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City Moves to Restructure HRC; Garrett to Resign

July 6, 2013

Theresa Garrett will step down as Wheeling Human Rights Commission executive director at the end of July as City Council considers legislation stripping the commission’s authority to hear......

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Triton

Jul-06-13 7:15 PM

How does the HRC conduct hearings and render judgements that someone was discriminated against or that a landlord is a racist? What is that process and what legal skills do the members bring to the table that assures the city that judgements are not predetermined. Like many gov agencies is it creating issues to justify the existance? If the chairperson can express the view that peopel are discriminated against in Wheeling all the time, can that board conduct a fair hearing and render a non predetermined outcome? The argument that the local HRC can resolve the issue and render an order quicker than the state's more professional RC is not comforting. The State HRC has the resources and staff of the Attorney General involved. Where do the local HRC members come from? The HRC argument simply supports the idea that complaints are most often found to be valid and discrimination is rampant in Wheeling. Are there ever incidents where the complaint is bogus? We have never heard that.

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wvhoopie2

Jul-09-13 12:08 AM

The city seems to keep changing how to spend CDBG money after the decide but then change again to spend it in a diffent way again. The spending of CDBG money should be audited to see if they are following the rules. Now who would be the one to do the audit the FBI, or CIA or maybe the new WV State Attorney General.

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