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(a) Powers. The Commission may:
(1) receive, mediate, and adjudicate complaints of discrimination in housing;
(2) initiate and investigate matters relating to discrimination in housing;
(3) provide mediation services;
(4) adopt rules of procedure after posting the proposed rules on the County’s webpage and providing a reasonable period of time for comment;
(5) conduct public hearings in accordance with Subtitle 2 of Title 5A;
(6) provide training and seminars in human relations;
(7) conduct educational programs;
(8) collect, research, assemble, analyze, and disseminate data and educational materials to assist in the elimination of discrimination;
(9) make recommendations to the County Executive, the County Council, and County departments and offices on matters involving human relations, including housing discrimination, prejudice, and inter-group relations;
(10) suggest proposed legislation to the County Executive or the County Council; and
(11) cooperate with federal, State, and local commissions, agencies, organizations, and groups.
(b) Duties. On or before January 31 of each year, the Commission shall submit a report to the County Executive and the County Council setting forth its accomplishments for the preceding year and its goals for the forthcoming year.
(Bill No. 57-19; Bill No. 94-19)