§ 98.002  DECLARATION OF POLICY AND PURPOSE.
   It is the public policy of the city and the purpose of this chapter:
   (a)   That discriminatory practices based on race, color, sex, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, familial status or disability with respect to employment, labor union membership, housing accommodations, property rights, education, public accommodations and public services, or any of them, tend to create and intensify conditions of poverty, ill health, unrest, lawlessness and vice and adversely affect the public health, safety, order, convenience and general welfare; the rights, privileges and opportunities threatened by those discriminatory practices are hereby declared to be civil rights;
   (b)   To declare as civil rights the rights of all persons to the fullest extent of their capacities, and without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, familial status or disability, equal opportunities with respect to employment, labor union membership, housing accommodations, property rights, education, public accommodations and public services;
   (c)   To prevent and prohibit any and all discriminatory practices based on race, color, sex, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, familial status or disability, with respect to employment, labor union membership, housing accommodations, property rights, education, public accommodations or public services;
   (d)   To protect all persons from unfounded charges of discriminatory practices; and
   (e)   To effectuate this policy by means of public information and education, mediation and conciliation, and enforcement.
(1957 Rev. Ords., § 2.1801; 1972 Code, § 13-2; 1992 Code, § 21.5-2)  (Ord. 2700, passed 8-17-1970; Ord. 52-73, passed 6-25-1973; Ord. 63-86, passed 6-23-1986; Ord. 51-91, passed 6-10-1991)