This policy was adopted unanimously by the City Council of the City of Sonoma on June 17, 2019 as Resolution #25-2019.
Unlawful discrimination has no place at the City of Sonoma and offends the City's values which
include a commitment to equal opportunity and inclusion. The City of Sonoma is committed to
providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all including staff, clients, volunteers,
subcontractors, vendors, customers, and community.
The City of Sonoma, in accordance with applicable Federal and State law, does not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, ancestry / national origin, religion / creed, age, sex / gender, gender
identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer related or
genetic characteristics), marital status, familial status, or military/veteran status. The City also prohibits sexual harassment. Further, the City’s commitment requires that no retaliation shall occur because an individual filed a complaint of discrimination or in some other way opposed
The City of Sonoma is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take
affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment,
advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other
conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant. This Non-Discrimination
Policy also covers selection of volunteers and vendors, and access, provision, and treatment in
City services, programs and activities.
All City elected officials, appointed commissioners, employees, contractors, vendors,
contractors and consultants are expected to join with and uphold this commitment. City
contracts will include language regarding compliance with this policy.
The City of Sonoma supports the enforcement of fair housing laws that make it illegal to
discriminate in all aspects of housing operations including, renting or leasing, sales, mortgage
lending and insurance, advertising, practices such as restrictive covenants, and new
construction. The City commits to complying with these laws to ensure fair access and
treatment for all.