At the January 11th Irvine City Council meeting, the Council voted to make the temporary Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee a permanent City committee and to expand it from 5 to 7 members.
As the first of its kind in Orange County, the committee builds on the history of the Human Rights Ordinance that former Mayor and current City Councilmember Larry Agran helped establish in Irvine back in 1988. It barred discrimination in housing, employment and business in Irvine on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, as well as physical disability, sex, marital status and sexual orientation.
That 1988 Human Rights Ordinance laid the foundation for Irvine’s rise as the most diverse, thoroughly integrated community in America.
The newly established Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is intended to ensure that our City continues to build upon its long, stellar record of inclusiveness!
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