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CHARTER
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Charter was approved by the voters on June 5, 1951. Dates appearing in parentheses following a section heading indicate that the section was amended or enacted on the date given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER I.  NAME, BOUNDARIES AND POWERS
Section 1.   Name and Boundaries. (11-6-73; 11-8-88)
Section 2.   Powers.
CHAPTER II.  COUNCIL
Section 3.   Number, Term, Powers. (11-6-62; 11-6-90)
Section 3A.   Dividing and Redividing the City into Wards. (11-6-62; 5-2-89; 11-3-98)
Section 4.   Qualifications. (6-8-76; 11-4-03)
Section 5.   Removal. (11-4-03)
Section 6.   Vacancies. (11-6-90; 5-2-95)
Section 7.   Salaries. (11-6-73; 5-2-95; 11-4-03)
Section 8.   Meetings and Organization.  (11-8-88; 11-8-05)
Section 8A.   President. (11-6-90; 11-2-99; 11-6-01; 5-6-03)
Section 8B.   Clerk of Council. (Repealed 11-6-73)
Section 8B.   Special Meetings. (Renumbered 11-6-73) (5-6-03)
Section 8C.   Quorum. (Renumbered 11-6-73; 11-4-03)
Section 9.   Procedure of Council. (11-8-77; 5-6-03)
Section   9A.   Referral by Council to the Electorate. (5-7-85; 11-4-03; 5-6-14)
Section   9B.   The Council Annual Report.  (11-4-03)
Section 10.   Emergency Ordinances. (11-6-18)
Section 11.   Procedure on Disapproval of Legislation by Mayor.
Section 12.   Salaries and Pay of Officers and Employees.
CHAPTER III.  INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM, RECALL
Section 13.   Initiative, Referendum, Recall. (11-4-86; 5-6-03; 11-8-05)
CHAPTER IV.  MAYOR
Section 14.   Term. (11-6-90)
Section 15.   Vacancy.  (11-2-99; 5-6-03)
Section   15A.   Acting and Interim Mayor - Temporary Absence. (11-6-18)
Section 16.   Qualifications.  (11-6-90)
Section 17.   Removal.  (11-8-88)
Section 18.   Powers, Judicial and Legislative. (11-6-73; 11-6-01)
Section 19.   Powers, Administrative.
Section   19A.   Suspension by the Mayor from Office or Employment.
Section   19B.   Preferring Charges by the Mayor Against Officers or Employees.
Section   19C.   Mayor, Conservator of Peace, Chief Executive.
Section 20.   Salary. (5-6-14)
Section 21.   Office.
CHAPTER V.  DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Section 22.   Appointment and Term. (11-7-78; 11-3-98; 5-6-03; 3-2-04)
Section 23.   Vacancy. (11-7-72; 5-6-03)
Section 24.   Qualifications. (11-7-72; 5-6-14)
Section 25.   Removal. (11-7-72)
Section 26.   Powers and Duties. (11-7-78)
Section 27.   Salary. (11-7-72)
Section 28.   Office. (11-7-72)
CHAPTER VI. CLERK OF COUNCIL
Section 29.   Appointment and Term (11-6-73)
Section 30.   Vacancy. (11-6-73)
Section 31.   Qualifications. (11-6-73)
Section 32.   Removal. (11-6-73; 11-8-05)
Section 33.   Powers and Duties. (11-7-78)
Section 34.   Salary. (11-6-73)
Section 35.   Office. (11-6-73)
CHAPTER VII.  DEPARTMENTS
Section 36.   Establishment of Departments.
Section 37.   Director of Law. (11-6-73; 11-3-98; 5-6-03)
Section 38.   Municipal Engineer. (11-3-98; 5-6-03; 3-2-04)
Section 39.   Building Inspector.  (11-3-98; 5-6-03; 3-2-04)
Section 40.   Safety Department.
Section 40A.   Department of Recreation.  (3-2-04)
CHAPTER VIII.  MUNICIPAL PLANNING COMMISSION
Section 41.   Organization.  (5-2-95)
Section 42.   Term.  (5-2-95; 11-2-04)
Section 43.   Powers and Duties.
Section 44.   Compensation.
CHAPTER IX.  BOARD OF MUNICIPAL UTILITIES
Section 45.   Number and Term.
Section 46.   Qualifications. (6-8-76)
Section 47.   Removal.
Section 48.   Vacancies.
Section 49.   Meetings and Organization.  (3-2-04; 8-7-12)
Section   49A.   Day of Meetings and Organization.  (8-7-12)
Section 50.   Quorum.
Section 51.   Powers and Duties.
Section 52.   Salary.
Section 53.   Salaries and Wages of Employees.
CHAPTER X.  FINANCE
Section 54.   Finance. (11-7-78)
Section 55.   Transfers and Balances.
Section 56.   Payment of Claims. (11-7-78)
Section 57.   Custody and Deposit of Funds. (11-6-73)
Section 58.   Certification of Expenditures.  (5-2-89; 11-4-08)
Section 59.   Competitive Bidding. (11-4-86; 5-2-89; 5-2-95; 5-6-03; 11-4-08; 11-5-13; 11-6-18)
Section 60.   Public Improvements.
CHAPTER XI.  FRANCHISES
Section 61.   Franchises.
CHAPTER XII.  OMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Section 62.   Nominations and Elections. (11-6-73; 5-2-95; 11-6-01; 11-2-04; 8-7-12)
CHAPTER XIII.  MISCELLANEOUS
Section 63.   Bonds of Officers and Employees. (11-6-73)
Section 64.   Pensions, Insurance. (11-7-78)
Section 65.   Civil Service.  (5-2-95)
Section 66.   Effect of Charter.
Section 67.   Military Service. (11-2-04; 5-6-14)
Section 68.   Words Held to be Inclusive.
Section 69.   Limitation on Industrial Area.  (11-8-94)
Section 69A.   Property for Future Industrial Zoning. (11-8-60; 5-3-66; 5-4-71)
Section 70.   Partial Invalidity.
Section 71.   Interpretation.
Section 72.   Amendment to Charter; Charter Review Commission.  (11-7-72; 11-3-98; 11-4-03; 11-2-04; 11-8-05; 11-4-08; 11-6-18)
Section 73.   Time of Taking Effect.
Section 74.   Requirement, Terms and Procedure for Binding Arbitration. (11-2-82)