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  • Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission

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Mission Statement

The Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR) implements the City's Civil Rights policies through public information and education as stated in the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances. The primary objective of the Commission is to promote and protect the civil rights of the people of Minneapolis.

Description

Established in 1975, the Civil Rights Commission implements the City's Civil Rights policies through public information, education, mediation, conciliation and enforcement as stated in the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances. The primary objective of the Commission is to promote and protect the civil rights of the citizens of Minneapolis.

The Commission's purpose:

  • To provide leadership in the areas of civil rights
  • To encourage and educate the public in the promotion of civil rights
  • To ensure that each Commissioner is kept up to date on the latest developments in the law and on community issues
  • To identify issues of principle concern to members of the community in the area of civil rights and set priorities and objectives
  • To develop a productive rapport with members of the City Council and Mayor's office
  • To advise the Mayor, City Council, and City agencies and departments with respect to Civil Right matters
  • To conduct research and studies to best carry out the objectives of the Civil Rights Ordinance
  • To enforce the Civil Rights Ordinance through education, conciliation, mediation and adjudication

There are 21 members on the Commission, appointed by the Mayor and the City Council. The appointment is for a three year term. Mayoral appointments are subject to approval by the City Council and Council appointments are subject to Mayoral consent.

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