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Preamble

Article I. Incorporation, Name and Boundaries

  • Section 1.1 Incorporation, name and boundaries

Article II.Powers

  • Section 2.1 Powers

Article III.The Mayor and Council

  • Section 3.1 Powers vested
  • Section 3.2 Composition, eligibility, election and time
  • Section 3.3 Mayor
  • Section 3.4 Prohibitions
  • Section 3.5 Vacancies, forfeiture of office, filling of vacancies
  • Section 3.6 Judge of qualifications
  • Section 3.7 Investigations
  • Section 3.8 Independent Audit
  • Section 3.9 Legislative Proceedings
  • Section 3.10 Revision of Ordinances
  • Section 3.11 City Clerk
  • Section 3.12 Municipal Judge
  • Section 3.13 City Attorney

Article IV. Chief Administrative Officer

  • Section 4.1 Appointment and Evaluation
  • Section 4.2 Removal
  • Section 4.3 Acting Chief Administrative Officer
  • Section 4.4 Powers and duties of the Chief Administrative Officer

Article V. Administrative Organization

  • Section 5.1 Existing organizations
  • Section 5.2 Merit system

Article VI. Financial Procedures

  • Section 6.1 Fiscal year
  • Section 6.2 Submission of budget and budget message
  • Section 6.3 Budget
  • Section 6.4 Capital program
  • Section 6.5 Council action on budget
  • Section 6.6 Council action on capital program
  • Section 6.7 Public records
  • Section 6.8 Amendments after adoption
  • Section 6.9 Administration of funds and obligations
  • Section 6.10 Tax rates and tax rolls
  • Section 6.11 Sale of bonds

Article VII. Nominations and Elections

  • Section 7.1 City elections
  • Section 7.2 Nominations by petition
  • Section 7.3 Preparation of ballots
  • Section 7.4 Election procedure and determination of results

Article VIII. Initiative, Referendum and Recall

  • Section 8.1 General Authority
  • Section 8.2 Commencement of proceedings; petitioners' committee; affidavit
  • Section 8.3 Petitions
  • Section 8.4 Procedure after filing
  • Section 8.5 Referendum petitions; suspension of effect of ordinance
  • Section 8.6 Action on petitions for initiative and referendum
  • Section 8.7 Actions on petitions for recall
  • Section 8.8 Withdrawal of petitions
  • Section 8.9 Results of election

Article IX. Franchises

  • Section 9.1 Granting of franchises
  • Section 9.2 Right of regulation
  • Section 9.3 Revocable Permits
  • Section 9.4 Operation beyond franchise

Article X. Licensing, Taxation and Regulation of Businesses, Occupations, Professions, Vocations and Other Activities

  • Section 10.1 Objects of licensing, taxation and regulations

Article XI. General Provisions

  • Section 11.1 Personal financial interest
  • Section 11.2 Political activity
  • Section 11.3 Prohibitions
  • Section 11.4 Official bonds
  • Section 11.5 Charter amendments
  • Section 11.6 Public improvements and special assessments
  • Section 11.7 Proof of ordinance
  • Section 11.8 Separability

Article XII. Transitional Provisions

  • Section 12.1 Personnel system
  • Section 12.2 Ordinances to remain in force
  • Section 12.3 Pending actions and proceedings
  • Section 12.4 Continuance of contracts, public improvements and taxes

Article XIII. Schedule

  • Section 13.1 Election to adopt charter
  • Section 13.2 First election
  • Section 13.3 Time of taking full effect
  • Section 13.4 Incumbent members of the city council; first meeting of the newly elected council
  • Section 13.5 Acting Chief Administrative Officer
  • Section 13.6 Temporary ordinances
  • Section 13.7 Purpose of schedule