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3.77.010 Purpose.

The City hereby establishes, in addition to other remedies or rights of appeal, an independent, impartial office, readily available to the public, responsible to the City Auditor, empowered to investigate the administrative acts of city agencies and to recommend appropriate changes toward the goals of safeguarding the rights of persons and of promoting higher standards of competency, efficiency and justice in the provision of city services. This office shall be known as the Office of the Ombudsman.