On December 21, 2016, the South Pasadena City Council adopted the following resolution affirming the City's commitment to diversity and to safeguarding the civil rights, safety and dignity of all of our residents:
RESOLUTION NO. 7491
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SOUTH PASADENA, CALIFORNIA,
AFFIRMING THE CITY OF SOUTH PASADENA’S COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND TO SAFEGUARDING THE CIVIL RIGHTS, SAFETY AND DIGNITY OF ALL OF OUR RESIDENTS
WHEREAS, the City of South Pasadena believes that diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences of the American people – native and immigrant – makes our nation, communities, bonds between neighbors, and economies richer and stronger; and
WHEREAS, the City of South Pasadena is committed to protecting the civil rights and liberties of all of our residents, partnering with our community leaders to foster a positive dialogue and to speak against human injustices and abuses, and welcoming immigrants to our community; and
WHEREAS, the City of South Pasadena values all of its residents and recognizes the rights of individuals to live their lives with dignity, free of discrimination and intimidation because of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, immigration status, disability, housing status, economic status, or other social status; and
WHEREAS, the City Council stands firm with all our residents and will work with community to protect against acts of violence, intimidation and discrimination that are rooted in fear, ignorance, prejudice, and hate; and
WHEREAS, fostering a relationship of trust, respect, and open communication between City officials and residents is essential to the City’s mission of delivering efficient public services in partnership with our community which ensures public safety, a prosperous economic environment, opportunities for our youth, and a high quality of life for all residents.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SOUTH PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, DOES RESOLVE, DECLARE, DETERMINE AND ORDER AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1. The City of South Pasadena declares it the public policy of the City to be inclusive and to respect the inherent worth of every person, without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, immigration status, disability, housing status, economic status, political affiliation, or cultural practices.
SECTION 2. The City Clerk of the City of South Pasadena shall certify to the passage and adoption of this resolution and its approval by the City Council and shall cause the same to be listed in the records of the City.
PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED ON this 21st day of December, 2016.
I HEREBY CERTIFY the foregoing resolution was duly adopted by the City Council of the City of South Pasadena, California, at a regular meeting held on the 21st day of December, 2016, by the following vote:
AYES: JOE, KHUBESRIAN, MAHMUD, SCHNEIDER, AND MAYOR CACCIOTTI