PROGRESS! Delta Township Breezes Through First Consideration of Non-Discrimination Ordinance

Last night, the Delta Township Board of Trustees voted 6-0* to introduce a comprehensive non-discrimination ordinance. The Board of Trustees first discussed the ordinance in May. The Board has carefully considered the issues presented by their constituents and have asked questions. The Delta Township Board of Trustees usually moves very efficiently through their agenda and […]

DELTA TOWNSHIP TO INTRODUCE NON-DISCRIMINATION ORDINANCE

Tonight, Monday, September 16, the Delta Township Board of Trustees will introduce a non-discrimination ordinance. The Board has been working diligently on this issue since late May. They have discussed, revised, listened to testimony, and discussed the issue again. The result of this hard work is a comprehensive ordinance that will prohibit housing, employment, and […]

A Crash Course in Public Comments

Delivering testimony sounds scary. It’s intimidating. The word “testimony” alone conjures up images of courtrooms, cross examinations, and stern judges. I think that’s one of the reasons why so many municipalities refer to their time when the public can speak as “public comment” time.  A comment is certainly far less intimidating than “testimony. More than […]

Update: Delta Township makes progress on a non-discrimination ordinance

Last night, August 5, the Delta Township Board of Trustees continued discussions about a proposed ordinance that would prohibit housing, employment, and public accommodations discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.  The ordinance is *this* close to being ready for publication. Even a quick glance at the Delta Township ordinance is enough […]

Equality is spreading

The One Capital Region campaign saw a huge victory this week when Meridian Township passed their fair housing ordinance. However, we weren’t the only ones celebrating this week. One Capital Region is actually part of a much larger team that works around the state to pass and defend non-discrimination ordinances. This week, our entire team […]