Commissioners' Meeting Minutes - Minutes of the January 16, 2014 Meeting

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Minutes of the January 16, 2014 Meeting of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission


I.          Roll Call: Spicer, Lipski, Conley, Cunningham. Oeschlaeger

Staff: Townsend

Public: None.


II.        Minutes from November 21, 2013 meeting:  distributed for review and unanimously approved.


III.       Director’s Report:  Monthly production chart distributed; new housing ads distributed; Commissioner Spicer had questions regarding information in the FY13 Annual Report which were discussed.  Specifically, why did the total number of dollars reported in the mediation section go down?  Because more mediations are being conducted and the confidential terms reached by the parties are not being disclosed to the ICRC.  Commissioner Spicer commented on the increase in the participation at the state fair booth and encouraged outreach in Black Hawk and Polk counties given the number of complaints filed within each county.  RAC v. Henry argument before the Iowa Supreme Court is scheduled for January 22, 2014 at 9 am. 


VI.       Commissioner Spicer – No report.     

            Commissioner Conley – No report.

Commissioner Cunningham – No report.

Commissioner Lipski – No report.

Commissioner Oeschlaeger – Reported that he had reviewed the briefs from RAC v. Henry and was looking forward to the argument.


            Next meeting set for March 26, 2014 at 12 pm with the hearing in Lucas/ICRC v. IBP to begin at 1 pm.


            Meeting adjourned after motion and vote to adjourn.