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INDEX OF CONTENTS

 

Article I:  INCORPORATION:  FORM OF GOVERNMENT:  TERRITORY

  1. Incorporation
  2. Form of Government
  3. Boundaries
  4. Creation of Precinct Boundaries

    Article II: CORPORATE AND GENERAL FORMS
  5. Powers of the City
  6. Extension of City Limits Upon Petition
  7. Extension of City Limits by the City Council
  8. Eminent Domain
  9. Establishment and Control of Streets
  10. Street Improvements
  11. Garbage Disposal
  12. Municipal Court
  13. Sanitary Sewer System
  14. Public Utilities; Powers of the City
  15. Signs and Bill Boards
  16. Nuisances; Control and Policing

    Article III: THE CITY COUNCIL
  17. Number, Selection, Term
  18. Qualifications
  19. Compensation of Members
  20. Presiding Officer; Mayor
  21. Vacancies
  22. Powers
  23. Appointment and Removal of City Manager
  24. Council Not to Interfere in Appointments or Removals
  25. Rights of the City Manager and Other Officers in Council
  26. Administrative Departments
  27. City Secretary
  28. Municipal Court Judge
  29. City Attorney
  30. City Internal Auditor
  31. Induction Into Office; Meetings
  32. City Council to be Judge of Qualification of its Members
  33. Rules of Procedure; Journal
  34. Ordinances
  35. Procedure for Passage of Ordinances
  36. Investigation by City Council
  37. Independent Annual Audit
  38. Housing Authority
  39. Disable Employees; Pensions and Insurance

    Article IV: THE CITY MANAGER
  40. Qualifications
  41. Power and Duties
  42. Absence of City Manager
  43. Director of Departments
  44. Departmental Divisions

    Article V: THE BUDGET
  45. Fiscal Year
  46. Preparation and Submission of Budget
  47. Proposed Expenditures Compared with Other Years
  48. Budget a Public Record
  49. Notice of Public Hearing on Budget
  50. Public Hearing on Budget
  51. Proceedings on Budget After Public Hearing Amending or Supplementing Budget
  52. Proceedings on Adoption of Budget
  53. Vote Required for Adoption
  54. Date of Final Adoption; Failure to Adopt
  55. Effective Date of Budget; Certification; Copies Made Available
  56. Budget Establishes Appropriations
  57. Budget Establishes Amount to be Raised by Property Tax
  58. Contingent Appropriation
  59. Estimated Expenditures Shall Not Exceed Estimated Resources
  60. Lapse of Appropriation

    Article VI: CITY BONDS AND TIME WARRANTS
  61. General Obligation Bonds
  62. Revenue Bonds
  63. Incontestability of Bonds
  64. Time Warrants
  65. Investments

    Article VII: FINANCE ADMINISTRATION
  66. Financial Department; Appointment
  67. Fees Shall be Paid to City
  68. Contracts for Improvements
  69. Disbursement of Funds
  70. Borrowing Anticipation of Property Taxes
  71. Borrowing in Anticipation of Other Revenues

    Article VIII:  TAX ADMINISTRATION
  72. Power to Tax
  73. Property Subject to Tax; Method of Assessment
  74. Taxes; When Due and Payable
  75. Seizure and Sale of Personal Property
  76. Tax Liens

    Article IX:  NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
  77. Municipal Elections
  78. Regulation of Elections
  79. How to Get Name on Ballot
  80. Council Ballots
  81. Law Governing City Elections
  82. Canvassing Election
  83. Oath of Office

    Article X:  INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
  84. Power of Initiative
  85. Power of Referendum
  86. Form of Petitions; Committee of Petitioners
  87. Filing; Examination and Certification of Petitions
  88. Amendment of Petitions
  89. Effect of Certification of Referendum Petition
  90. Consideration by City Council
  91. Submission to Electors
  92. Form of Ballot for Initiated and Referred Ordinances
  93. Results of Election
  94. Repealing Ordinances; Publication
  95. Recall; General
  96. Recall Procedure
  97. Recall Petitions
  98. Recall Election
  99. Ballots in Recall Election
  100. Results of Recall Election
  101. Limitations on Recalls
  102. District Judge May Order Election

    Article XI:  FRANCHISES AND PUBLIC UTILITIES
  103. Control Over and Powers With Reference to City Property
  104. Limitations
  105. Procedure
  106. Term and Conditions
  107. Utility Rates and Charges
  108. Applicable to Streets and Highways
  109. Public Service Corporation to File Annual Reports
  110. Option to Purchase
  111. Consent of Property Owners
  112. Extensions
  113. Other Conditions
  114. Franchise Records

    Article XII:  GENERAL PROVISIONS
  115. Publicity of Records
  116. Personal Interest
  117. No Officer or Employee to Accept Gifts
  118. Relatives of Officers Shall Not be Appointed or Employed
  119. Oath of Office
  120. Notice of Injury or Damage
  121. Power to Settle Claims
  122. Service of Process Against the City
  123. City Not Required to Give Security or Execute Bond
  124. Liens Against City Property
  125. Provisions Relating to Assignment, Execution and Garnishment
  126. Power to Remit Penalties
  127. Church and School Property Not Exempt From Special Assessments
  128. Sale or Lease of Property Other Than Public Utilities or Acquired by Tax Sale
  129. Effect of This Charter on Existing Law
  130. Continuance of Contracts and Succession of Rights
  131. Gender Neutrality
  132. Construction and Separability Clause
  133. Amending the Charter
  134. Submission of the Charter to Electors
  135. Rearrangement and Renumbering

 

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