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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 elected official of the county.
(B) Notwithstanding the provisions of I.C. 22-9.5-4-8, the county, because of lack of financial and other resources necessary to fully administer enforcement proceedings and possible civil actions under the chapter, herein elects to refer all formal complaints of violation of the provisions of this chapter by complainants to the state Civil Rights Commission for administrative enforcement actions pursuant to I.C. 22-9.5-6 et seq., and the chief elected official of the county shall refer all these 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 I.C. 22-9.5-6 et seq.
(C) All executive departments and agencies of the county 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 elected official and the Commission to further these purposes.
(D) The chief elected official of the county, or the chief elected official’s designee, shall provide information on remedies available to any aggrieved person or complainant requesting this information.
(Ord. 2000-18, passed 8-22-00)
Administrative enforcement, see I.C. 22-9.5-6