Action taken by the City Council during the meeting of: Thursday, July 21, 2022

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Management Services
1. Approve an ordinance amending Chapters 5-1, 5-2, 5-3, and 5-4 of the City Code to prohibit discrimination based on reproductive health action in housing, public accommodations, employment, and employment by City contractors, and to make a correction to Part 5 of Ordinance No. 20220609-043.
Item(s) from Council
2. Approve a resolution affirming the City’s commitment to protecting the right of individuals to make their own reproductive healthcare decisions, limiting the use of City funds for collecting or maintaining information concerning abortions or other reproductive healthcare actions, and de-prioritizing enforcement of criminal laws concerning abortions and other reproductive healthcare actions.
3. Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to explore the City’s ability to conduct a public education program on long-term birth control, including vasectomies and to provide Council with an update; and to ensure health insurance for City employees and their spouses cover low-cost birth control, including vasectomies.
4. Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to evaluate and make recommendations on benefits for City employees to support reasonable access to reproductive health care services that are no longer lawfully available in Texas.
5. Staff briefing on the City’s current capacity and future plans for emergency responses to extreme heat and cold, including those instances that are concurrent with State or local grid power outages.


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