Public Hearing on Human Rights Ordinance Is Postponed Until Late Summer
Human Rights Ordinance public hearing is postponed
The public hearing for Ordinance 8249 amending Chapter 12-1, “Prohibition of Discrimination in Housing, Employment, and Public Accommodations,” B.R.C. 1981, to protect against discrimination based on source of income or immigration status and setting forth related details has been postponed until late summer.
Staff feels that additional public engagement is needed on this item, based on the numerous inquiries and communications from rental property owners and managers with concerns related to potential impacts of changes to the ordinance, particularly related to Section 8 vouchers.
While the Human Relations Commission held a public hearing on the proposed ordinance changes at its April 16, 2018 meeting and the item was on the council consent agenda May 1, staff requests postponing this agenda item to late summer, in order to have a more thorough dialogue and discussion of concerns with the community. Additional information on next steps and engagement opportunities will be posted on the homepage for the Department of Human Services.
For questions or further information please contact Carmen Atilano, Community Relations and Office of Human Rights Manager.