Human Rights and Equity Programs

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Michael L. Simms
Acting Director

September 21, 2022 Commission Meeting

Commission Meeting
9/21/2022 7:30 pm

No.

Present:

Commissioner Crawford (Home, Fairfax, VA)

Commissioner Bell-Krasner (Home, Fairfax, VA)

Commissioner Hudson (Home, Fairfax, VA)

Commissioner Salinas (Home, Fairfax, VA)

Commissioner Malik (Home, Fairfax, VA)

Commissioner Shumaker (Home, Fairfax, VA)

Commissioner Conde (Home, Fairfax, VA)

Commissioner Ashby (Home, Fairfax, VA)

Commissioner Solon (Home, Fairfax, VA)

Director Kenneth Saunders (Home, Washington, DC)

 

Absent:

Commissioner Shannon

Commissioner Bhinge 

Commissioner Shipman

 

CALL TO ORDER:

Commissioner Chair Crawford called the Wednesday, September 21, 2022 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 September 21, 2022 Agenda be approved as amended.  The motion passed by unanimous vote.  

Approval of Minutes:  It was moved by Commissioner Bell-Krasner and seconded by Commissioner Ashby that September 7, 2022 Minutes be approved as presented.  The motion passed by majority vote with Commissioner Malik and Commissioner Solon abstaining.  

STAFF ISSUES:  New employee, Barksdale Haggins, was introduced to the Commissioners as the Fair Housing Specialist.

Outreach Events- Commissioner Gloria inquired on upcoming outreach events.  Amanda will send out the information of upcoming events to the Commissioners.

COMMISSION BUSINESS

HRC # 20221044H – FIR:  It was moved by Commissioner Solon and seconded by Commissioner Bell-Krasner for a finding of reasonable cause based on evidence sufficient to establish that a violation of the Human Rights Ordinance has occurred and prior to making a determination in this matter the Commission also seek guidance from the Office of the County Attorney.  The motion passed by majority vote.  With four oppositions, the motion passed.

The Fairfax County Human Rights Commission v. Good Shepherd Housing and Services LLC Office Generated Complaint:  It was moved by Commissioner Solon and seconded by Commissioner Salinas that the Commission approve the initiated complaint be filed with OHREP in the matter of The Fairfax County Human Rights Commission v. Good Shepherd Housing and Services LLC.  The motion passed by unanimous vote.

The Fairfax County Human Rights Commission v. RIMSI- Office Generated Complaint:  It was moved by Commissioner Solon and seconded by Commissioner Salinas that the Commission approve the initiated complaint be filed with OHREP in the matter of The Fairfax County Human Rights Commission v. RIMSI.  The motion passed by unanimous vote.

The Fairfax County Human Rights Commission v. RIMSI- Mag Seven Associates Limited Partnership- Office Generated Complaint:  It was moved by Commissioner Solon and seconded by Commissioner Salinas that the Commission approve the initiated complaint be filed with OHREP in the matter of The Fairfax County Human Rights Commission v. RIMSI -Mag Seven Associates.  The motion passed by unanimous vote.

The Fairfax County Human Rights Commission v. JLB Residential – Office Generated Complaint:  It was moved by Commissioner Solon and seconded by Commissioner Malik that the Commission approve the initiated complaint be filed with OHREP in the matter of The Fairfax County Human Rights Commission v. JLB Residential.  The motion passed by majority vote, with Commissioner Ashby removing himself from the vote.

COMMUNITY CONCERNS:  Commissioner Bell- Krasner informed the Commissioners that he is leaving the Commission and this will be his last meeting.  He is being appointed by Supervisor Palchik’s office to a new position and will continue to work with the 250 Committee.

PENDING BUSINESSNone. 

NEW BUSINESS:  Election of Officers - Commissioner Malik moved to address the matter at the next Commission meeting.  Commissioner Crawford and Commissioner Malik would like to continue serving as President and Vice President and the Commissioners will discuss the Secretory position at the next meeting.   

The meeting adjourned at 9:46 p.m.

 

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