A proposal to eliminate a question on job applications about an applicant’s criminal convictions will be subject to a vote on Tuesday by city lawmakers.
The Common Council will consider a proposal to “ban the box” on applications produced by employers in the city. Once a job application is submitted, interviewers would be free to ask applicants whether they have prior convictions.
Certain employers, including law enforcement agencies, those who work with vulnerable populations, and those with less than 15 employees would be exempt from the law.
The Council’s Legislation Committee sent it to the full Council without recommendation as to whether it should be approved or not, though Council President Richard A. Fontana noted that all of the feedback to the proposal has been positive.
The Council meets at 2 p.m. in Council Chambers.
Also this week:
• The Buffalo Urban Development Corp. will meet at noon Tuesday in the Erie County Industrial Development Agency offices at 143 Genesee St.
• The Buffalo Sewer Authority will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Room 1038 of City Hall.
• The Zoning Board will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Room 901 of City Hall.
• The Preservation Board will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday in Room 901 of City Hall.