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File #: 20-0492    Version: 1 Name: 4/6/20 An Ordiance to Amend Chapter 112 (Non-Discrimination)
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/6/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/20/2020 Final action: 4/20/2020
Enactment date: 4/6/2020 Enactment #: ORD-20-12
Title: An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 112 (Non-Discrimination), Sections 9:150, 9:151, 9:152, 9:156, and 9:157, Title IX of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor to Clarify Definition of Source of Income, Add Ethnicity as a Protected Class, and Add an Exception Allowing Discounts for Veterans (Ordinance No. ORD-20-12)
Sponsors: Julie Grand, Elizabeth Nelson, Jack Eaton, Christopher Taylor
Attachments: 1. ORD-20-12 Non-Discrimination Ordinance Briefed and Approved.pdf, 2. ORD-20-12 Non-Discrimination Ordinance Briefed.pdf, 3. NDO Ordinance Revision - Source of Income Veterans and Ethnicity - Final.pdf, 4. NDO Ordinance Revision - Source of Income Veterans and Ethnicity - Final.docx
Title
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 112 (Non-Discrimination), Sections 9:150, 9:151, 9:152, 9:156, and 9:157, Title IX of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor to Clarify Definition of Source of Income, Add Ethnicity as a Protected Class, and Add an Exception Allowing Discounts for Veterans (Ordinance No. ORD-20-12)
Memorandum
The revisions to the Non-Discrimination Ordinance include the following:

1. Clarification of the definition of source of income to make clear that the City's ordinance prohibits landlords from discriminating against prospective renters based on their source of income, including government housing vouchers, child support, and Veterans Administration payments.
2. Adding ethnicity as a protected class.
3. Adding an exception to allow businesses and other City entities to provide discounts to veterans.
Staff
Prepared by: Margaret Radabaugh, Senior Assistant City Attorney
Reviewed by: John Fournier, Assistant City Administrator and Interim Human Resources and Labor Relations Director
Approved by: Tom Crawford, Interim City Administrator
Body
ORDINANCE NO. ORD-20-12

First Reading: April 6, 2020 Approved: April 20, 2020
Public Hearing: April 20, 2020 Published: April 22, 2020
Effective: May 2, 2020

NON-DISCRIMINATION

An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 112 (Non-Discrimination), Sections 9:150, 9:151, 9:152, 9:156, and 9:157, Title IX of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor to Clarify Definition of Source of Income, Add Ethnicity as a Protected Class, and Add an Exception Allowing Discounts for Veterans.
The City of Ann Arbor Ordains:
Section 1. That Section 9:150 of Chapter 112 of Title IX of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor be amended to read as follows:
It is the intent of the city that no individual be denied equal protection of the laws; nor shall any individual be denied the enjoyment of his or her civil or political rights or be discriminated against because of actual or perceived age, arrest record, color, disability, e...

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