County council Recognizes Anniversary of SLCo Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Salt Lake County’s Nondiscrimination Ordinance celebrates its 20th Anniversary this month.
On September 30, 1992, County Commission Chair Jim Bradley and Commissionaer Randy Horiuchi approved Ordinance 1212 prohibiting discrimination in government services and government employment based on age, marital status, color, national origin, sexual orientation, race or religion.
Ordinance 1212 was originally written by David Nelson, a citizen of Salt Lake County and advocate for equal rights and over the years equal opportunity has remained a priority for the County Council and Mayor, as exhibited through efforts such as the adoption of the Salt Lake County Diversity Action Plan for 2011 – 2013 and continued assessment and adoption of nondiscrimination policies and ordinances that reflect the highest standards and practices of equal opportunity rights.
At the time it was the first nondiscrimination ordinance approved by a local government in the State of Utah.
Mayor Peter Corroon and the County Council will formally adopt the resolution honoring the 20th anniversary at its 4 p.m. Meeting today.
This ordinance was read on the first floor in the County Council Chambers in celebration of the event where it was approved unanimously. Just as in 1992, County Commision Chair Jim Bradley and Commisioner Randy Horiuchi were there to help remember and approve the ordinance. Commisioner Brent Overson was also there to witness the reading and the signing of the ordinance.
After the ordinance was read, it was signed by Utah Mayor Peter M. Corroon, Randy Horiuchi and many other leaders.

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