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(A) The authority and responsibility for properly administering this chapter, and referral of complaints hereunder to the Commission as set forth in division (B) hereof, shall be vested in the Chief Executive Officer of the city.
(B) Notwithstanding the provisions of IC 22-9.5-4-8, the city, because of a lack of financial and other resources necessary to fully administer enforcement proceedings and possible civil actions under this chapter, herein elects to refer all formal complaints of violation of the sections of this chapter by complainants to theIndiana Civil Rights Commission (“Commission”) for administrative enforcement actions pursuant to IC 22-9.5-6. The Chief Elected Officer of the city shall refer all such complaints to the Commission, as provided for under division (A) of this section, for purposes of investigation, resolution and appropriate relief as provided for under IC 22-9.5-6.
(C) All executive departments and agencies of the city shall administer their departments, programs and activities relating to housing and urban development in a manner affirmatively to further the purposes of this chapter, and shall cooperate with the Chief Executive Officer and the Commission to further such purposes.
(D) The Chief Executive Officer of the city, or the Chief Executive Officer’s designee, shall provide information on remedies available to any aggrieved person or complainant requesting such information.
(Ord. 1995-5, passed 5-23-95; Am. Ord. 2014-006, passed 5-5-14)