Vallejo looks to assess discrimination in city with new commission

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Anonymous

Vallejo, CA

#1 Oct 23, 2013
Vallejo looks to assess discrimination in city with new commission
http://www.timesheraldonline.com/news/ci_2436...

Crafting a citywide non-discrimination policy will be among the first priorities of a still under-development new city commission.

The commission will revive the former Human Relations Commission under a new name and give it an expanded role. The panel has been approved by the Vallejo City Council but not yet formed. On Tuesday, the council agreed unanimously to bring together the city's disparate equality regulations "under one umbrella," at the request of Councilwoman Stephanie Gomes.

"This is one of the first big bites that they can chew," Gomes said of the new commission.

Mayor Osby Davis asked the city manager and city attorney if putting together an ordinance could be fit into either department's existing duties. He was told that the council would have to reset priorities and move other efforts down the list to really focus on the issue. However, harnessing the still-pending commission will provide some assistance -- and time -- for the effort to move forward, City Attorney Claudia Quintana said.

On a related topic, the council approved a proclamation naming this as "Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week." A speaker who asked for the city's support of the proclamation said she has spoken in many cities, and Vallejo was the first to recognize "gender identity" as an area to be protected from bullying. The woman commended Vallejo's inclusion of the issue as "a real step forward."

In other meeting items, the council chambers was nearly filled with people wearing the aquamarine shirts of the Vallejo Aquatic Club. They turned out in force to recognize coach Wayne "Tuffy" Williams' retirement.

The council also voted unanimously to update the city's fire codes and fees, and dropped from the evening's agenda a plan to discuss offering city legal support to Gomes in a Fair Political Practices Commission administrative proceeding, as the case against her was dismissed.
Anonymous

Vallejo, CA

#3 Oct 23, 2013
Wanglow, you're right about Obama. Look at the breaking news today in the UK Daily Mail - Saudis breaking diplomatic ties with US because of Obama regime policy on Syria - "major rift" is how the UK newspaper puts it. So Obama's muslim background and bowing to the Saudis before apparently isn't helping him with the Saudi ruling family. Agree with your view that we have a person in the White House that should have never been there in the first place. This is not good, as this "major rift" will threaten our oil supplies that we need, possibly another 70s style oil crisis might be on the way for us.
holders people

American Canyon, CA

#4 Oct 23, 2013
this is the bullshit that the democrats shovel our way. black are committing thousands of crimes and to mention it is discrimination.
again, bullshit, I hate democrats!
Hogans Goat

Vallejo, CA

#5 Oct 23, 2013
Whites ARE the minority in Vallejo these days, NOW do we get our month of recognition?!
BigDaddy

Oxnard, CA

#6 Oct 23, 2013
holders people wrote:
this is the bullshit that the democrats shovel our way. black are committing thousands of crimes and to mention it is discrimination.
again, bullshit, I hate democrats!
'you people' shut down the country, people lose their jobs, people get arrested for walking near a state park and you have the nerve to hate ANYTHING!

What a group of idiots on this blog.'white people' put on your BIG GIRL panties and deal with it. This down fall of our Country started with your cousin george bush and his son barrak george bush obama is keeping it going.
To BigDaddy

Vallejo, CA

#7 Oct 24, 2013
Hatred for the right/white/male is getting stale. Go f*** yourself, it is cost free.
Salty Dog

Vallejo, CA

#8 Oct 24, 2013
To BigDaddy wrote:
Hatred for the right/white/male is getting stale. Go f*** yourself, it is cost free.
Daddy-o needs to check his rose colored glasses. Its affecting his brain and his revisionist history.
BigDaddy

Oxnard, CA

#9 Oct 24, 2013
To BigDaddy wrote:
Hatred for the right/white/male is getting stale. Go f*** yourself, it is cost free.
'white guys' so stupid. Just like your 'white' fathers, "I have a lot of white friends, everybody should have one"

Not hate of the white race. Just tired of you 'white guys' spewing your hate of the Black race.

This is 2013! get a clue 'white guys' you are getting 'stale'

Major issue in Vallejo. Needs the HELP of all the people of Vallejo.
BigDaddy

Oxnard, CA

#10 Oct 24, 2013
Salty Dog wrote:
<quoted text>
Daddy-o needs to check his rose colored glasses. Its affecting his brain and his revisionist history.
'sd' how you doing?

'uts' must be your son!!

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