CHARTER
EDITOR'S NOTE: The original Charter became effective January 6, 1958, and was amended on May 5, 1970, November 3, 1981, November 8, 1983, November 5, 1985, November 6, 1990, May 2, 1995, November 7, 1995, November 7, 2000, November 8, 2005, November 3, 2009, November 2, 2010, November 6, 2012 and November 3, 2015.
PREAMBLE
ARTICLE I.  NAME AND BOUNDARIES
   Section 1.01   Name.
   Section 1.02   Boundaries.
ARTICLE II.  FORM OF GOVERNMENT AND POWERS
   Section 2.01   Form of Government. (11-7-00)
   Section 2.02   Powers. (11-7-00)
ARTICLE III.  THE COUNCIL
   Section 3.01   Composition and Terms. (11-7-00; 11-2-10)
   Section 3.02   Meetings.  (11-8-05; 11-2-10; 11-3-15)
   Section 3.03   President. (11-7-00; 11-8-05; 11-3-15)
   Section 3.04   Clerk of Council.  (11-3-15)
   Section 3.05   Powers. (11-7-00; 11-8-05; 11-3-15)
   Section 3.06   Journal.
   Section 3.07   Quorum and Procedure.  (11-3-15)
   Section 3.08   Ordinances and Resolutions.
   Section 3.09   Ordinances and Resolutions That Take Immediate Effect. (11-8-05; 11-3-15)
   Section 3.10   Salaries and Bonds.  (11-3-15)
   Section 3.11   Vacancies. (11-7-00; 11-3-15)
   Section 3.12   Administrative Service. (11-7-00; 11-3-15)
   Section 3.13   Removal.
ARTICLE IV.  THE MAYOR
   Section 4.01   Term. (11-7-00)
   Section 4.02   Powers. (11-7-00; 11-8-05; 11-2-10; 11-3-15)
   Section 4.03   Vacancy. (11-7-00; 11-2-10)
   Section 4.04   Absence. (11-7-00)
ARTICLE V.  THE MANAGER
   Section 5.01   Appointment, Removal, Suspension and Qualifications. (11-7-00; 11-2-10; 11-3-15)
   Section 5.02   Removal Process. (11-7-00; 11-3-15)
   Section 5.03   Powers and Duties. (11-7-00; 11-8-05; 11-3-15)
   Section 5.04   Vacancy. (11-7-00; 11-2-10)
   Section 5.05   Acting City Manager. (11-7-00)
ARTICLE VI.  FINANCES
   Section 6.01   Limitation on Rate of Taxation.
   Section 6.02   Tax Credit. (11-2-10)
   Section 6.03   Finance Director. (11-7-00)
   Section 6.04   Contracts and Purchasing. (11-7-00; 11-2-10; 11-3-15)
ARTICLE VII.  NOMINATIONS, ELECTIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS
   Section 7.01   Nominations. (11-8-05 ; 11-6-12)
   Section 7.02   Ballots.
   Section 7.03   Elections.
   Section 7.04   Qualifications. (11-7-00; 11-8-05 ; 11-2-10)
ARTICLE VIII.  OPERATING AND STAFF DIVISIONS AND DEPARTMENTS
   Section 8.01   General Provisions. (11-7-00)
   Section 8.02   Division of Safety. (11-7-00)
   Section 8.03   City Solicitor. (11-7-00)
   Section 8.04   Park Board - Composition and Terms. (11-8-05 ; 11-2-10)
   Section 8.05   Municipal Parks. (11-7-00; 11-3-15)
   Section 8.06   Cemeteries. (11-7-00; 11-8-05)
   Section 8.07   Tree Commission. (11-7-00)
   Section 8.08   Tree Commission – Powers and Duties.  (11-8-05)
ARTICLE IX.  PLANNING
   Section 9.01   Planning Commission - Composition and Terms. (5-2-95; 11-7-00; 11-3-15)
   Section 9.02   Planning Commission - Powers and Duties. (11-7-00; 11-3-09; 11-2-10; 11-3-15)
   Section 9.03   Continuing Comprehensive Plan. (11-7-00; 11-2-10)
   Section 9.04   Board of Zoning and Building Appeals - Composition and Terms. (11-7-00)
   Section 9.05   Board of Zoning and Buildings Appeals - Powers and Duties.
   Section 9.06   Architectural and Historic Board of Review - Composition and Terms. (11-7-00; 11-8-05)
   Section 9.07   Architectural and Historic Board of Review - Powers and Duties.  (11-7-00; 11-3-09; 11-3-15)
   Section 9.08   Architectural and Historic Board of Review - Appeals.
ARTICLE X.  REMOVAL OF APPOINTEES
   Section 10.01   Removal From Office. (11-2-10)
ARTICLE XI.  PERSONNEL SYSTEM
   Section 11.01   Personnel Advisory and Appeals Board - Composition and Terms. (11-7-00)
   Section 11.02   Personnel Advisory and Appeals Board - Powers and Duties. (11-7-00; 11-8-05; 11-2-10)
   Section 11.03   Personnel Principles and Rules. (11-7-00; 11-8-05)
   Section 11.04   Jurisdiction. (New) (Repealed)
   Section 11.04   Civil Service Commission. (Old) (Repealed)
   Section 11.05   Terms of Office. (Repealed)
   Section 11.06   Vacancy on the Board. (Repealed)
   Section 11.07   Removal of a Board Member. (Repealed)
   Section 11.08   Meetings of Board.  (New) (Repealed)
   Section 11.08   Division of Services. (Old) (Repealed)
   Section 11.09   Unclassified Service. (Repealed)
   Section 11.10   Classified Service. (Repealed)
   Section 11.11   Rules of Commission. (Repealed)
   Section 11.12   Public Hearing on Rules. (Repealed)
   Section 11.13   Conflict With Rules. (Repealed)
   Section 11.14   Rules of Procedure. (Repealed)
   Section 11.15   Reports. (Repealed)
   Section 11.16   Automatic Membership in Classified Service. (Repealed)
   Section 11.17   Jurisdiction. (Old) (Repealed)
   Section 11.18   Funding. (Repealed)
ARTICLE XII.  INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
   Section 12.01   Initiative.  (11-8-05; 11-2-10)
   Section 12.02   Referendum. (11-8-05)
   Section 12.03   Recall. (11-2-10)
ARTICLE XIII.  AMENDMENTS TO CHARTER
   Section 13.01   Methods and Procedure.
   Section 13.02   Charter Review Commission. (11-7-00)
ARTICLE XIV.  ANNEXATION
   Section 14.01   General Provisions. (Repealed)
   Section 14.02   The Council. (Repealed)
   Section 14.03   The Mayor. (Repealed)
   Section 14.04   Planning Commission. (Repealed)
   Section 14.05   Board of Zoning and Building Appeals. (Repealed)
   Section 14.06   Architectural and Historic Board of Review. (Repealed)
   Section 14.07   Charter Review Commission. (Repealed)
   Section 14.08   Merger.  (Repealed)
ARTICLE XV.  MERGER
   Section 15.01   Conflict Between Conditions of Merger and Charter. (Repealed)
ARTICLE XVI.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
   Section 16.01   Effective Date of Charter.
   Section 16.02   Effect of Partial Invalidity.
   Section 16.03   Effect of the Charter Upon Existing Laws and Rights.