Human Rights and Equity Programs

Fairfax County, Virginia

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12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 318
Fairfax, VA 22035

Kenneth Saunders,
Director

August 7, 2019 Commission Meeting

Commission Meeting
8/07/2019 7:30 pm


COMMISSION MEMBERS

 

Present:

Commissioner Crawford

Commissioner Alton

Commissioner Bhinge

Commissioner Hudson

Commissioner Salinas

Commissioner Shipman

Commissioner Solon

Commissioner Torres

Director Saunders

Absent:

Commissioner Alber

Commissioner Malik

CALL TO ORDER

Commission Chair Gloria Crawford called the Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Commission meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

 

Approval of AgendaIt was moved by Commissioner Salinas and seconded by Commissioner Shipman that the August 7, 2019 agenda be approved as presented.  The motion passed by unanimous vote.

 

Approval of Minutes:  It was moved by Commissioner Torres and seconded by Commissioner Salinas that the June 19, 2019 minutes be approved as presented.  The motion passed by unanimous vote.

 

STAFF ISSUES:  Director Saunders informed the Commission on the June monthly report. The Staff met the balance scorecard goals for the month.

 

COMMISSION BUSINESS:

 

HRC #2016090PA - Appeal.  It was moved by Commissioner Torres and seconded by Commissioner Solon that staff findings be upheld, and this matter be dismissed due to no cause finding.  This motion passed by unanimous vote.

 

HRC# 2016103E- Appeal.  It was moved by Commissioner Torres and seconded by Commissioner Salinas that the staff finding be overturned and that a violation of the Human Rights Ordinance has occurred in this matter.  The motion passed by unanimous vote. 

 

HRC# 2019023H- FIR. It was moved by Commissioner Solon and seconded by Commissioner Hudson that this complaint be dismissed due to insufficient evidence that a violation of the Human Rights Ordinance has occurred consistent with the recommendation of OHREP.  The motion passed by unanimous vote.

 

HRC# 2015228E - Public Hearing Recommendation. It was moved by Commissioner Hudson and seconded by Commissioner Torres that a Public Hearing be scheduled in the matter of Lane v. Charter Communications, Inc. f/k/a Time Warner Cable.  The motion passed by unanimous vote.

 

HRC# 2014146E- Public Hearing Recommendation.  It was moved by Commissioner Salinas and seconded by Commissioner Solon that a Public Hearing not be scheduled in the matter of Mai v. Rite Aid.  The motion passed by unanimous vote.

 

HRC# 2015215E - Public Hearing Recommendation.  It was moved by Commissioner Solon and seconded by Commissioner Shipman that a Public Hearing not be scheduled in the matter of Malloy v. K12.  The motion passed by unanimous vote.

 

COMMUNITY CONCERNS:  Future Awards Program – On June 27, Commissioner Shipman and Commissioner Alton met to discuss recommendations to continue supporting the Human Rights Awards recognizing the recipients at the annual Fair Housing luncheon.  The nomination process will begin in December.  Commissioners Crawford and Shipman had an opportunity to speak with Margot Squires, Fair Housing Coordinator, and she suggested seeking a different organization in which the Commission could award an Employment Award and present the Fair Housing Award at the Fair Housing Luncheon.  The Awards Committee will work on a timeline and the share it with the Commissions.

 

PENDING BUSINESS:  Commissioner Training Dates -- Proposed date of August 21st, 2019, for the training on the OHREP Overview and Housing.  Proposed date of October 2nd for the Employment training.  Both Trainings will begin promptly at 7:00 in Suite 318.

 

NEW BUSINESS:  Fair Housing Task Force Representative -- The Task Force is looking for a new representative to attend the task force meetings.  The next scheduled meeting is September 25.  Commissioner Solon might be interested in the position and will contact Margot Squires to confirm.

 

Commissioner Torres has reassigned from the Fairfax County Human Rights Commission after one year.

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:45 p.m.

 

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