Commissions, Committees and Boards

Human Relations Commission

Meets: 6:30 p.m.; 3rd Wednesday of the month   City Hall - City Manager Conference Room
Staff Name: Gloria Dacus, x1759
Consists of nine members (7 general, 2 youth); three alternates
The Carson Human Relations Commission shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

(a) To advise and consult with the City Council, City Administrator, and the commissions, boards and officers of the City on all matters involving discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin, culture, economic status, age or sex;

(b) To recommend such corrective or legislative action as may be appropriate to effectuate the policy of the City Council which is declared in this Part;

(c) To invite and enlist the cooperation of racial, religious and ethnic groups, youth and senior citizen organizations, community organizations, fraternal and benevolent societies, veterans organizations, professional and technical organizations and other groups in the City of Carson in carrying on its work;

(d) To foster communication, mutual respect and understanding among all racial, religious and other groups in the community;

(e) To make such studies in any area of human relationship in the community as in the judgment of the Commission will aid in effectuating its general purpose;

(f) To cooperate with the City, County, State and Federal agencies whenever it deems such action appropriate in effectuating the policy of this Part;

(g) To initiate, conduct or recommend such educational programs as, in the judgment of the Commission, will increase good will among inhabitants of the community and open new opportunities into all phases of community life and society for all inhabitants of the City;

(h) To hold conferences, and other public meetings, in the interest of the constructive resolution of racial, religious or other group tensions, prejudice or discrimination;

(i) To receive, hear and investigate complaints of tensions, practices of discrimination and acts of prejudice against any person or group because of race, color, religion, ethnic origin, culture, economic status, age or sex, whether practiced by private persons, associations, corporations or public bodies, and to seek to resolve such matters through consultation and advice;

(j) To seek the best means of progressively improving human relations in the entire City;

(k) To issue such publications and such special reports concerning its work and investigations it may consider desirable and in the public interest, subject to the approval of the City Council;

(l) To refer all findings of discrimination within the jurisdiction of any County, State or Federal boards, commissions or departments to such agencies;

(m) To make recommendations and reports to the City Council on all matters within the duties and functions of the Commission;

(n) To submit an annual report to the City Council and such other reports as may be requested by the City Council. (Ord. 74-294; Ord. 84-694, § 4; Ord. 87-812, § 1; Ord. 89-883, § 1)
NameOffice HeldTerm
Mandisa Burr 1/25/2017 - 11/30/2018
Dr. Chinyere Ifeacho 1/25/2017 - 11/30/2018
Del Huff 1/25/2017 - 11/30/2018
Monique Espiritu Youth Member 1/25/2017 - 6/30/2018
Jessica Ramos 1/25/2017 - 11/30/2018
Harriett Russ 1/25/2017 - 11/30/2018
Maria Williams Alt. 3 1/25/2017 - 11/30/2018
Vacant Alt. 2 - 11/30/2018
Cassandra Reed 4/18/2017 - 11/30/2018
Hector Calidonio Alt. 1 1/25/2017 - 11/30/2018
Vacant Youth Member - 6/30/2018
Tina Keely 1/25/2017 - 11/30/2018
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