Human Rights Commission to meet in Mountain Home

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Idaho Human Rights Commission will meet in Mountain Home Wednesday, Oct. 26, to get public comment about the "human rights work being done in the city and Elmore County and the most important human rights issues facing the community."

Mayor Tom Rist will welcome the commissioners (which include former Mayor Joe B. McNeal), commission staff and the public for the portion of the meeting open to the public from 2-4 p.m. at the city council chambers in city hall.

Speakers will include Richard Urguidi from the Mountain Home Basque Association, Debbie Brito from the Elmore County Hispanic Organization, Jason and Helen Lau from the Elmore County Asian Committee, Mildred McNeal from the Mountain Home Black History Committee, Charles Taylor from the NAACP and SSgt. Evon Pretulak, the equal employment opportunity director for Mountain Home Air Force Base.

"This will be a valuable opportunity for us to build partnerships and coalitions in Mountain Home that will strengthen this very important work in Idaho," said Commissioner McNeal.

The commission is charged with "the fair, accurate and timely administration of state and federal anti-discrimination laws in Idaho to ensure that all people are treated with dignity and respect in their employment, housing, education and public accommodations."

The full Human Rights Commission meets four times a year. Wednesday's meeting will be the first quarterly meeting held outside Boise in three years because budget constraints have severely limited travel by the commissioners.

An executive session of the commission will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m.

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  • CJW..... did the catholic church ask for his advice????? I AM SURE IF HE WAS ASKED HE WOULD HAVE PROVIDED IT. Your implication is very blantant. If you have a problem with MR MC NEAL(MSGT RET) IN the position he is in I WOULD THINK YOU WOULD TAKE THAT TO THE GOVENOR, THAT IS WHO APPOINTED HIM......

    DO you know something about MC NEALS involvement that you would like to share with us. Your implication is that he took the lead and insured the law suit, that could be the case,if you know that for fact state it.You could give advice does that make you guilty of something??ARE you implying MR MCNEAL IS BIASED OR ARE YOU ASSUMING THAT ???? And if so based on what ???? Most people in this town have KNOWN HIM SINCE HE GOT HERE 30+ YEARS AGO AND WOULD NOT AGREE WITH YOUR INSINUATIONS.ME personally I am starting to hear something else I HOPE I am wrong.!!!!!!!

    -- Posted by lamont on Wed, Oct 26, 2011, at 12:32 PM
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