[HISTORY: Adopted and amended as indicated in text.]
[1965 Code, sec. 133; 1969 Code, sec. 138. P.L.L., 1963, ch. 324; 1964 Sp. Sess., ch. 28; 1980, ch. 51; 1981, ch. 27]
Purpose. The County Commissioners of Charles County are authorized to establish a Commission on Human Relations for the County, whose purpose it shall be to promote understanding and harmony of relationship between the people of the County through the study of the nature and all causes of social friction and prejudice and the advancement of means for the alleviation of these problems and to otherwise further the American ideal of equality and justice.
Membership; general operating procedure. The organization and particular functions of the Commission shall be as the County Commissioners may prescribe. The County Commissioners shall appoint the members of the commission in such number as the County Commissioners may determine shall compose the Commission for terms of four years each. The members shall be representative of the various segments of the community and shall serve without compensation. The Commission shall file with the County Commissioners no less than annually a comprehensive report covering its activities.
Removal. If any member fails to attend at least 50% of the regularly scheduled meetings of the Commission in any one calendar year, he shall be removed by the County Commissioners, and the County Commissioners shall appoint a replacement for him.
Administrative support and annual appropriation authorized. The County Commissioners are authorized to provide all administrative support to the Commission necessary to properly effectuate the provisions of this chapter and to annually appropriate to this end an amount not exceeding $500.