Human Rights and Equity Programs

Fairfax County, Virginia

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Fairfax, VA 22035

Kenneth Saunders,
Director

July 21, 2021 Commission Meeting (Electronic)

Commission Meeting
7/21/2021 7:30 pm

Present:

Commissioner Crawford (Home, Fairfax, VA)

Commissioner Malik (Home, Fairfax, VA)

Commissioner Bell-Krasner (Home, Fairfax, VA)

Commissioner Alber (Home, Fairfax, VA)

Commissioner Conde (Home, Fairfax, VA)

Commissioner Salinas (Home, Fairfax, VA)

Commissioner Shannon (Home, Fairfax, VA) 

Commissioner Shipman (Home, Fairfax, VA)

Commissioner Shumaker (Home, Fairfax, VA)

Commissioner Solon (Home, Fairfax, VA)

Deputy Director Pat Stephan- Fawcett (Home, Washington, D.C.)

 

Absent:

Commissioner Bhinge

Commissioner Hudson

 

CALL TO ORDER

Commission Chair Gloria Crawford called the Wednesday, July 21, 2021, Commission Meeting to order at 7:30 P.M.

Approval of AgendaCommission Chair Gloria Crawford moved to amend minutes to move community concerns “Regional Housing Equity Plan” before the minutes. It was moved by Commissioner Salinas and seconded by Commissioner Malik that the July 21, 2021, Agenda be approved as amended.  The motion passed by unanimous vote.

Approval of Minutes:  It was moved by Commissioner Solon and seconded by Commissioner Salinas that the June 16, 2021, Minutes be approved as presented.  The motion passed by majority vote, with Commissioners Crawford and Conde abstaining.

STAFF ISSUES

Deputy Director Pat Stephan-Fawcett informed the Commissioners that OHREP has hired two new investigators and are advertising for a Fair Housing Program Manager.   

COMMISSION BUSINESS

HRC# 2019058E -- APPEAL:  It was moved by Commissioner Solon and seconded by Commissioner Bell-Krasner that staff findings regarding the Complainant being subjected to discriminatory terms, conditions, or privileges of employment based on her race when she was terminated be overturned and that a violation of the Human Rights Ordinance has occurred with this allegation.  The motion passed by majority vote with Commissioners Shipman and Crawford opposing and Commissioner Shumaker abstaining.

It was moved by Commissioner Bell-Krasner and seconded by Commissioner Shumaker that staff findings be upheld regarding the Complainant being subjected to discriminatory terms, conditions, or privileges of employment based on her race when she was subjected to an alleged unfair disciplinary action that the staff finding be upheld and this allegation be dismissed due to no cause finding.  The motion passed by majority vote with Commissioner Solon abstaining

HRC #2021017H – CONCILLIATION:  It was moved by Commissioner Salinas and seconded by Commissioner Solon that the conciliation agreement in this matter be accepted as presented.  The motion passed by unanimous vote.

 

COMMUNITY CONCERNS:  There were no Community Concerns.

 

PENDING BUISNESS:  There was no Pending Business.

 

NEW BUSINESS:  There was no New Business.

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:04 p.m.

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