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Legislature Takes Comment on Proposed Charter Amendment Concerning Office of Human Rights and Human Rights Commission

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Legislature Takes Comment on Proposed Charter Amendment Concerning Office of Human Rights and Human Rights Commission

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The Legislature held a public hearing on a proposed Local Law that would amend Article 26 of the County Charter regarding the County’s Office of Human Rights and Human Rights Commission.  The amendment would implement wording changes, including those to reflect current practice which does not include investigatory or enforcement activities.  Three people spoke.  One of them, Human Rights Commission member Kirby Edmonds, suggested incorporating additional wording, which he said would better communicate the focus on promoting protection of human rights, as well as promoting equity.  Review of the proposed Charter amendment will continue, with legislative action expected at the earliest at the Legislature’s August 6th meeting.