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File #: 31064    Version: Name: AMENDED Affirming and Supporting the “Statement of Principles for the Homeless”.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/26/2013 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 10/15/2013 Final action: 10/15/2013
Enactment date: 10/17/2013 Enactment #: RES-13-00805
Title: AMENDED - Affirming and Supporting the “Statement of Principles for the Homeless”.
Sponsors: Anita Weier, Marsha A. Rummel, Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, Michael E. Verveer, David Ahrens, Maurice S. Cheeks, Joseph R. Clausius, Mark Clear, Lauren Cnare, Denise DeMarb, Sue Ellingson, Steve King, Larry Palm, Matthew J. Phair, Scott J. Resnick, Chris Schmidt, Lisa Subeck, Ledell Zellers
Attachments: 1. v.1
Fiscal Note
No appropriation required.
Title
AMENDED - Affirming and Supporting the "Statement of Principles for the Homeless".
Body
WHEREAS, the Equal Opportunities Commission met on September 12, 2013; and,
 
WHEREAS, members of the Equal Opportunities Commission discussed and recommended the drafting of a resolution to support a "Statement of Principles for the Homeless"; and,
 
WHEREAS, the following is the "Statement of Principles for the Homeless":
 
We believe that the rights, privacy and property of people who are homeless should be adequately safeguarded under the policies of the City of Madison.
 
We believe each person who is homeless should have a right to:
·      Access the basic requirements necessary for sustaining life, including shelter, sanitation medical care, clothing and food,
·      Move freely in public spaces, in the same manner as other persons, without harassment or intimidation. from law enforcement officers,
·      Have equal opportunities for employment,
·      Exercise full citizenship and civil involvement, including registering to vote and voting,
·      Have personal information protected,
·      Have a reasonable expectation of security and privacy in his or her personal property,
·      Receive equal treatment by state, county and municipal agencies
 
 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Mayor and the Madison Common Council do hereby affirm and support the "Statement of Principles for the Homeless".