Human Rights and Equity Programs

Fairfax County, Virginia

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Kenneth Saunders,
Director

January 3, 2018 Commission Meeting

Commission Meeting
1/03/2018 7:30 pm


COMMISSION MEMBERS

 

Present:

Commissioner Crawford

Commissioner Bhinge

Commissioner Brangman

Commissioner Salinas

Commissioner Shipman

Commissioner S. Malik

Commissioner Alber

Commissioner Griffin Paul

Commissioner Selim

Deputy Director Stephan-Fawcett

 

Absent:

Commissioner M. Malik

Commissioner Khairallah

Commissioner Solon

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

Commission Chair Gloria Crawford called the Wednesday, January 3, 2018, Commission meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

 

Approval of Agenda: It was moved by Commissioner S. Malik and seconded by Commissioner Salinas that the January 3, 2018, agenda be approved as presented. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

 

Approval of Minutes: It was moved by Commissioner Salinas and seconded by Commissioner Crawford that the December 6, 2017, minutes be approved as amended. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

 

 

STAFF ISSUES: Deputy Director Stephan-Fawcett updated the Commissioners on the November 2017 monthly report.

 

 

COMMISSION BUSINESS:

 

HRC #2017103H FIR. It was moved by Commissioner S. Malik and seconded by Commissioner Selim 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 majority vote with Commissioner Brangman and Commissioner Shipman abstaining.

 

 

HRC #2017116H – FIR. It was moved by Commissioner Salinas and seconded by Commissioner Shipman 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 # 2017116H – FIR.

  • It was moved by Commissioner S. Malik and seconded by Commissioner Salinas that the issue of reasonable modification 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.
  • It was moved by Commissioner Brangman and seconded by Commissioner Bhinge that a finding of reasonable cause based on evidence sufficient to establish that a violation of the Human Rights Ordinance has occurred with respect to the issue of reasonable accommodation consistent with the recommendation of OHREP. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

 

 

COMMUNITY CONCERNS: There was no discussion of Community Concerns or Outreach.

 

 

PENDING BUSINESS: Awards Committee -- The Awards Committee will conduct a conference call January 9th to discuss the Fair Housing Award. The committee will focus on the Fair Housing event in April as it is the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act. With respect to awards in the future, the focus will not be limited to Fair Housing. Commissioner Crawford will edit the application for the award and will present it at the next meeting.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS: Nominations for officers for the upcoming year. It was moved by Commissioner Salinas and seconded by Commissioner Selim that the current officers continue to serve this term. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:53 p.m.

 

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