the City's Human Rights Commission included to update the Ordinance and provide protection to a number of classes of individuals which had not previously received protection under the Ordinance.

The Non-Discrimination Ordinance was originally enacted in 1978. At that time, it was the first of its kind in this state, and was the first to add sexual orientation to its list of protections, and a few years later, became one of the first in the country to protect gender identity. However, the current Ordinance does not comply with state law which generally eliminated affirmative action in public contracting by passage of Proposal 2 in 2006. In addition, it relies on a monitoring and enforcement process that is no longer viable.

The proposed restatement of the Ordinance:
? clarifies language throughout;
? aligns many provisions more closely with prevailing state and federal non-discrimination legislation and guidelines;
? modifies the requirements placed on public contractors in order to comply with current state law;
? revises the complaint and enforcement process; and
? adds protection against discrimination on the basis of the following categories: gender expression, veteran status, victims of domestic violence and/or stalking, political beliefs, genetic information, arrest record, and familial status.

The Ordinance has undergone a major restructuring as well as specific legal and administrative revisions. For that reason, it...

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