(A)   Any person aggrieved by any discriminatory practice as prohibited by this chapter, may file withthe Mayor, a complaint in writing which shall be filed under oath. Said complaint shall be signed by the person claiming to be aggrieved, and shall state the name and address of the person alleged to have violated the provisions of this chapter, and shall further set forth the particulars of said violation, and may include such other information as may be required by the Mayor. Complaints filed under this section must be filed within 30 days after the alleged violation, and failure to file within said time period shall be considered a waiver of the application of this chapter. The city may issue a complaint on its own initiative, at any time that it comes within the knowledge of the city that a person has violated any of the provisions of this chapter.
   (B)   The Mayor shall forward the filed complaint to the State Human Rights Commission for investigation and resolution. The State Human Rights Commission has 100 days to complete its investigation. If the State Human Rights Commission cannot complete its investigation in that time period, it must notify the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in writing explaining the cause of the delay.
   (C)   The State Human Rights Commission will attempt to conciliate the complaint. Under state law, the State Human Rights Commission must prosecute the alleged violator if the facts warrant it. If the State Human Rights Commission finds the complaint is unjustified, and has followed the housing dis-crimination complaint guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the findings will be honored by HUD. The complainant may, however, pursue redress through District Court within two years of the alleged violation or from two years of the date notice is given by the State Human Rights Commission that the matter will not be pursued.
(Ord. 2002-30, passed 10-21-02)