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THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF CHICO
We, the people of the City of Chico, State of California, do ordain and establish this Charter as the organic law of said city under the Constitution of said state.
ARTICLE I. INCORPORATION AND SUCCESSION.
§100. Name of city.
§101. Definition of “city.”
§103. Rights and liabilities.
§104. Continuance of vested rights.
§105. Continuance of ordinances and resolutions.
§106. Continuance of present council members, officers and employees.
ARTICLE II. POWERS OF THE CITY.
§200. Legislative power of the city.
§201. General powers.
ARTICLE III. FORM OF GOVERNMENT.
§300. Council-manager form of government.
ARTICLE IV. ELECTIVE OFFICERS.
§401. Terms generally.
§402. Elected at large.
§403. Eligibility of candidates.
§405. Same - Forfeiture of office for failure to attend meetings or conviction of certain crimes, etc.
§409. Oath of office.
ARTICLE V. ELECTIONS.
§500. General municipal elections.
§501. Special municipal elections.
§502. Procedure for holding elections.
§503. Initiative, referendum and recall.
ARTICLE VI. THE COUNCIL.
§603. Mayor, vice-mayor, mayor pro tempore.
§604. Powers of the council.
§605. Appointment of officers and commission members.
§606. Power of subpoena; failure to obey subpoena.
§607. Rules of procedure.
§608. Council members ineligible to other city positions.
§609. Ordinances and resolutions generally.
§610. Ordinance - Title and enacting clause.
§611. Same - Adoption and publication.
§612. Same - Emergency ordinances.
§613. Same - Amendment.
§614. Same - Sale, exchange, lease or purchase of real property.
§615. Same - Attesting.
§616. Same - Effective date.
§617. Same - Codification and adoption by reference.
ARTICLE VII. THE CITY MANAGER.
§701. Duties and authority generally.
ARTICLE VIII. EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATIONS.
§800. Establishment by ordinance.
ARTICLE IX. APPOINTIVE OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES.
§901. Residence requirements.
§902. Oath of office.
§903. Official bonds.
§904. Duties to be established by ordinance; combining departments or offices; suspending or abolishing offices.
§905. Powers and duties of city clerk.
§906. Qualifications, powers and duties of city attorney.
§908. Finance director.
§909. Compensation of officers, department heads and employees.
§912. Delivery of books, papers, etc., to successors.
§913. Inspection of books and records.
§914. Copies from books or records.
ARTICLE X. APPOINTIVE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.
§1000.1. Number of members.
§1001. Appointments; terms.
§1006. Bidwell Park and Playground commission - Creation and appointment of members; suspension.
§1006.1. Same - Powers and duties.
§1006.2. Same - Acceptance and disposition of donations, legacies or bequests.
§1007. Airport commission - Generally; appointment of members.
§1007.1. Same - Powers and duties.
ARTICLE XI. FISCAL ADMINISTRATION.
§1100. The fiscal year.
§1101. Tax system.
§1102. Annual or biennial budget.
§1103. Budget - Adoption; fixing of tax rates and assessments.
§1106. Special taxes.
§1107. Revenue bonds.
§1108. Limitation on bonded indebtedness.
§1109. Independent audit.
§1110. Public works contracts.
§1111. Form of contract.
§1112. Regulation of public works contracts.
§1113. Centralized purchasing.
§1114. Contracts for legal publications.
§1115. Claims, demands and actions.
ARTICLE XII. FRANCHISES.
§1200. Granting of franchises.
ARTICLE XIII. (REPEALED.)
ARTICLE XIV. PERSONNEL SYSTEM.
§1400. Establishment by ordinance.
ARTICLE XV. MISCELLANEOUS.
§1501. Powers relative to streams and channels.
§1502. Effective date of Charter.
§1503. Severability of provisions of Charter.
§1504. Applicability of general laws of state to city
§1505. Violations; penalties.