It is the desire o the city council to foster and encourage the growth and development of the city in a manner that will assure to all persons equal opportunity to live and workfree if discrimination imposed because of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry or physical or mental handicap. The city government shall direct its efforts and resources toward eliminating any discriminatory practices within the city in the areas of housing, employment, city services and programs, law enforcement and public accommodation.
In order to accomplish the policy set forth, there is hereby established a commission known as the equal opportunity and housing commission consisting of nine members who are broadly representative of the religious, racial, ethnic and economic groups in the city, to be appointed by the mayor upon consideration of recommendations from representative or constituent groups, with the advice and consent of the city council.
All nine members of the commission shall be inhabitants of the city. Membership of the commission shall be composed of one member who has housing-related expertise, one member of a minority group, one member from the local branch of the NAACP, one member from the ministerial alliance, and five at-large members appointed by the mayor with the consent of the city council.
The members of the commission shall serve a term of four years or until their successor is appointed and confirmed.
The commission meets quarterly on the 4th Thursday of January, April, July, and October at 5:30pm in the City Hall Council chambers.
City Staff: Julie Adair, Recording Secretary