Human Rights and Equity Programs

Fairfax County, Virginia

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703-324-2953
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 318
Fairfax, VA 22035

Kenneth Saunders,
Director

February 6, 2019 Commission Meeting

Commission Meeting
2/06/2019 7:30 pm


COMMISSION MEMBERS

 

Present:

Commissioner Crawford

Commissioner Alber

Commissioner Hudson

Commissioner Salinas

Commissioner Solon

Commissioner Malik

Commissioner Shipman

Commissioner Torres

Director Saunders

 

Absent:

Commissioner Bhinge

Commissioner Selim

Commissioner Khairallah

 

CALL TO ORDER

Commission Chair Gloria Crawford called the Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Commission meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

Approval of Agenda: It was moved by Commissioner Salinas and seconded by Commissioner Hudson that the February 6, 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 December 5, 2018 minutes be approved as amended. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

STAFF ISSUES: Director Sanders updated the Commission with the December monthly report. The Staff met the balance score card goals for the month with a total of 69 closures. Director Saunders informed the Commissioners that OHREP will hire an outreach coordinator, whose duties would include; website coordinator, social media expert, and be in charge of the Student Human Rights.

 

COMMISSION BUSINESS:

HRC #2018065H – FIR. It was moved by Commissioner Solon and seconded by Commissioner Torres that a finding of reasonable cause based on evidence sufficient to establish that a violation of the Human Rights Ordinance has occurred consistent with the recommendation of OHREP regarding Allegation One (May 21st). The motion passed by majority vote with Commissioner Solon abstaining.

It was moved by Commissioner Solon and seconded by Commissioner Torres that the complaint be dismissed due to insufficient evidence that a violation of the human rights ordinance has occurred consistent with the recommendation of OHREP with respect to Allegation #2 (June 9th). The motion passed by unanimous vote.

HRC# 2018114H Conciliation. It was moved by Commissioner Torres and seconded by Commissioner Shipman that the conciliation agreement in this matter be accepted as presented. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

Commission Complaint. Director Saunders presented a complaint to the Commission to investigate a matter of accessible parking at the McLean Commerce Center. It was moved by Commissioner Solon and seconded by Commissioner Shipman that the Commission initiate a complaint in the matter of the Human Rights Commission v. McLean Commerce Center. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

COMMUNITY CONCERNS: Future Awards Programs – This matter was tabled until next meeting.

PENDING BUSINESS: Commissioners Training – The Office of Human Rights will send out an email to the Commissioners inquiring about their availability proposed dates for upcoming training.

The meeting adjourned at 8:46 p.m.

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