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File #: 2019-143    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/6/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/7/2019 Final action:
Title: CONSIDERATION OF INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 19-1920, AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 16-1581 TO MODIFY THE NINTH AND TENTH RECITALS THEREOF TO REMOVE REFERENCES TO THE REPORT OF INVESTIGATION OF JIM DEAR DATED SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 19-1920
Report to Mayor and City Council
Thursday, February 07, 2019
Discussion


SUBJECT:
Title
CONSIDERATION OF INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 19-1920, AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 16-1581 TO MODIFY THE NINTH AND TENTH RECITALS THEREOF TO REMOVE REFERENCES TO THE REPORT OF INVESTIGATION OF JIM DEAR DATED SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

This item is on the agenda pursuant to Councilman Jim Dear's request. Ordinance No. 16-1581, as adopted in 2016, contained two recitals (the ninth and tenth recitals) referencing the report of investigation of then-City Clerk Jim Dear, dated September 29, 2015. The Report recommended that the City review its anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies and assure their applicability to interactions of all elected officials with City staff. Councilman Dear is not requesting rescission of the anti-harassment policy or the anti-discrimination policy. He is simply requesting that his name be stricken from the ordinance adopting these policies.
The attached proposed ordinance would amend Ordinance No. 16-1581 to modify the ninth and tenth recitals so as to remove all references to the report of investigation of Jim Dear dated September 29, 2015.


II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

Discuss and consider for INTRODUCTION for first reading by title only and with further reading waived, Ordinance No. 19-1920, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Carson, California, Amending City Ordinance No. 16-1581 to Modify the Ninth and Tenth Recitals Thereof.


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III. ALTERNATIVES

TAKE other action the Council deems appropriate.


IV. BACKGROUND

The City Council adopted Ordinance No. 16-1581 in 2016 to establish a City-wide Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Policy by Adding Chapter 11 (Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Policy) to Article II (Administration) of the Carson Municipal Code and to ensure such policies would equally apply to all elected officials and staff.
The ninth recital of Ordinance No....

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