Deputy Director Stephan-Fawcett
Commissioner M. Malik
Commissioner S. Malik
Commissioner Griffin Paul
CALL TO ORDER
Commission Chair Gloria Crawford called the Wednesday, October 4, 2017, Commission meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
Approval of Agenda: It was moved by Commissioner Khairallah and seconded by Commissioner Salinas that the October 4, 2017, agenda be approved as presented. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Approval of Minutes: It was moved by Commissioner Salinas and seconded by Commissioner Khairallah that the August 16, 2017, minutes be approved as presented. The motion passed by majority vote, with Commissioner Shipman abstaining.
STAFF ISSUES: Deputy Director Stephan-Fawcett informed the Commissioner’s that OHREP will be hiring a new investigator. Commissioner Crawford inquired about the website. Deputy Director Stephan-Fawcett informed the Commission that there is a deadline for the website and staff is continuing to working on updating the website.
HRC #2017074H – FIR. It was moved by Commissioner Khairallah and seconded by Commissioner Selim that this compliant 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 abstaining.
HRC #2012033E – Public Hearing. It was moved by Commissioner Brangman and seconded by Commissioner Khairallah that a Public Hearing not be scheduled in the matter of HRC# 2012033E and that this case be closed before the Commission. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Proposal to establish an Outreach Advisory Committee: Commissioner Khairallah gave a brief summary of the effort to establish an Outreach Advisory Committee. After a discussion between the Commissioners, it was moved by Commissioner Solon and seconded by Commissioner Brangman to table the discussion for the next meeting, making Commissioner Salinas the point of contact on any information regarding the committee. The vote was 3 Commissioners in favor and 4 Commissioners abstaining. The motion failed.
Commissioner Crawford proposed to plan a forum on human rights and would like to add it as a matter to discuss during the next meeting.
PENDING BUSINESS: Awards Committee: Commissioner Crawford gave an update on the Awards Committee and stated that Commissioner M. Malik has requested a leave of absence for the rest of this year. Commissioners Salinas has volunteered to act in her place. Awards committee will have a conference call to discuss further topics, and share the information at the next meeting.
NEW BUSINESS: Nominations for officers for the upcoming year will be discussed at the next meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 9:42 p.m.