City Council set to dissolve the Human Relations Commission

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Following a thorough and robust review process, City Council has begun the process of dissolving the Human Relations Commission (HRC). During the review process, it has been determined that the enabling legislation that established the Human Relations Commission no longer aligns with the legislative function of City Council.

The first reading of the ordinance to dissolve the HRC will take place on the April 26, 2022 Regular Meeting.

Since 2020, City Council has established the Law Enforcement Transparency and Accountability Commission and the City has prioritized equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts including the establishment of a Community Diversity and Outreach Manager. Should a legislative need arise in the future, the City Council will re-evaluate the need for a new Commission that addresses areas of human relations.

As part of the 2020-2024 City Council Strategic Plan, City Council has prioritized reviewing all City Council Appointed Boards, Commissions, and Committees to ensure they are serving City Council’s legislative role. This review has included the transition of the Commission on Aging to Pike’s Peak Area Council of Governments and the dissolution of Food Policy Advisory Board with the creation of Sustainability Advisory Board.

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