Among the ideas in Jerry Brown's new budget proposal: eliminating the Fair Employment and Housing Commission. This idea would not eliminate the Department of Fair Employment and Housing.
• Eliminate the Fair Employment and Housing Commission—The Administration will consult with stakeholders and evaluate options to phase out the stand~alone commission that handles appeals of employment and housing discrimination cases by January 1, 2012. Adjudication of employment and housing discrimination cases will be appealed to the Director of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing effectively eliminating the stand-alone Commission and consolidating workload. This results in a decrease of $428,000 all funds ($344,000 General Fund) and 1.4 personnel years in 2011-12.