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File #: 54813    Version: 1 Name: Extending the Civil Rights Compliance Plan deadline until December 31, 2019 to allow the Department of Civil Rights to investigate the impacts these changes will have and incorporate those impacts into the plan.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/21/2019 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 2/26/2019 Final action: 2/26/2019
Enactment date: 3/1/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00121
Title: Extending the Civil Rights Compliance Plan deadline until December 31, 2019 to allow the Department of Civil Rights to investigate the impacts these changes will have and incorporate those impacts into the plan.
Sponsors: Matthew J. Phair
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsWatch
2/26/20191 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Not available
2/21/20191 Civil Rights Department RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Not available
Fiscal Note
No appropriation required.
Title
Extending the Civil Rights Compliance Plan deadline until December 31, 2019 to allow the Department of Civil Rights to investigate the impacts these changes will have and incorporate those impacts into the plan.
Body
WHEREAS, Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act provides that no person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance; and,

WHEREAS the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 broadened the scope of Title VI coverage by expanding the definition of terms “programs and activities” to include all programs and activities of Federal Aid Recipients, subrecipients, and contractors, whether such programs and activities are federally assisted or not; and,

WHEREAS, the City of Madison adopted Resolution RES-13-00828 declaring its intent to adopt an equity impact model; and equity model is necessary to meet the requirements for Environmental Justice under Title VI; and,

WHEREAS, the City of Madison adopted Resolution RES-18-00164 approving a comprehensive Language Access Plan that serves to meet requirements laid out in the Civil Rights Compliance Plan; and,

WHEREAS, enforcement of Title VI requirements is spread across City departments with varying levels of existing enforcement, and the City of Madison recognizes the need for a more comprehensive plan with centralized administration; and,

WHEREAS, Madison General Ordinances Sec. 39.02 requires that a Civil Rights Compliance Plan be developed and submitted to the Mayor and Common Council for approval in order to maintain City compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, that the Department of Civil Rights coordinates the development and implementation of individual department plans for civil rights compliance; and,

WHEREAS, the Civil Rights C...

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