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(A) Any person aggrieved in any manner by any alleged violation of any provision of this chapter may file a written complaint setting forth his grievances with the Mayor. Such complaint must be filed within 90 days of the commission of the alleged violation and shall state the name and address of the complainant and of the persons against whom the complaint is brought and shall also state the facts surrounding the alleged violation.
(B) The Mayor or his designated representative, shall investigate every such complaint thus filed. If the Mayor determines that the party complained against has not engaged in any unlawful practice, he shall state his findings of fact in writing and dismiss the complaint. If the Mayor determines, after such investigation, that probable cause for the complaint exists, the Mayor shall set a date for a conciliation hearing. At such hearing, the Mayor shall interview the complainant and the person or persons against whom the complaint has been directed and shall attempt to resolve the complaint by all proper methods of conciliation and persuasion. If such attempts of conciliation are not successful, within 60 days after the filing of the complaint, the Mayor shall then proceed promptly with a formal hearing of the complaint.
(C) Such formal hearings shall be conducted by the Mayor upon due and reasonable notice to all parties. The Mayor shall have full powers to subpoena witnesses and pertinent documents, which power may be enforced by the Mayor by proper petition to any court of competent jurisdiction. The Mayor shall have the power to administer oaths and take sworn testimony. At the conclusion of the hearings, the Mayor shall render a written report and recommendations which shall be served by mail upon the complainant and the party complained against. No report shall be delayed more than 60 days after date of the issuance of notice for commencement of such formal hearing.
(D) If the recommendations have not been carried out by the complainant or the person complained against within 60 days from the issuance of said report or recommendation, the Mayor may institute criminal prosecution of the violators in any court of competent jurisdiction.
('69 Code, § 6½-15) (Ord. 0-72-21, passed 7-11-72) Penalty, see § 92.99