Agenda for Regular Meeting

09/01/2016 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

All Council

  • Sympathy Henry E. Spencer

D. Brown/Gregory

  • Sympathy The Honorable William T. Quillen


  • Recognize Raheemah M. Jabbar-Bey


  • Recognize Eastside Businesses – Bennie’s Big Scoop, James Jesse Barber and Beauty Shop, and Walnut Street Deli

Legislative Business

Theopalis K. Gregory: President (Chukwuocha presenting on behalf of Gregory)

Agenda Item #4256 - Resolution 16-067
Supporting Community Organizations Efforts Pertaining to Workplace Allegations and Concerns such as Harassment, Intimidation, etc. at All Levels of Government

This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, the Council would be expressing its support for ongoing efforts by the Interdenominational Ministers Action Council, the NAACP State Conference and the Delaware Faith in Action Council to expose and end all forms of racism, discrimination, harassment, bigotry and sexism in the workplace in State government and in any private or public workplace in the State. The Resolution notes that these efforts to expose workplace discrimination serve as a powerful reminder that such issues do occur, but are unfortunate and unacceptable.

Sherry Dorsey Walker: 6th Councilmanic District

Agenda Item #4257 - Ordinance 16-045
Referred to the Housing, Licenses and Inspections Committee
To Amend Chapter 5 of the Wilmington City Code Relating to Providing Tenants with Information on how to Register to Vote in the State of Delaware

This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, the Council would be amending Chapter 5 of the City Code related to rental dwelling units. Specifically, the Ordinance creates a new section of the law requiring landlords to provide information to tenants who are 18 years and older about how to register to vote in Delaware. The information, which can be either electronic or paper copies of the State’s registration application or an electronic link to the State Elections Department website, must be given to all tenants at or prior to the time the tenants take possession of the rental property. The Ordinance notes that with a large portion of the City housing stock consisting of rental units and with a wide gap between those who are eligible to vote and those who are registered, a new voter information law will help increase voter registration rolls and thus improve citizen participation in City government.

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