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This ordinance amends the administrative code of the city of New York requiring city agencies and agency contractors to provide free language assistance services to limited English proficient individuals.
This model ordinance/executive order prohibits agencies, officers, or employees from inquiring about the immigration status of any individual applying for or receiving any service of benefit, on behalf of oneself or another, unless immigration status information is specifically required by federal or state law as a condition of receipt of such service or benefit and where immigration status information is a condition of receipt of the service or benefit, the agency, officer, or employee shall make only those inquiries necessary to determine whether an applicant or recipient is an immigrant qualified for such service or benefit. This ordinance/executive order requires that no agency, officer, or employee shall record information regarding the immigration status of an applicant for or recipient of any service or benefit unless required by federal or state law. Where federal or state law requires the recording of immigration status information, only that information specifically required shall be recorded.
The ordinance, in order to achieve the 'fair and just principle' embedded within the countywide strategic plan, requires that equity and justice be applied to every county action. The ordinance establishes an inter-branch team to facilitate accountability of and coordination by all branches, departments, agencies, and offices of county government regarding implementation of the fair and just principle. The ordinance requires that an annual report be designed and published for elected leadership, employees, and the public on the status and trends in equity in the county and implementation accountability measures.
This report contains hundreds of specific policy reforms spanning eight broad areas of local government policy and responsibility: economic development and job creation; infrastructure; municipal revenue; job standards; housing; education; health; and civil rights. In each area, the report first describes the importance of taking action on it and the general goals of progressive policy. Second, the report describes key proven strategies for reaching those goals and identifies several specific steps that cities can take toward their effective implementation within those strategies, citing specific examples in each case.
This ordinance amends the administrative code of San Francisco to require the Office of the City Clerk to issue a municipal identification card upon the request of a city resident and allows proof of identity and residency by means other than an applicant's national immigration status, citizenship status, social security number, or tax identification number.
The fact sheet outlines the public safety and access to services policy considerations supporting the New Haven municipal ID card, explaining that having an ID may encourage individuals to report crimes and open bank accounts, and will facilitate community integration for individuals who would not otherwise be able to gain access to parks, public beaches or other public facilities. The fact sheet also explains that in addition to serving as an identification card, the Elm City Resident Card will serve as a library card, provide access to municipal services and sites and offer a debit card component, which allows the user to load up to $150 to the card to be used to pay for parking meters and for goods and services at approximately 50 participating stores.
This ordinance prohibits public and private institutions and organizations from discriminating against individuals on the basis of any identity trait. This ordinance provides legal recourse for individuals who have been discriminated against and provides a specific listing of protected groups, classes, and traits that may be considered in allegations of discrimination.