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(A) To assist in the elimination of discrimination in Fort Wayne there is hereby created a Commission to be known as the Metropolitan Human Relations Commission.
(B) The Commission shall consist of seven members. Three of whom shall be appointed by the Common Council and four of whom shall be appointed by the Mayor.
(C) Terms shall last three years except for one Commissioner appointed by Common Council for his or her original term and one Commissioner appointed by the Mayor for his or her original term, and the appointee as designated by either Common Council or the Mayor shall be for a period of two years. The effect of this original appointment is to establish a staggering of terms such that there will never be a complete turnover of Commissioners at the end of any given three year term. There shall be no limitation to the number of consecutive terms to which a Commissioner may be appointed.
(D) As of the time of the establishment of this Commission, all seven Commission positions are vacant and therefore Common Council shall appoint members to fill three of the vacancies, and thereafter shall be responsible for appointing their successors, and the Mayor shall appoint members to fill the remaining four vacancies, and shall thereafter be responsible for appointing their successors.
('74 Code, § 15-5) (Ord. G-21-78, passed 7-25-78; Am. Ord. G-30-96, passed 12-17-96; Am. Ord. G-31-96, passed 12-17-96; Am. Ord. G-03-97, passed 2-25-97)