THE CHARTER OF THE
CITY OF CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OHIO
CONTENTS
                               
 
      (EDITOR'S NOTE:  The Charter was originally adopted by the voters at a special election on August 9, 1921.  Dates appearing in parentheses following a section heading indicate that those provisions were subsequently amended or adopted on the date given.)
                                     
 
ARTICLE I.   NAME AND BOUNDARIES.
 
ARTICLE II.   POWERS.
 
ARTICLE III.   THE COUNCIL.
   Sec.  1.   Powers, Number and Term.
   Sec.  2.   Qualifications.  (5-6-86)
   Sec.  3.   Removal.  (11-7-72)
   Sec.  4.   Vacancies.  (11-7-72)
   Sec.  5.   Salaries.  (11-2-82; 11-5-19)
   Sec.  6.   Appointees.  (11-2-82; 11-5-19)
   Sec.  7.   Meetings.  (11-7-72)
   Sec.  8.   General Provisions.
   Sec.  9.   Franchises.
   Sec. 10.   Interest in Contracts.  (11-5-19)
   Sec. 11.   President of Council and Vice President of Council.  (11-7-72; 11-5- 19)
 
ARTICLE IV.   THE MAYOR.
   Sec.  1.   Term.  (11-5-19)
   Sec.  2.   Qualifications.  (11-5-19)
   Sec.  3.   Executive Powers.  (11-5-19)
   Sec.  4.   City Administrator.  (11-5-19)
   Sec.  5.   Legislative Powers.  (11-5-19)
   Sec.  6.   Judicial Powers.  (11-5-19)
   Sec.  7.   Salary.  (11-5-19)
   Sec.  8.   Interest in Contracts.  (11-5-19)
   Sec.  9.   Removal.  (11-5-19)
   Sec. 10.   Absence and Vacancy.  (11-5-19)
   Sec. 11.   Recall.  (11-5-19)
 
ARTICLE V.   ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS.
   Sec.  1.   Departments.  (11-7-72; 11-5-19)
   Sec.  2.   Directors.  (11-7-72; 11-5-19)
   Sec.  3.   City Manager as Head of Departments.  (11-7-72)
   Sec.  3.   Mayor as Head of Departments.  (11-5-19) (Effective 1-1-22)
   Sec.  4.   Salaries and Bonds.
 
ARTICLE VI.   MUNICIPAL COURT.
   Sec.  1.   Establishment.  (11-7-72)
   Sec.  2.   Nomination and Election.  (11-7-72)
   Sec.  3.   General Provisions.  (11-7-72)
 
ARTICLE VII.   NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS.
   Sec.  1.   Time of Holding Elections. (11-5-19)
   Sec.  2.   Ballots.  (11-7-72; 11-5-19)
   Sec.  3.   Petition for Places on Ballots.  (11-8-16; 11-3-20)
   Sec.  4.   Acceptance.  (11-8-16; 11-3-20)
   Sec.  5.   Who Elected.  (11-8-16; 11-3-20)
   Sec.  6.   Conduct of Elections and Canvass of Votes.
   Sec.  7.   Voting by a Member of the Armed Forces and His Family.  (11-7-72)
 
ARTICLE VIII.   INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL.
   Sec.  1.   Initiative.
   Sec.  2.   Referendum.
   Sec.  3.   Recall.  (11-8-16)
   Sec.  4.   General Provisions.  (11-8-16)
   Sec.  5.   Official Publicity.  (11-7-72)
 
ARTICLE IX.   FINANCES.
   Sec.  1.   Budget.  (11-5-19)
   Sec.  2.   Appropriation Ordinance.  (11-5-19)
   Sec.  3.   Transfer of Funds.  (11-5-19)
   Sec.  4.   Unencumbered Balances.
   Sec.  5.   Payment of Claims.  (11-5-19)
   Sec.  6.   Certification of Funds.
   Sec.  7.   Money in the Funds.
   Sec.  8.   Bond Issues.  (11-7-72)
   Sec.  9.   Maturities of Bonds.
   Sec. 10.   Temporary Loans.  (11-7-72)
   Sec. 11.   Limitation on Rate of Taxation for Current Operating Expenses.  (11-7-72)
   Sec. 11(A).   Limitation on rate of taxation for improvement and maintenance of City-owned parks, recreation and cultural facilities.  (11-2-04)
   Sec. 12.   Auditing Finances.  (11-2-82)
 
ARTICLE X.   FRANCHISES.
   Sec.  1.   Grants Limited.
   Sec.  2.   Period of Grants.
   Sec.  3.   Consents.
   Sec.  4.   Regulations.
   Sec.  5.   Grants Not Included.
 
ARTICLE XI.   CITY PLANNING COMMISSION.
   Sec.  1.   Establishment.  (11-2-82; 11-5-19)
   Sec.  2.   Powers.  (11-7-72; 11-5-19)
 
ARTICLE XII.   CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION.
   Sec.  1.   Establishment.  (11-7-72; 11-5-19)
   Sec.  2.   Officers and Employees.  (11-7-72; 11-5-19)
   Sec.  3.   Powers and Procedures.  (11-7-72)
 
ARTICLE XIII.   AMENDMENTS.  (11-7-72)
 
ARTICLE XIV.   SAVING CLAUSES.
   Sec.  1.   Laws Continued in Force.
   Sec.  2.   Partial Invalidity.
   Sec.  3.   Continuance of Present Officials.
   Sec.  4.   Continuance of Contracts and Vested Rights.
 
ARTICLE XV.   CHARTER REVIEW.  (11-7-72)
 
ARTICLE XVI.   WHEN CHARTER TAKES EFFECT.  (11-7-72)