Code of the District of Columbia

§ 2–1395. Functions of the Commission.

The Commission shall:

(a) Serve as an advocate for African persons in the District;

(b) Review and submit to the Mayor, the Council, and the Office, and make available to the public, an annual report that includes an analysis of the needs of the African communities in the District;

(c) Cooperate with federal, state and private agencies concerned with activities pertaining to the African communities;

(d) Conduct or participate in public hearings and other forums to determine views of the African communities and other members of the public on matters affecting health, safety and welfare of those communities;

(e) Bring to the attention of the Mayor and the Office cases of neglect, abuse and incidents of bias against members of the African communities in the administration of District and federal laws;

(f) Review and comment on proposed District and federal legislation, regulations, policies, and programs and make policy recommendations on issues affecting the health, safety, and welfare of the African communities;

(g) Develop policy and provide continuing review of the planning undertaken by the Office; and

(h) Make reasonable requests for information necessary to aid the Commission in the discharge of its responsibilities.