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Charlottesville considers discrimination ban

Monday - 2/4/2013, 10:21am  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Charlottesville's City Council is considering creating a human rights commission and banning discrimination within the city.

A public hearing on the proposals is set for Monday night.

The proposed commission would conduct periodic reviews of public bodies, educate the public on state and federal agencies that address discrimination complaints, and talk to the community about race relations.

But it would not have the authority to hold hearings or impose sanctions.

Charlottesville NAACP president M. Rick Turner tells the Daily Progress ( that he supports a human rights commission with authority to address discrimination. But he has little interest in a symbolic move.

City Councilor Kathy Galvin says she's not satisfied that there's a need for the city to have its own investigative body.


Information from: The Daily Progress,

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