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A. There is hereby established in the City of Reading, under the supervision of the Managing Director, a Human Relations Commission to administer, implement and enforce the provisions of this Part.
B. The Commission shall consist of seven members each to be appointed by the Mayor for a four-year term. Commissioners may be reappointed to successive terms of office. Each member of the Commission shall continue to serve after his term until his successor has been appointed and qualified. Vacant seats on the Commission shall be filled within 90 days. [Amended 7-11-2011 by Ord. No. 31A-2011]
C. The Commission shall elect one of its members as Chairman and may elect such other officers as it may deem necessary. The Chairman may, with the approval of the Commission, appoint such committees as may be necessary to carry out the powers and duties of the Commission, and the Commission may authorize such committees to take any necessary action for the Commission.
D. The Commission shall adopt such rules and regulations for its own organization, operations and procedures as the Commission shall deem necessary to administer, implement and enforce this Part.
E. The Commission shall hold at least eight meetings during each calendar year. Four members of the Commission, or a majority of current Commission members, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and a majority vote of those present at any meeting shall be sufficient for any official action taken by the Commission. [Amended 7-11-2011 by Ord. No. 31A-2011]
F. The members of the Commission shall serve without compensation, but upon resolution of Council, they may be reimbursed for all necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties in accordance with appropriations made by Council.
G. In the event no Commissioner shall be able and available to exercise any of the powers or fulfill any of the duties of the Commission as set forth in § 23-505, the Mayor may appoint one or more Commissioners temporarily to assume the powers and/or fulfill the duties of the Commission. Such appointment may be limited in duration of term and in scope of the power and duties of any Commissioner so appointed.
H. Removal of members. Any member may be removed for misconduct or neglect of duty or for other just cause by a majority vote of Council taken after the member has received 15 days' advance notice of the intent to take such vote. Failure of a member to attend three consecutive regular meetings of the Commission will constitute grounds for immediate removal from the Commission by City Council. Failure of a member to attend at least 50% of the regular meetings of the Commission in a calendar year will constitute grounds for immediate removal from the Commission by City Council. The Chairperson of the Commission shall inform the City Clerk in writing when a member has failed to comply with this attendance policy. Following such notification, City Council may vote to remove the member and seek applicants to fill the vacant position. [Amended 7-26-2010 by Ord. No. 38-20104]
4. Editor's Note: Amended during codification (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Part 2).