CHARTER
Editor’s note:
This Charter was adopted by Ordinance 276, passed November 19, 2020 and shall become effective as of April 1, 2021.
Section
ARTICLE I: POWERS OF THE CITY
   1.01   Incorporation
   1.02   Powers of the City
   1.03   Construction
   1.04   Form of government
   1.05   Intergovernmental relations
   1.06   Residency and resident voter
   1.07   Wards designated and described
   1.08   Elections
ARTICLE II: LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
   2.01   Powers and duties of City Council
   2.02   Composition, eligibility, election and terms
   2.03   Compensation; expenses
   2.04   Ethics and prohibitions
   2.05   Judge of qualifications
   2.06   Inquiries and investigations
   2.07   Independent audit
   2.08   Conduct of business
   2.09   Standing committees
   2.10   Ad-hoc committees
   2.11   Action requiring an ordinance
   2.12   Ordinances in general
   2.13   Emergency ordinances
   2.14   Franchises
   2.15   Codification and printing
ARTICLE III: EXECUTIVE BRANCH
   3.01   Appointment, powers and duties of the Mayor
   3.02   Qualification of Mayor
   3.03   Compensation of Mayor
   3.04   Public ethics and prohibitions
   3.05   Vacancies; forfeiture of office; removal from office; filling of vacancies
   3.06   City Clerk
   3.07   Appointment, powers and duties of the City Treasurer
ARTICLE IV: FINANCIAL PROCEDURES
   4.01   Fiscal year
   4.02   Submission of budget and budget message
   4.03   Budget message
   4.04   Budget
   4.05   Capital program
   4.06   Council action on budget
   4.07   Council action on capital program
   4.08   Public records
   4.09   Amendments after adoption
   4.10   Lapse of appropriations
   4.11   Administration of budget
ARTICLE V: PLANNING AND ZONING
   5.01   Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals
   5.02   Comprehensive Plan
   5.03   Membership and vacancies in office
ARTICLE VI: NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
   6.01   City elections
   6.02   Nominations and certification of candidates
   6.03   Ballots
   6.04   Determination of election results
ARTICLE VII: PROHIBITIONS AND GENERAL PROVISIONS
   7.01   Prohibitions
   7.02   Gifts
   7.03   Holding two offices
   7.04   Oaths and bonding of officers and employees