Human Relations Issue Goes Before Vand. Co. Council

Human Relations Issue Goes Before Vand. Co. Council_-6637612494751511351

A controversial issue regarding funding for the Human Relations Commission is going back to the Vanderburgh County Council today.

The relationship between the HRC and the county has been soured for some time now, but things really came to a head during a county council budget hearing on September 12th.

Commissioner Marsha Abel represented the commission at a County Council budget hearing on Wednesday.  She was there to request that the county’s financial obligation to the human relations commission be lowered.  Members of the HRC were not happy, calling Abel a racist and a pig.

Abel says at some point between 1989 and now, a mistake was made that required the county to fund more of the HRC’s budget than it had ever agreed to.  The council decided to do its own review of the budget. They plan to take a final vote on that Wednesday morning at the civic center.   

Not only did the council review the HRC’s budget contract with the county, but also every other city/county contract, to make sure the cocuncil is paying the proper amount.

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