GUN BARREL CITY, TX
HOME RULE CHARTER
   TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section
Preamble
Article I.  Form of Government and Boundaries
   1.01   Incorporation
   1.02   Form of government
   1.03   Boundaries of the city
   1.04   Annexation or disannexation
Article II.  Powers of the City
   2.01   General powers of the city
   2.02   Public improvements
   2.03   Miscellaneous powers
Article III.  City Council
   3.01   Composition
   3.02   Limitations on terms
   3.03   Qualifications of members
   3.04   Compensation
   3.05   Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem
   3.06   Vacancies, forfeitures and filling of vacancies
   3.07   Powers of the City Council
   3.08   Prohibitions
   3.09   Meetings of the City Council
   3.10   Quorum
   3.11   Conflict of interest
   3.12   Abstention
   3.13   Rules of procedure
   3.14   Passage of ordinances in general
   3.15   Emergency ordinances
   3.16   Authentication, recording, codification, printing and distribution
   3.17   Investigations by City Council
   3.18   Bond
Article IV - City Administration
   4.01   City Manager
   4.02   City Secretary
   4.03   Treasurer
   4.04   Municipal Court
   4.05   City Attorney
   4.06   Administrative departments, offices and agency services
   4.07   Personnel system
Article V - Nominations and Elections
   5.01   City elections
   5.02   Filing for office
   5.03   Official ballots
   5.04   Official results
   5.05   Taking of office
Article VI - Initiative, Referendum and Recall
   6.01   General authority
   6.02   Petitioners committee
   6.03   Petition circulation
   6.04   Form of petition
   6.05   Presentation of petitions
   6.06   Suspension of effect of ordinance for referendum petitions
   6.07   Certification of petitions and presentation to City Council
   6.08   Action on initiative and referendum petitions
   6.09   Calling of recall election
   6.10   Withdrawal of petitions
   6.11   Form of ballots
   6.12   Results of elections
   6.13   Limitations and restrictions
   6.14   Failure of City Council to call an election
Article VII - Budget and Finance
   7.01   Fiscal year
   7.02   Submission of budget and budget message
   7.03   Budget message
   7.04   Budget:  A public record
   7.05   Public hearing on budget
   7.06   Proceeding on adoption of budget
   7.07   Budget, appropriation and amount to be raised by taxation
   7.08   Contingent appropriation
   7.09   Amending the budget
   7.10   Certification:  Copies made available
   7.11   Capital program
   7.12   Defect shall not invalidate the tax levy
   7.13   Lapse of appropriations
   7.14   Borrowing
   7.15   Purchasing
   7.16   Administration of budget
   7.17   Depository
   7.18   Independent audit
   7.19   Power to tax
   7.20   When due and payable
   7.21   Tax liens, liabilities and suits
Article VIII - Boards and Commissions
   8.01   Authority, composition and procedures
   8.02   Boards and Commissions enumerated
   8.03   Appeals to City Council
Article IX - Planning and Zoning Commission, Master Plan, Board of Adjustment
   9.01   Organization
   9.02   Duties and powers
   9.03   Procedure
   9.04   The Master Plan:  Procedure and legal effect
   9.05   Board of Adjustment
Article X - Utility and Public Service Franchises and Licenses
   10.01   Authority
   10.02   Ordinance granting franchise
   10.03   Transfer of franchise
   10.04   Franchise value not to be allowed
   10.05   Right of regulation
   10.06   Regulation of rates
   10.07   Licenses, levies and collections
Article XI - General Provisions
   11.01   Public records
   11.02   Official newspaper
   11.03   Oaths
   11.04   Separability
   11.05   Definitions and wording interpretation
   11.06   Amendment of charter
   11.07   Charter Review Commission
Article XII - Legal Provisions
   12.01   Assignment, execution and garnishment
   12.02   Security and bond
   12.03   Notice of claim
   12.04   Power to settle claims
   12.05   Service of process against the city
   12.06   Judicial notice
   12.07   Pending matters
Article XIII - Transitional Provisions
   13.01   Effective date
   13.02   Continuation of elective offices
   13.03   Continuation of operations
   13.04   Officers and employees
Article XIV - Nepotism, Prohibitions and Penalties
   14.01   Nepotism
   14.02   Equality of rights
   14.03   Wrongful influence
   14.04   Wrongful interference
   14.05   Indebtedness to city
   14.06   Conflict of interest
Article XV - Miscellaneous Provisions
   15.01   Submission of charter to electors
   15.02   State preemption
   15.03   Amendments that are not substantive changes
Editor's note:
   The city's Home Rule Charter was adopted by the electorate on August 10, 1996, as declared by Ordinance 497, passed August 13, 1996.  Amendments were approved by voters on February 2, 2002, May 11, 2013, May 7, 2016, and November 3, 2020.
   The city's Home Rule Charter has been codified in the English language only.  However, a Spanish language copy of the Home Rule Charter is available for public inspection at the office of the City Secretary.