Section 12-18 Functions, powers and duties.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 20659 on 06/21/2010, Section 12-18 read as follows.
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.
(2) To receive and investigate 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.
(6) 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 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)