Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

On Women’s Equality Day, Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles issued an executive directive mandating gender equity in city operations.  We are thrilled that the executive directive is inclusive of transgender women, and we are pleased to have been a resource for the Mayor as he prepared the executive directive.

As Ms. Magazine wrote in describing the order:

The progressive directive is the first of its kind, and has specific goals and criteria for populations that are considered “critical areas,” including transgender women, undocumented women, lesbian women, women of color, senior women, women living with HIV/AIDS, and young women and girls. The intersectional approach includes race, gender, ethnicity, age, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, health, marital status, religion, or sex assigned at birth.

The directive, which is available here, asserts that, “gender equity must permeate every level of City operations- as leaders, employers, and service providers.” Under the directive, city departments are required to submit Gender Equity Action Plans and collect and submit data on sex and gender to the Office of the Mayor.