One year ago, Scottsdale adopted its anti-discrimination ordinance

Adopted unanimously by the City Council April 20, 2021, the ordinance is part of the city’s commitment to a Scottsdale free from discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability anywhere within city limits. 

“Our anti-discrimination ordinance aligns with long-standing community values: we welcome diversity, affirm true equality and embrace everyone who visits, works or lives here,” said Mayor David D. Ortega. “Together, we are Scottsdale.”

The ordinance protects people in Scottsdale from discrimination in the sale or rental of housing, in businesses that serve the public, and in employment.

“Mayor Ortega and the Scottsdale City Council took a strong stance against discrimination by unanimously passing this ordinance,” Diversity Program Director Jackie Johnson said.  

“It is an important part of making sure everyone in Scottsdale enjoys our community. Together, we value the rich contributions of all people and understand that embracing diversity makes us a stronger and more resourceful.”

Learn more about the ordinance at, search “discrimination.”


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