Charlottesville Commission on Human Rights

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The Charlottesville Commission on Human Rights is a proposed government body that is one of the outcomes of the city's Dialogue on Race. The City Council will discuss the matter the FY2013 budget cycle. [1]

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Background

Supporters of the commission say it will have the power to investigate claims of discrimination and enforce any anti-discrimination ordinances passed by the city council. [1] The proposed budget calls for an initial cost of $300,000 for the first year, and $200,000 for each year afterwards. There people would be employed and the commission would consist of seven members.

Council was presented with a report on February 6, 2012.

The Human Rights Task Force hosted a community forum at Buford Middle School to discuss the possible need for the commission on June 6, 2012. Information provided to the task force will be compiled and presented to City Council late in 2012.[2]


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. NAACP hears about race commission proposal, Aaron Richardson, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, retrieved January 12, 2012.
  2. Web. City Invites Participation in Human Rights Task Force Community Forum, Newsplex, June 5, 2012, retrieved June 8, 2012.