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The Commission shall have the power and duty to:
(a) Study and evaluate County Charter provisions, ordinances, policies and proposed policies, and their implementation to determine if there are instances of discrimination against any person because of sex.
(b) Cooperate with Federal, State, County, City and other public agencies and refer to the respective agencies any matters, disputes, or controversies already in the jurisdiction of their existing powers, with the intent that duplication of efforts should be avoided. The Commission may initiate investigations of such matters and make recommendations to such agencies.
(c) Study areas of possible discrimination as they pertain to women's and girls’ lives and needs. These may include, but not be limited to:
(1) Employment opportunities
(2) Education opportunities
(3) Medical and health services
(4) Legal services
(5) Credit and loan policies
(6) Criminal justice policies and procedures
(7) Housing and transportation facilities
(8) Child care needs
(9) Human care services
(d) Conduct workshops for County personnel and community groups to explore specific subject areas and improve relationships.
(e) Conduct public hearings dealing with matters before the Commission.
(f) Utilize County resources and facilities to accumulate information for the purpose of furthering the objectives of this Commission.
(g) Prepare and disseminate information on matters related to sexual discrimination and prejudice.
(h) Formulate programs or legislation to promote and insure equal rights and opportunities for all women.
(i) Provide liaison and assistance to citizen groups interested in the problems facing women.
(j) Apply for and administer grants from all levels of government and private sources for carrying out the functions of the Commission.
(Amended by Ord. No. 4907 (N.S.), effective 6-16-77; amended by Ord. No. 10458 (N.S.), effective 2-9-17)