Human Rights and Equity Programs

Fairfax County, Virginia

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Fairfax, VA 22035

Kenneth Saunders,
Director

March 2017 Commission Meeting

Commission Meeting
3/01/2017 7:30 pm


COMMISSION MEMBERS

Present:

  • Commissioner Crawford
  • Commissioner Selim
  • Commissioner S. Malik
  • Commissioner Griffin Paul
  • Commissioner Solon
  • Commissioner Khairallah
  • Commissioner Brangman
  • Commissioner Shipman
  • Director Saunders

Absent:

  • Commissioner Bhinge
  • Commissioner Alber
  • Commissioner Salinas
  • Commissioner M. Malik

CALL TO ORDER

Commission Chair Gloria Crawford called the Wednesday, March 1, 2017, Commission meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

Approval of Agenda: It was moved by Commissioner S. Malik and seconded by Commissioner Salon that the March 1, 2017, agenda be approved as presented. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

Approval of Minutes: It was moved by Commissioner S. Malik and seconded by Commissioner Salon that the February 1, 2016, minutes be approved as presented. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

STAFF ISSUES: Director Saunders updated the Commissioners with the January Monthly Report. The staff met the Balance Score Card Goals for the month.

COMMISSION BUSINESS

HRC#2012033E – PUBLIC HEARING. It was moved by Commissioner Solon and seconded by Commissioner Selim that a Public Hearing be scheduled in the matter of HRC #2012033E; Mikhail v. Pohanka of Chantilly. The Motion passed by majority vote with Commissioner Khairallah abstaining.

HRC#2015171H – CONCILIATION. It was moved by Commissioner Khairallah and seconded by Commissioner S. Malik that the conciliation agreement in this matter be accepted as presented. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

HRC#2016036PA – COMPLAINT. It was moved by Commissioner Solon and seconded by Commissioner Selim that the name of the respondent in HRC #2016036PA be corrected and changed to MEPT Woodland Park Crossing, LLC. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

HRC#2015180H – FIR. It was moved by Commissioner Solon 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.

COMMUNITY CONCERNS

Immigration Ban -- It was moved by Commissioner Solon and seconded by S. Malik that the Commission send a letter to Chairman Bulova in support of her statements regarding the Federal travel ban. The motion failed with Commissioners Solon, Selim, and S. Malik voting in favor of the motion, Commissioners Crawford, Shipman, Khairallah, and Brangman voting against the motion, and Commissioner Griffin Paul abstaining.

Outreach – Upcoming outreach events were discussed. Commissioner Khairallah proposed to put Outreach as a regular item on the agenda and to establish a Commission committee regarding outreach programs.

PENDING BUSINESS

The Award Ceremony preparations were discussed.

NEW BUSINESS

There was no new business.

 


The meeting adjourned at 9:03 p.m.

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