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(A) The City Human Relations Commission is established. The Commission shall be composed of nine members serving without compensation and representative of the racial, religious, sexual, handicap, economic and educational groups in the city. Six members shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Council and three shall be appointed by Council. Of the nine members first appointed, three shall be appointed for one year, three for two years and three for three years. Each subsequent appointment shall be for a term of three years.
(B) Commission members shall be eligible for appointment to no more than three consecutive terms. If a member vacates his or her seat, a successor shall be appointed to serve for the unexpired period of the term for which the member was appointed. The Mayor may remove Commission members for cause. Failure to attend three consecutive meetings shall be cause for removal.
(C) No Commissioner shall participate in any case which he or she has any financial interest and shall be disqualified from participation in any case under investigation.
(D) The Commission shall elect from its membership at its annual meeting a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Financial Advisor and Secretary.
(E) A quorum consisting of five Commissioners shall be present at all meetings in order to conduct business.
(F) The expenses for carrying out the activities of the Director and Commission shall be paid out of the City Treasury and from other funding sources upon the approval of Council.
(1985 Code, § 22-9-1-12.1(c)) (Ord. 29-1968, passed 9-3-1968; Am. Ord. 15-1979, passed 8-8-1979; Am. Ord. 13-1984, passed 7-5-1984)