Hathout, he said, had been endorsed by scores of prominent and diverse faith leaders who had worked with him for years.
Meanwhile, Commissioners Ray Bartlett and Judy Coffman, who previously supported Hathout, were absent Monday.
Commissioner Eleanor Montano, who earlier endorsed Hathout, abstained.
Before the vote, the county counsel's office advised the commission that there was a "sufficient basis to have concern" that it may have violated the state's open meetings law in selecting Hathout during two July votes. As a result, the commission began its meeting by first voting to rescind those earlier actions.
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How they voted
The Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission voted to present local Muslim leader Maher Hathout with a humanitarian award despite controversy over some of his criticism of Israel.
Adrian Dove...As board president, Dove only votes in the
event of a tie.
Businessman and writer
Former Pasadena police detective
Founder of L.A. Works, promoting volunteer service
The Rev. Zedar E. Broadous...Yes
Newspaper publisher, president of the San Fernando Valley chapter of the NAACP
Retired postmaster for city of Montrose
Tong Suk Chun...Yes
President of World Cultural Sports Foundation
Real estate agent and civic volunteer
Human resources consultant
Attorney and part-time judge
Legal analyst and consultant
Executive director of California Common Cause
Executive director of Inner City Law Center
Lea Ann King...Absent
Source: Los Angeles County Human