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CITY EXCESSIVE FORCE POLICY – RESOLUTON No. 2016-7

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF NEZPERCE, IDAHO, ADOPTING A POLICY PROHIBITING THE USE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE AGAINST NONVIOLENT CIVIL RIGHTS DEMONSTRATORS

WHEREAS the Congress of the United States has passed the Armstrong/Walker “Excessive Force” Amendment (Section 104 (L)(1) of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 as amended) prohibiting the use of excessive force by a local law enforcement agency against any individual engaged in nonviolent civil rights demonstration within its jurisdiction;

AND WHEREAS the City of Nezperce has received an Idaho Community Development Block Grant and is required to comply with the Armstrong/Walker “Excessive Force” Amendment;

AND WHEREAS the use of excessive force against demonstrators may cause the CITY to lose its grant or eligibility for future federal grants;

NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Mayor and Council of the City of Nezperce, Idaho:

Section 1: It is POLICY of the CITY that excessive force by local law enforcement agencies shall not be used against individuals engaged in lawful and nonviolent civil rights demonstrations within the City boundaries.

Section 2: The City Council directs the Police Chief to implement this resolution by amending applicable police department procedures.

Passed by the City Coumcil, City of Nezperce, Idaho.

Dated June 14, 2016

Steve A. Bateman, Mayor

ATTEST Rhonda J. Schmidt

Published in City of Nezperce Web Site June 25, 2016

City of Nezperce

Nezperce, Idaho

RESOLUTION No. R2016-6

FAIR HOUSING RESOLUTION

LET IT BE KNOWN TO ALL PERSONS OF the City of Nezperce that discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender or national origin in the sale, rental, leasing or financing of housing or land to be used for construction of housing or in the provision of brokerage services is prohibited by Title VIII of the 1968 Civil Rights Act (Federal Fair Housing Law).

It is the policy of the City of Nezperce to encourage equal opportunity in housing for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, gender or national origin. The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 expands coverage to include disabled persons and families with children. Therefore, the City does hereby pass the following Resolution.

BE IT RESOLVED that within available resources the City will assist all persons who feel they have been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability or family status to seek equity under federal and state laws by referring to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Fair Housing Equal Opportunity, Compliance Division.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City shall publicize this Resolution and through this publicity shall encourage owners of real estate, developers and builders to become aware of their respective responsibilities and rights under the Federal Fair Housing Law and amendments and any applicable state or local laws or ordinances.

SAID PROGRAM will at a minimum include: 1) publicizing this resolution; 2)posting applicable fair housing information in prominent public areas; 3) providing fair housing information to the public; 4) preparing a fair housing assessment and 5) declaring April as Fair Housing Month.

This resolution shall take effect June 14, 2016.

ATTEST Rhonda J. Schmidt

Steve A. Bateman, Mayor

Published in City of Nezperce Web Site June 25, 2016

Nuisance Ordinance:
The City of Nezperce has a Nuisance Ordinance that requires property be kept clean (grass not longer than 6 inches in height and weeds and other growth not to exceed 12 inches in height) including the removal of unsightly items and unauthorized vehicles.

“Unauthorized Vehicles”
Anything other than a lawfully registered motor vehicle and its lawfully connected trailer, including but not limited to, the following: any snowmobile, any boat, any trailer, which is not connected by means of a lawful hitch to an operating, lawfully registered motor vehicle, any camper shell or camper not mounted on a vehicle, any storage containers, excluding a city authorized garbage containers when located in conformance with city regulations, any vehicle reported stolen and not yet recovered and any recreation vehicles which remains parked on a street longer than authorized in this code.”

Roll-offs by the Nezperce School are – brown dumpster for houselold garbage and white roll-off for yard debris.


City of Nezperce
http://www.cityofnezperce.com/staticpages/index.php?page=20160502121700339

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