Items Types:
Hearings/Ordinances/2nd Read
For Meeting of:
August 11, 2014
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Exhibits: Yes On File (City Clerk) : Yes Draft Only: No
Grant Received by City?: No

Chapter 57 Code of the City of Orlando Amendment

The Chapter 57 Review Board (Board) is one of the City’s citizen boards and one of its responsibilities is to foster mutual understanding and respect and to encourage equality of treatment for and to prevent discrimination of Orlando citizens. 

At its June 19, 2014, the Board reviewed the proposed  amendments to Articles I and V of Chapter 57.  The Board voted unanimously to support amending those articles of the code to include gender identity as a protected class against discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations in the City limits of Orlando.  Adding this protected class gives City of Orlando residents additional protection. 

The Board also supported recommendations which clarified the Human Relations Official’s role to initiate complaints on behalf of the City of Orlando and clarified the Board’s options to hear discrimination complaints after a determination has been made by the Human Relations Official on the merit of a complaint in employment, housing and public accommodations.  The change regarding the Human Relations Official’s role was requested by HUD which provides annual funding for investigation of housing complaints and grants the City status as a Fair Housing Assistance Program.

Previous action regarding the amending of Chapter 57 Code of the City of Orlando is as follows:
On July 28, 2014, City Council approved the first reading of the subject ordinance.

Fiscal & Efficiency Data: NONE

Recommended Action:
Adopting ordinance number 2014-34 after a hearing and second reading.

Agenda Item attachment(s) on file in the City Clerks Office.

Note: All agenda items must be in the City Clerk's office by Noon Friday, six(6) business days prior to the regular Monday City Council meeting.

Contact: Marcia Hope Goodwin, 407.246.3501
Approved By:

Department Date and Time
Budget Outside Routing Approval 8/4/2014 2:35 PM
City Clerk 8/4/2014 3:42 PM

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Chapter_57_Ordinance_Amendment_-_final_draft.pdf Chapter 57 Code of the City of Orlando Amendments Backup Material

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