City Council Updates Anti-Discrimination, Animal-Tethering Laws

Jun 5, 2018

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Expanding and updating anti-discrimination protections, and placing further restrictions on how animals can be tethered were both on tap for the Columbia City Council’s meeting Monday night.

The council also heard from Columbia residents about traffic calming on Rollins Road, and the previously-approved Shepard-Rollins trail project.

Anti-discriminationlaws updated

The council approved an amendment to the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance, which bars discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation. The revised language added five protected categories, prohibiting discrimination based on a person’s citizenship status or gender expression and whether the person is a victim of sexual or domestic violence, receiving government assistance or obtaining or applying for a protection order.

The vote was unanimous in favor of the changes.

There was no public comment on this issue. Mayor Brian Treece said he was ...

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