(A)   There is hereby established a commission of the city which shall be known as the Danville Human Relations Commission.
   (B)   Membership.
      (1)   The Commission shall consist of seven members.
      (2)   The members shall be appointed by the mayor with the advice and consent of the city council. In making the appointments the mayor shall strive to achieve a broad representation of the community.
   (C)   The terms of office of the members of the Commission shall be for four years from the date of their appointment or until their successors are appointed and confirmed.
   (D)   Any vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments.
   (E)   The Commission shall elect a chairperson and vice-chairperson from its members. The secretary of the Commission is to be provided by the Director. The secretary of the Commission shall keep a record of all resolutions, proceedings and actions of the Commission. Minutes of all open and closed sessions of the meetings of the Commission shall be taken and maintained in accordance with the provisions of the Illinois Open Meetings Act as in effect from time to time.
   (F)   A majority of the members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum.
   (G)   A majority vote of the members present shall constitute approval of business before the Commission.
   (H)   The Commission shall have the following powers and duties:
      (1)   Adopt, publish, amend and rescind rules and regulations for the conduct of its business;
      (2)   Hold meetings at regular intervals, as determined by the Commission; special meetings may be called by the chairperson or by agreement of any three members of the Commission;
      (3)   To administer oaths and affirmations, and to secure by its subpoena both the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of relevant books and papers in aid of investigations and hearings under this chapter;
      (4)   Hear and decide by majority vote requests for review, complaints for hearing filed in conformity with this chapter, and approve proposed settlements and conciliation agreements;
      (5)   To authorize requests for judicial enforcement of its subpoenas and orders;
      (6)   Establish committees of members to develop and carry out programs in implementation of this chapter, and to recommend to the city council changes in this chapter which they deem appropriate;
      (7)   Cooperate with interested citizens, private agencies, and any agencies in the state, county or United States, in carrying out its functions and activities; and
      (8)   Render from time to time, but not less than once a year, a written report of the Commission’s activities and recommendations to the mayor and city council.
(Ord. 7793, passed 11-7-95; amend. Ord. 7949, passed 3-3-98; Am. Ord. 9146, passed 5-1-18)