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File #: 71581    Version: 1 Name: Accepting Gender-Inclusive language in adopted City Plans
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/17/2022 In control: Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development
On agenda: 6/21/2022 Final action: 6/21/2022
Enactment date: 6/24/2022 Enactment #: RES-22-00476
Title: Accepting Gender-Inclusive language in adopted City Plans
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Regina M. Vidaver, Jael Currie, Keith Furman, Grant Foster
Attachments: 1. Gender-Inclusive Language Amendments to Plans.pdf

Fiscal Note

No City appropriation is required.


Accepting Gender-Inclusive language in adopted City Plans


HEREAS, in November, 2020, the City of Madison Mayor issued Administrative Procedure Memorandum (APM) No. 2-52, titled, “Inclusive Workplace - Transgender, Gender Non-conforming, and Non-binary Employees”; and


WHEREAS, a Gender-Inclusive Language Style Guide was provided as a resource associated with APM No. 2-52; and


WHEREAS, Planning Division staff are committed to utilizing gender-inclusive language in the workplace, during formal meetings of City of Madison Boards, Committees, and Commissions, in written communication and in formal documents to be adopted by the City of Madison Common Council; and


WHEREAS, following review of the Language Style Guide, staff recognized the presence of gendered language or unnecessary references to gender in twenty-six (26) adopted City of Madison plans; and


WHEREAS, Planning Division staff has suggested a series of edits consistent with the Language Style Guide to ensure gender-inclusive language while avoiding impacts on the substance of plan content and recommendations.


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that existing, formally adopted City Plans are modified as suggested to ensure gender-inclusive language.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that staff will continue to utilize the Language Style Guide associated with APM No. 2-52 to ensure gender-inclusive language in future plans and policies to be considered by the Common Council for adoption.