On January 4, 2023, Swissvale Borough Council unanimously approved Ordinance #23-01, an Ordinance that prohibits discrimination in housing, commercial property, employment and public accommodations. The Ordinance also provides for the creation of the Swissvale Borough Human Relations Commission (HRC) which will review cases of alleged discrimination and adjudicate said claims. The HRC will have the authority to levy fines against those they find guilty of discrimination.
Council is seeking residents and business owners interested in hearing potential cases of discrimination in the borough to serve on the Swissvale Human Relations Commission. Five members will be appointed to the commission and will meet as needed to review, discuss and adjudicate allegations of discrimination. Initial terms will be for one, two or three years. Renewal terms will be for three years.
The deadline for all applications will be March 31, 2023. Interested residents and business owners should send a letter of interest and resume via email to the Borough Manager or drop off physical documents at 7600 Evans Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15218.