Human Rights and Equity Programs

Fairfax County, Virginia

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12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 318
Fairfax, VA 22035

Kenneth Saunders,
Director

June 27, 2018 Commission Meeting

Commission Meeting
6/27/2018 7:30 pm


COMMISSION MEMBERS

 

 

 

Present:

Commissioner Crawford

Commissioner Salinas

Commissioner Solon

Commissioner Alber

Commissioner Bhinge

Fair Housing Program Manager Kristen Barry

 

Absent:

Commissioner Selim

Commissioner Brangman

Commissioner Khairallah

Commissioner Shipman

Commissioner S. Malik

 

CALL TO ORDER

Commission Chair Gloria Crawford called the Wednesday, June 27, 2018, Commission meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

Approval of Agenda: It was moved by Commissioner Salinas and seconded by Commissioner Solon that the June 27, 2018 agenda be approved as amended. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

Approval of Minutes: It was moved by Commissioner Salinas and seconded by Commissioner Solon that the June 6, 2018 minutes be approved as amended. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

STAFF ISSUES: Kristen Barry updated the Commissioners on the April 2018 monthly report. Ms. Barry stated there was nothing new to report. She also informs the commissioners that Commissioner Vanessa Griffin Paul had resigned from the Commission.

COMMISSION BUSINESS:

HRC #2016119H – FIR. It was moved by Commissioner Salinas and seconded by Commissioner Bhinge that reasonable cause based on evidence sufficient to establish that a violation of the Human Rights Ordinance has occurred consistent with the

recommendation of OHREP. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

HRC #2018012H – FIR. It was moved by Commissioner Solon and seconded by Commissioner Salinas that the complaint be dismissed due to insufficient evidence that a violation of the Human Rights Ordinance has occurred consistent with the recommendation of the OHREP. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

HRC #2018039H – Conciliation. It was moved by Commissioner Salinas and seconded by Commissioner Alber that the Conciliation agreement in this matter be accepted as presented. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

COMMUNITY CONCERNS: Future Awards Programs -- Commissioner Crawford informed the commissioner’s that the Awards Committee held a conference call on the 26th of June. The committee discussed that the importance of outreach. Kristen Barry stated that she and Margot Squires have been trying to expand the number of outreach events by reaching out to different organizations. Ms. Barry suggested that the Commission could have meetings with different organizations to explain what OHREP does, hand out pamphlets, as well as business cards. Commissioner Salinas proposed that Ms. Barry list and share different ideas with the Awards Committee.

PENDING BUSINESS: There was no Pending Business.

NEW BUSINESS: A vote on whether to support adding Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and Source of Income to the protected classes will take place at the next meeting.

Commissioner Crawford emphasized to the Commissioners the importance of their attendance as it is essential to conduct commission business.

The meeting adjourned at 9:07p.m.

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