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DISCRIMINATE: To make a difference in treatment or favor any person because of his or her race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, order of protection status, familial status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or unfavorable discharge from military service.
DIVERSITY: The ways in which people differ. Most often in reference to race, ethnicity, and gender but also includes age, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, education, marital status, language, and physical appearance.
EMPOWERMENT: Environments in which all residents feel welcome, respected, and valued. An inclusive and welcoming climate embraces differences.
EQUITY: Ensuring that all people can achieve the same outcomes regardless of race/ethnicity, sex, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, immigrant status, veteran status, language and/or socio-economic status.(Ord. G71-19 § 1, 2019)