In light of issues the state’s Civil Rights Commission recently dealt with, involving the firing of three investigators for inappropriate emails, NorthIowaToday.com took another look at the future of that department in Mason City and how local leaders felt about it moving forward.
Candidates for City Council were also asked what they thought of Mason City’s Human Rights Department.
Alex Kuhn, candidate for At-Large City Council, said “The Mason City Human Rights Commission provides an important service to the people of Mason City. The staff and volunteers on the commission work hard and make informed decisions on cases involving potential discrimination. If elected, I as well will work hard during budget time to make sure the HRC and all other department budgets are fully examined and funded at proper levels while looking out for the taxpayer’s pocket book.”
Tim Latham, candidate for First Ward, said “I don’t know enough about the Commission to give you an opinion, I’d need a lot more information” he said. “I’ve worked with them in the past and they were great to work with.”
“I don’t know if Eric is trying to get rid of it,” Latham continued. “I would have to study it.”|