Objective 3: Shared Opportunities

Provide increased opportunities for everyone, and enable all people in full participate in the social, educational, economic and civic life of the community.

1. Incorporate diverse populations into neighborhoods.

a. Ensure that the governmental development review process incorporates diversity standards.

Recommended Responsible Party: Zoning authorities

b. Increase the supply and distribution of affordable, decent, safe and sanitary housing for all groups in the community.

Recommended Responsible Party: Private builders and housing assistance providers

c. Encourage neighborhoods to include lower income housing into their neighborhoods

Recommended Responsible Party: Diversity Council, Neighborhood Council, and United Way

2. Facilitate the economic participation of minorities in the community.

a. Eliminate discrimination and encourage inclusive hiring polices

Recommended Responsible Party: Area employers and Human Rights Commission

Measures: Rates of unemployment, underemployment and business ownership

b. Increase the accessibility and convenience of transportation to those with limited mobility.

Recommended Responsible Party: Area employers and transportation providers

c. Increase the availability and convenience of affordable, decent, safe, sanitary and culturally appropriate child care.

Recommended Responsible Party: Child Care Resource and Referral, area employers, child care providers and Family Action Collaborative (FACES)

3. Enforce human rights in accordance with Minnesota Statutes

a. Create a county-wide Human Rights Commission

Recommended Responsible Party: County Board (accomplished 1998)

b. Adopt a county-wide Human Rights Ordinance to include all protected classes covered by Minnesota Statutes

Recommended Responsible Party: County Board (accomplished Summer 1998)

c. Provide staff to assist the County Human Rights Commission in mediating diversity conflicts

Recommended Responsible Party: County Board (accomplished 1998)

d. Monetary restitution for human rights offense awarded by Administrative Law Judge

Recommended Responsible Party: County Board

e. Empower the County Human Rights Commission to refer human rights cases to the County Attorney

Recommended Responsible Party: County Board

4. Improve the internal diversity performance of community institutions.

a. Ensure that institutions in the community include diversity as a priority in their own planning and programming.

Recommended Responsible Party: Private, non-profit and government institutions

5. Ensure equal access to services on the part of minority clients and customers.

a. Implement actions (as funding requirements) to ensure that services, activities and programs are reaching minority populations.

 

 

 

21st Century Diversity Strategic Plan for Diversity

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Manual Navigation

21st Century Partnership - Community Strategic Plan for Diversity (Under Re-construction).

Back in May 1999 Olmsted County led the formation of a 21st Century Partnership to research and propose what it would take for Olmsted County to be a leader in the 21st Century. This document attempts to bring back some of that information for re-use.

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Manual Navigation

21st Century Partnership - Community Strategic Plan for Diversity (Under Re-construction).

Back in May 1999 Olmsted County led the formation of a 21st Century Partnership to research and propose what it would take for Olmsted County to be a leader in the 21st Century. This document attempts to bring back some of that information for re-use.

All content on a single page