City Attorney Chris Melcher has scheduled a closed executive session today with City Council to talk about “proposed changes” to the ordinance that resurrected the controversial Human Relations Commission.
The agenda doesn’t provide any more information.
Milligan said she only has a “vague sense” of what those issues are.
“I vaguely think that there’s something about the way the ordinance would apply to city employees that from Melcher’s standpoint is problematic,” she said. “I don’t know the nuances of it, but that’s my understanding of it.”
At this point, Milligan said, the Citizens Project is not concerned and has no reason to believe that the ordinance would be significantly modified.
“We fully trust in City Council to make the right decisions to strengthen and bolster the Human Relations Commission,” she said.
“Whatever the origins of the closed inspection of the ordinance, whatever the origins might be, I think that everyone is interested in this point in ensuring the continuation and the integrity of the Human Relations Commission.”