Article I
   We, the people of the City of Eastlake, in the County of Lake, and State of Ohio, within the boundaries, as now established in the manner provided by the laws of the State of Ohio, and as incorporated in this Charter, do hereby adopt this Charter for the government of the City of Eastlake in order to secure the benefits of municipal home rule and to exercise all the powers of local self-government under the Constitution and the laws of the State of Ohio.