Ann Arbor gives citizen board new powers to review discrimination complaints

September 14, 2015
Ann Arborites who feel they've been discriminated against in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations now have a new channel through which to air grievances and seek remedy.
     The city's citizen-led Human Rights Commission now has the authority to review individual discrimination complaints brought forth by residents.
     The City Council last week unanimously approved ordinance changes, deleting old language that prohibited the commission from addressing specific instances of discrimination and adding new language granting the commission such powers.