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A. Charter enforcement powers. The Board shall have the following powers and duties with respect to Charter enforcement. It shall:
(1) Hear and decide all complaints alleging violations of the Charter and Administrative Code, except that its jurisdiction shall not extend to cases arising under the Ethics Code or the Personnel Code of the City of Reading.
(2) Impose penalties and administrative fines and refer matters to law enforcement, regulatory, or other authorities with jurisdiction over these matters.
(3) Initiate preliminary investigations on its own motion, through the Investigative Officer.
(4) Appoint an Investigative Officer to conduct investigations and to issue findings reports where appropriate.
(5) Hold hearings, issue subpoenas and compel the attendance of witnesses, administer oaths, take testimony, require evidence on any matter under investigation before the Board, and issue orders, including but not limited to adjudications and penalties.
(6) Adopt rules and regulations to administer, implement, enforce and interpret the Board ordinance.
(7) Have all other powers necessary and appropriate to effectuate the purposes set forth herein and in Amendment I of the Charter.
B. Charter advisory powers. The Board shall have the power to issue advisory opinions on matters concerning the interpretation of the Charter and Administrative Code. The enumeration of this power shall in no way diminish any of the foregoing enforcement powers of the Board.
C. Charter educational powers. The Board shall have the following powers and duties with respect to Charter education. It shall:
(1) Direct and administer, with professional assistance, the required orientation of all newly elected City officials at the commencement of their initial full term of office.
(2) Be responsible, proactively and on an ongoing basis, for educating the public and members of City government as to their rights, duties, and obligations under the Charter and Administrative Code.