(Substituted by Ordinance No. 165383; amended by Ordinance No. 171993, effective February 11, 1998.) The City of Portland has a compelling governmental interest in prohibiting discrimination in programs, activities, services, benefits and employment whether carried out by the City itself or through a contractor with whom the City arranges to carry out its programs and activities. In addition to provision found elsewhere in this Code, provisions relating to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and civil rights are specifically to be found in Chapter 4.02 and Chapter 23.01. The City of Portland’s policies and programs relating to affirmative action are contained in its annual Affirmative Action Plan. Individual City bureaus may have specific programs designed to further the broad goals of equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and civil rights. It is unlawful to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation or source of income in programs, activities, services, benefits, and employment whether carried out by the City of Portland, directly or through a contractor or any other entity with whom the City of Portland arranges to carry out its programs and activities except as allowed by federal law, rules and regulations.
Most City of Portland offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 17, to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day.