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BULLETSt. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 3.36 Department of Welfare Part XV

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Chapter 3.36
Department of Welfare
PART XV. OFFICE OF THE DISABLED

Sections:

3.36.730 Established.
3.36.735 Commissioner--Appointment--Authority.
3.36.740 Powers and duties.
3.36.745 Advisory council--Appointment.
3.36.750 Advisory council--Meetings.
3.36.755 Advisory council--Quorum--Rules and regulations.
3.36.760 Advisory council--Authority and responsibility.

For public defender bureau, legal aid bureau, see Ch. 3.16

Charter:

Art I 1 (10) Authority of city to take and hold property upon trusts and to administer trusts

Art. I 1 (31) Authority of city to provide for the support of children, aged and insane persons

Art. I 1 (32) Authority of city to maintain charitable institutions

Art. III 14-A Department of welfare

3.36.730 Established.

There is hereby established the office of the disabled as a division of the department of welfare.
(Ord. 57432 1, 1977.)

3.36.735 Commissioner--Appointment--Authority.

The office of the disabled as a division of the department of welfare shall be in the charge of a commissioner of the disabled who shall be appointed by the director of welfare. The commissioner of the disabled is hereby authorized and directed, pursuant to law, to employ such personnel as may be necessary and reasonable to carry out the provisions of this part and the programs and projects which may hereafter be authorized by law.
(Ord. 57432 2, 1977.)

3.36.740 Powers and duties.

The office of the disabled as a division of the department of welfare, in addition to other powers and duties as hereafter may be authorized and imposed by law, shall:

A. Advise and confer with the Mayor, the Board of Aldermen and other city, county, state and federal officials concerning projects and activities for the disabled;

B. Study current patterns and conditions of living of disabled persons and identify such factors as may be beneficial or detrimental to the wholesome and meaningful living of such disabled persons;

C. Develop and/or demonstrate new approaches, techniques and methods which hold promise of substantial contribution towards wholesome and meaningful living of such disabled persons;

D. Develop and/or demonstrate new approaches, methods and techniques for achieving and/or improving coordination of community and governmental services for such disabled persons;

E. Evaluate approaches, techniques and methods which may assist disabled persons to enjoy wholesome and meaningful living and to contribute to the strength and welfare of the community;

F. Prepare and adopt plans, reports, applications and agreements for cooperation with, and receiving assistance and grants from the other governmental agencies, local, state and/or federal, established for such purposes;

G. Work cooperatively with other City departments and agencies in the development of policy and the implementation of programs.
(Ord. 57432 3, 1977.)

3.36.745 Advisory council--Appointment.

Within ninety days of the effective date of the ordinance codified in this part there shall be established an advisory council on the disabled which shall consist of nine (9) members, at least five (5) of whom shall themselves be disabled. Members of the advisory council shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Mayor. The five (5) members first appointed shall serve a term of four years each and the four (4) members last appointed shall serve a term of two years. Thereafter, all members shall serve a term of four years. They shall receive no compensation for their services on the advisory council.
(Ord. 57432 4, 1977.)

3.36.750 Advisory council--Meetings.

Within one week after the members of the first advisory council shall have been appointed, they shall meet at a time and place appointed by the Mayor, and shall by majority vote elect one of the members to act as chairman, one member to act as vice-chairman, and one member to act as secretary. Thereafter, they shall meet at least four times per year and additionally at the request of the Mayor, the director of welfare, or the commissioner of the disabled.
(Ord. 57432 5, 1977.)

3.36.755 Advisory council--Quorum--Rules and regulations.

A majority of the members of the advisory council shall constitute a quorum for the conducting of business and shall act by the affirmative vote of a majority of the members present. The council shall make such rules and regulations as are necessary for the proper nominations and election of officers.
(Ord. 57432 6, 1977.)

3.36.760 Advisory council--Authority and responsibility.

The advisory council shall have the authority and responsibility to keep the Mayor, the Board of Aldermen, the director of welfare, and the commissioner of the disabled advised as to all matters relating to the welfare of disabled persons residing in the City. It shall, on request of the Mayor, the Board of Aldermen, the director of welfare, or the commissioner of the disabled, review and make its recommendations on all matters presented to such council.
(Ord. 57432 7, 1977.)

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