City Council Meeting - AMENDED
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Chris Rhode, Management Analyst
Consideration and Adoption of Ordinance No. 2023-05:
An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Flagstaff, amending Flagstaff City Code, Title 14 Human Relations, Chapter 14-02 Civil Rights, Section 14-02-001-0006 Complaint Procedures, to allow a verified charge to be filed within one hundred and eighty (180) calendar days after the alleged violation occurred; providing for repeal of conflicting ordinances, severability, authority for clerical corrections, and establishing an effective date.
STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION:
1) Read Ordinance No. 2023-05 by title only for the final time
2) City Clerk reads Ordinance No. 2023-05
3) Adopt Ordinance No. 2023-05
Ordinance 2023-05 will amend the City's Civil Rights Ordinance to allow a complaint to be filed within 180 days after an alleged violation occurs. Currently, complaints must be filed within 90 days after the alleged violation occurs. This amendment will align the City's Ordinance with similar statutes in both Federal and Arizona law.
No Financial Impact
Enactment of Ordinance No. 2023-05 will amend the City's Civil Rights Ordinance, which provides protections to people based upon numerous classes in both employment and public accommodation, to allow a complaint to be filed within 180 days after an alleged violation occurs. This would align the City's Ordinance with similar statutes in both Federal and Arizona law.
Connection to PBB Priorities/Objectives, Carbon Neutrality Plan & Regional Plan:
Priority Based Budget Key Community Priorities and Objectives
Inclusive & Engaged Community: Quartile 1 Program (Most Aligned)
Livable Community: Quartile 2
Program (More Aligned)
Carbon Neutrality Plan
Has There Been Previous Council Decision on This:
On March 5, 2013, City Council adopted Ordinance No. 2013-08 establishing the Civil Rights Ordinance
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