The Mayor shall exercise such powers as are necessary and convenient to carry out and effectuate the purposes and provisions of this chapter, including the following powers in addition to others herein granted:
   (A)    To investigate the structural conditions in the city in order to determine which structures therein are unfit for human habitation, occupancy, or use;
   (B)    To administer oaths, affirmations, examine witnesses, and receive evidence;
   (C)    To enter upon premises for the purposes of making examinations, but such entries shall be made in such manner as to cause the least possible inconvenience to the persons and their possessions;
   (D)    To appoint and fix the duties of such officers, agents, and employees as he deems necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter; and
   (E)    To delegate any of his functions and powers under this chapter to such officers and agents as he designates.
(Ord. 82-3, passed 2-24-82)