i MINUTES OF .THE REGULAR MEETING OF
<br />EDINA VILUGE COUNCIL HELD
<br />JULY 15, 1968, EDINA VILLAGE HALL I.
<br />Members answering rollcall were Councilmen Courtney, Johnson, Shaw, VanValkenburg
<br />and Mayor Bredesen.
<br />MINUTES of the meeting of June 17, 1968, were approved as submitted by motion of
<br />Councilman VanValkenburg, seconded by 'Councilman Johnson and carried.
<br />HUMAN RIGHTS ORDINANCE NO. 4 ADOPTED AT SECOND READING.
<br />Rights Ordinance No. 4 for Second Reading.
<br />questionnaires to the people who had volunteered to serve on the Commission in*
<br />order that he could study the qualifications of each applicant.
<br />ney then offered Ordinance No; 4 for Second Reading and moved its adoption as
<br />follows :
<br />Mr. Hyde presented Human
<br />Mayor Bredesen noted that he had sent
<br />Councilman Court-
<br />ORDINANCE cN0. 4
<br />LOCAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION IN
<br />THE VILLAGE OF EDINA,
<br />AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A r
<br />AND DEFINING ITS POWERS AND DUTIES
<br />WHEREAS. it is the puhlic policy of the Village Council of the Village of
<br />Edina and the School Board of Independent School District No. 273, Minnesota, to
<br />secure for all individuals in the community, freedom from discrimination because
<br />of race, color, creed, religion;- or national origin, in connection with employment,
<br />housing and real property, public accommodations, public services, and education,
<br />Department of Human Rights and other agencies in their programs of human rights,
<br />improve the human relations climate of the community,
<br />WHEREAS,. the Village Council desires to cooperate with the State of Minnesota
<br />WHEREAS, the Village Council and the School Board also jointly desire to
<br />NOW, THEREFORE, THE VILLAGE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF EDINA, MINNESOTA, ORDAINS:
<br />Section 1. Establishment and Purpose of Human Rights Cormhission. The Edina
<br />Human Relations Commission is hereby established to aid and advise the Village
<br />Council and the School Board of Independent School District No. 273 in securing
<br />for all individuals of the community, freedom from discrimination because of race,
<br />color, creed, religion, or national origin in connection with employment, housing
<br />and real property, public accommodations, public services, and education, to
<br />assist in the implementation of such programs as shall be undertaken by said
<br />Council and Board, and to carry out the investigative, study and report-making
<br />and all other functions assigned to local human rights commissions by Minnesota
<br />Statutes, Chapter 363, as amended.
<br />Sec .
<br />bers, all
<br />7 from a 3
<br />2. Membership of Commission. The commission shall consist of 14 mem-
<br />appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Village Council, but
<br />.ist of candidates prepared by the Mayor and Council, and 7 from a list
<br />presented to the Council by the School Board.
<br />Edina resident who is a high school or college student, one member of the Council,
<br />and five other residents; the latter list shall include one Edina resident who is
<br />a high school student, one member of the School Board, and five other residents.
<br />Members of the Commission shall be appointed with due regard to their fitness for
<br />the efficient dispatch of the functions, powers and duties vested in and imposed
<br />upon the Commission.
<br />three years, except for the high school or college students and elected officials
<br />who shall be appointed for terms of one year each.
<br />didates on each list, one shall be appointed for a term of one year, two for a
<br />term of two years, and two for a term of three years.
<br />term of office a member shall continue to serve until his successor- shall have
<br />been appointed. Any person appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the
<br />expiration of the term for which his predecessor was appointed shall be appointed
<br />for the remainder of such term. Whenever the term of a member originally pro-
<br />posed by the School Board expires, or such member vacates his office, his succes-
<br />sor shall likewise be chosen from a list of candidates presented by the School
<br />Board. Members of the Commission shall serve without compensation and may resign
<br />voluntarily or be removed from office by majority vote of the Village Council.
<br />The former list shall include one
<br />Members of the Commission shall be appointed for terms of
<br />From the five remaining can-
<br />Upon the expiration of his
<br />Sec. 3. Duties of the Commission. The Cokission shall study and review
<br />programs and policies of the Village of Edina and Independent School District
<br />. No. 273, and aid and advise the Village Council and School Board on active pro-
<br />grams of education, community policy and action directed to create for all indiv-
<br />iduals the opportunity to obtain employment, housing, and other real estate, and
<br />full and equal utilization of public accommodations, public services, and educa-
<br />tional institutions without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion,
<br />or national origin. The Commission shall transmit copies of minutes of all meetings