SEC. 2-56.  POWERS AND DUTIES.
   The powers and duties of the community relations commission shall be as follows:
   (A)   Analyze, define, and investigate community relations issues and needs in the city and advise the city council on matters involving group prejudices, racial tension, intolerance or differences in treatment or favoritism of persons on a basis other than individual merit;
   (B)   Promote mutual understanding and respect among all residents of the city and work to discourage and prevent practices involving group prejudices, racial tension, intolerance or differences in treatment or favoritism of persons on a basis other than individual merit;
   (C)   Disseminate information and educational materials and reports that will assist in the elimination of practices involving group prejudices, racial tension, intolerance or differences in treatment or favoritism of persons on a basis other than individual merit;
   (D)   Investigate and study complaints of violations of State statutes relating to practices involving group prejudices, racial tension, intolerance or differences in treatment or favoritism of persons on a basis other than individual merit in publicly assisted housing accommodations;
   (E)   Assist various groups and agencies within the city to cooperate in educational campaigns devoted to the elimination of practices involving group prejudices, racial tension, intolerance or differences in treatment or favoritism of persons on a basis other than individual merit;
   (F)   Cooperate with enforcement agencies to ensure that no person in the city is deprived of equal services furnished in the city by reason of violation of any State law prohibiting differences in treatment or favoritism of persons on a basis other than individual merit;
   (G)   Cooperate with city, State, federal and other agencies in order to promote better community relations;
   (H)   Review the current equal employment opportunity status of the city;
   (I)   Serve as an information resource between the city council and community in matters concerning equal employment opportunity;
   (J)   Endorse community events, by resolution or proclamation approved by a majority of the members present, that improve community relations in the city and are consistent with the duties of the community relations commission; and
   (K)   Prepare and submit an annual report of activities to the city council and make such other reports and recommendations to the city council from time to time as the community relations commission may determine necessary to improve community relations in the city.
(`64 Code, Sec. 2-116)  (Ord. No. 2446, 2467, 2853, 2957)