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File #: 18-0109    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/10/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/23/2018 Final action: 1/23/2018
Title: Supervisor Novasel and Supervisor Frentzen recommending the Board; 1) Pursuant to Board Policy A-3, consider conceptual approval of an ordinance to establish a Human Rights Commission for El Dorado County; and 2) Direct the Clerk of the Board to submit a draft ordinance to County Counsel for their review and return to the Board no later than March 13, 2018 with an introductory ordinance for Board consideration.
Attachments: 1. A - Govt Code 50260-50265
Related files: 17-0255, 18-1039, 18-0391

Title

Supervisor Novasel and Supervisor Frentzen recommending the Board;

1) Pursuant to Board Policy A-3, consider conceptual approval of an ordinance to establish a Human Rights Commission for El Dorado County; and

2) Direct the Clerk of the Board to submit a draft ordinance to County Counsel for their review and return to the Board no later than March 13, 2018 with an introductory ordinance for Board consideration.

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BACKGROUND

On March 7, 2017 (Item 26, File 17-0255) the Board adopted Resolution 048-2017 Promoting Civility, Respect, Tolerance, and Human Rights and formed an ad hoc committee consisting solely of Supervisors Novasel and Frentzen to work with staff on the potential establishment of a Civil/Human Rights commission.  The purpose of the commission is to promote tolerance and mutual respect between all persons, and to promote positive human relationships for the purpose of insuring public peace, health, safety and the general welfare. 

 

Government Code section 50262 states in part, "The governing body of any city or county may, by ordinance, create a commission on human relations." 

 

REFERENCES

Government Code sections 50260-50265