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(1) The Council finds that:
(a) The population of the City consists of people of every race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, and familial status. Many of these people are discriminated against in employment opportunities, public accommodations and obtaining adequate housing facilities. There are also members of the City population who are discriminated against based on their sources of income, as a result of their genetic information, because they are victims of domestic or sexual violence, or need reasonable accommodations in the workplace related to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition. 1026
(b) Discrimination in employment has and will prevent the gainful employment of large segments of the citizens of the City and tends to create breaches of the peace and impose added burdens upon the public for relief and welfare.
(c) Discrimination in housing results in overcrowded, segregated areas, under substandard, unsafe, unsanitary conditions.
(d) Discrimination in places of public accommodation causes embarrassment and inconvenience to citizens and visitors of the City, creates breaches of the peace, and is otherwise detrimental to the welfare and economic growth of the City.
(e) In order to assure that all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information and domestic or sexual violence victim status enjoy the full benefits of citizenship and are afforded equal opportunities for employment, housing and use of public accommodation facilities, it is necessary that appropriate legislation be enacted. 1027
Amended, 1982 Ordinances, p. 1476; amended, Bill No. 130687 (approved January 20, 2014).
Amended, Bill No. 130687 (approved January 20, 2014).