AURORA CHARTER
Editor's Note:  The Charter was originally adopted by the electors at a special election on June 26, 1959.  Dates appearing in parentheses at the end of a section heading indicate those provisions were subsequently adopted or amended on the date given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PREAMBLE (11-3-92)
ARTICLE I.      NAMES AND BOUNDARIES
      Section 1.01   Name. (11-3-92)
      Section 1.02   Boundaries.
ARTICLE II.      MUNICIPAL POWERS
Section 2.01   Municipal Powers.(5-3-05)
ARTICLE III.   THE COUNCIL
Section 3.01   Powers, Number and Term. (11-3-92)
Section 3.02   Qualifications. (11-4-97, Amended 11-7-00)
Section 3.03   Vacancies. (11-4-14)
Section 3.04   Removal. (5-3-05; 11-5-19)
Section 3.05   Wards. (5-3-05)
Section 3.06   Organization and Meetings. (5-3-05; 11-5-19)
Section 3.07   Special Meetings. (11-2-04)
Section 3.08   Quorum. (11-3-92)
Section 3.09    Compensation and Bonds. (5-3-05)
Section 3.10    Clerk of Council. (5-3-05)
Section 3.11    Legislative Procedure. (11-4-14)
Section 3.12   Annual Appropriations Considerations (11-4-14)
Section 3.13   Emergency Ordinances and Resolutions.(11-3-09)
Section 3.14   Effective Date of Ordinances and Resolutions. (11-3-92)
Section 3.15   Boards and Commissions. (11-4-14)
Section 3.16   President of Council. (11-4-14)
ARTICLE IV.   THE MAYOR
Section 4.01   Term of Office. (11-3-92)
Section 4.02   Qualifications. (11-2-04)
Section 4.03   Judicial Powers.
Section 4.04   Legislative Powers. (11-4-03)
Section 4.05   Executive Powers. (5-3-05)
Section 4.05A    Appontment and Removal of Department Directors and Division Heads. (11-4-14)
Section 4.06   Veto Powers. (11-2-04)
Section 4.07   Vacancies. (11-4-14)
Section 4.08    Mayor Elect. (11-4-14)
ARTICLE V.   ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES, DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS AND  COMMISSIONS
Section 5.01   General Provisions. (11-2-04)
ARTICLE VI.   DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
Section 6.01   Director; Duties. (11-2-04)
      Section 6.02    Contracts and Purchasing. (11-2-04; 11-5-19)
      Section 6.03    Limitation on Rate of Taxation.
      Section 6.04    Income Tax Credit. (5-6-03)
Section 6.05    Councilmanic Bonds. (5-4-10)
 
ARTICLE VII.     DEPARTMENT OF LAW
Section 7.01   Director; Duties. (11-4-14)
ARTICLE VIII.   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Section 8.01   Director; Duties. (11-2-04)
Section 8.02   Division of Polilce. (11-2-04)
Section 8.03   Division of Fire and EMS. (11-2-04)
ARTICLE IX.   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE
Section 9.01   Director; Duties. (11-2-04)
ARTICLE X.      PARKS AND RECREATION
Section 10.01   Director Duties.  (11-5-19)
Section 10.02   Organization.  (11-5-19)
ARTICLE XI.   DIVISION OF PLANNING, ZONING AND BUILDING
      Section 11.01   Director Duties.  (11-4-14)
      Section 11.02   Organization.  (11-4-14)
ARTICLE XII.   DEPARTMENT OF FIRE (Repealed)
ARTICLE XIII.   PLANNING COMMISSION AND ZONING PROCEDURE
Section 13.01   Planning Commission - Composition and Term. (11-4-97)
Section 13.02   Organization. (11-4-14)
Section 13.03   Powers and Duties.  (5-8-01)
Section 13.04   Mandatory Referral to Planning Commission; Electorate Approval. (11-4-14)
Section 13.05   Public Hearings by Council. (5-3-05)
ARTICLE XIV.   MASTER PLAN REVIEW COMMISSION.
Section 14.01   Composition and Terms (11-4-97)
Section 14.02   Duties. (11-4-97)
Section 14.03   Master Plan Contents. (11-4-14)
Section 14.04   Master Plan Review by Planning Commission. (11-4-97)
Section 14.05   Master Plan Review by City Council. (11-4-14; 11-5-19)
ARTICLE XV.   CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
Section 15.01   Establishment. (11-2-04)
Section 15.02   Employment Testing. (11-04-97, Amended 11-7-00)
ARTICLE XVI.   NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Section 16.01   Nominations. (11-2-04)
Section 16.02   Elections. (11-2-04)
ARTICLE XVII.   INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
Section 17.01   Initiative.
Section 17.02   Referendum. (11-3-09)
Section 17.03   Recall. (11-4-14)
ARTICLE XVIII.   FRANCHISES
Section 18.01   Granting of Franchises.
Section 18.02   Regulations.
ARTICLE XIX.   AMENDMENTS TO CHARTER
Section 19.01   Methods and Procedures. (5-3-05)
ARTICLE XX.   CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION
Section 20.01   Composition and Terms. (11-4-97, Amended 11-7-00)
Section 20.02   Duties. (11-3-92)
Section 20.03   Submission to Electors. (Repealed)
ARTICLE XXI.   GENERAL PROVISIONS
Section 21.01   Effective Date of Charter.
Section 21.02   Effect of Partial Invalidity.
Section 21.03   Effect of Charter Upon Existing Laws and Rights. (5-3-05)
Section 21.04   Interpretation of the Charter.
Section 21.05   Rearrangement and Reprinting of Charter. (11-4-75)
Section 21.06   Conflict of Interest. (11-3-09)
CHARTER OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF AURORA, OHIO