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

November 17, 2021 Commission Meeting (Electronic)

Commission Meeting
11/17/2021 7:30 pm

 

No.

Present:

Commissioner Crawford (Home, Fairfax, VA)

Commissioner Bhinge (Home, Fairfax, VA)

Commissioner Hudson (Home, Fairfax, VA)

Commissioner Shipman (Home, Fairfax, VA)

Commissioner Bell-Krasner (Home, Fairfax, VA)

Commissioner Conde (Home, Fairfax, VA)

Commissioner Salinas (Home, Fairfax, VA)

Commissioner Shumaker (Home, Fairfax, VA)

Commissioner Solon (Home, Fairfax, VA)

Director Kenneth Saunders (Home, Washington, D.C.) 

 

Absent:

Commissioner Malik

Commissioner Shannon

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:

Commission Chair Gloria Crawford called the Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 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 November 17, 2021, Agenda be approved as presented.  The motion passed by unanimous vote.

 

Approval of Minutes:  It was moved by Commissioner Salinas and seconded by Commissioner Conde that the November 3, 2021, Minutes be approved as amended.  The motion passed by majority vote, with Commissioner Crawford abstaining.

 

 

STAFF ISSUES:  There were no Staff Issues.

 

 

COMMISSION BUSINESS

 

HRC# 2021049H – FIR:  It was moved by Commissioner Salinas and seconded by Commissioner Solon that this complaint be dismissed due to insufficient evidence that a violation of the Fairfax County Fair Housing Act has occurred consistent with the recommendation of OHREP.  The motion passed by unanimous vote.

 

HRC# 2021035H -- FIR:  It was moved by Commissioner Salinas and seconded by Commissioner Shumaker that this complaint be dismissed due to insufficient evidence that a violation of the Fairfax County Fair Housing Act has occurred consistent with the recommendation of OHREP.  The motion passed by unanimous vote.

 

HRC # 2021036H- FIR:  It was moved by Commissioner Conde and seconded by Commissioner Salinas that this complaint be dismissed due to insufficient evidence that a violation of the Fairfax County Fair Housing Act has occurred consistent with the recommendation of OHREP.  The motion passed by unanimous vote.

 

 

COMMUNITY CONCERNSCommissioner Crawford mentioned that both she and Commissioner Conde have participated in fair housing forum and  attended several meetings in the community and on a number of occasions people are seeking more information about OHREP.  Commissioner Crawford would like to discuss with the office how to provide more information to these individuals and their communities.

 

 

PENDING BUISNESSRecognition in Honor of George Alber--Commissioner Solon mentioned that the office should send a plaque to the family of Commissioner Alber.  Commissioner Salinas stated that value is added if the signatures of the Chair of the Board of Supervisors, the Commission Chair, and the OHREP Director are included.  Director Saunders will update the Commissioners with respect to the process for accomplishing this.

 

 

NEW BUSINESSThere was no New Business

 

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:41 p.m.

 

 

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