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Citizens Equal Opportunity Commission


Monitor and/or evaluate the Equal Opportunity Program of the City. Advise on a continuing basis, the Mayor, City Council, Civil Service Commission and other appropriate agencies of City government. Submit written quarterly reports for review by Rules Committee and Council. Assist in recruitment of competent historically under-represented, women and disabled. Promote the City of San Diego as an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals and firms desiring to contract with the City.


Appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Council.


Two-year terms and each member shall serve until a successor is appointed and qualified. The expiration date of all terms shall be January 1. The members shall be appointed in such manner that the terms of not more than six (6) members shall expire in any year. During January of each year, the Mayor may designate one member as Chairperson. In the absence of such designation, the Board shall on or after February 15, select a Chairperson from among its members. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term.

Members shall be limited to a maximum of eight (8) consecutive years in office and an interval of four (4) years must pass before such persons can be reappointed.


Eleven (11) Members. The board shall include one (1) representative from each of the following historically under-represented groups: Latino, African-American, Filipino, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander, Disabled, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender, Women, and Disabled Veterans. The remaining two (2) members shall be appointed from the City at large.

Governed By

PDF icon Municipal Code Section 26.16; Amended by Ordinance PDF icon O-19255 on 1/26/04. Amended by Ordinance PDF icon O-20782 on 1/18/17.

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