Chapter 12 HUMAN RELATIONS*
Section 12-18 Functions, powers and duties.
The commission shall have the following functions, powers
(1) To formulate and carry out educational
programs designed to minimize or eliminate those
discriminatory practices made unlawful by Article III of this chapter.
To receive complaints alleging any discriminatory practices made unlawful by Article III
of this chapter.
(3) To endeavor to eliminate discriminatory
practices made unlawful by Article III of this
chapter by conference, conciliation and persuasion.
(4) To provide mediation services
to resolve incidences of alleged discriminatory practices
made unlawful by Article III of this chapter.
(5) To cooperate with other organizations,
private and public, to discourage discrimination.
To encourage fair treatment for all persons regardless of age as it relates to employment,
race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status,
, sexual orientation,
gender identity or familial status as it relates to housing.
(7) To advise the city council on
human rights issues.
(8) To hold public hearings on the
state of human rights and relations in the city and on
specific human rights issues.
(9) To sponsor or initiate specifically
targeted workshops and on-going programs to improve
human relations and to decrease tensions in the city.
(10) To present informational programs on human rights to
school, business, service and other
(11) To adopt rules, regulations and guidelines pertaining to the investigation
of complaints consistent with the provisions of this chapter.
(12) To make recommendations to the city
manager for funding human rights enhancement
(Ord. No. 13194 § 2, 12-16-91; Ord. No. 17127, § 1, 1-7-02; Ord. No. 20659,
§ 1, 6-21-10; Ord.
No. 21177, § 1, 12-5-11; Ord. No. 21416, § 1, 9-4-12)
(Ord. 21416, Amended, 09/04/2012, Prior Text; Ord. 21177, Amended, 12/05/2011, Prior Text; Ord. 20659, Amended, 06/21/2010, Prior Text; Ord. 17127, Amended, 01/07/2002, Prior Text)