CHARTER
THIRD AMENDED CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF LAKEWOOD
Adopted November 7, 2017
 
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Third Amended Charter was adopted on November 7, 2017.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ARTICLE ONE.  MUNICIPAL POWERS
   1.1   Municipal Powers
   1.2   Manner of Exercise
   1.3   Interpretation
ARTICLE TWO.  COUNCIL
   2.1   Membership, Election and Term
   2.2   Qualifications and Vacancies
   2.3   Council Salaries
   2.4   Council Meetings and Election of Officers
   2.5   Organization and Procedures
   2.6   President and Vice President of Council
   2.7   Clerk and Other Staff of Council
   2.8   Enactment of Ordinances and Resolutions
   2.9   Mayor's Approval or Disapproval of Legislation
   2.10   Recording and Codification of Legislation
   2.11   Publication
   2.12   Effective Date of Legislation
ARTICLE THREE.  OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
   3.1   Executive and Administrative Powers
   3.2   Residency, Term and Qualifications of Mayor
   3.3   Mayor Ex-Officio Director
ARTICLE THREE.  OFFICE OF THE MAYOR (Cont.)
   3.4   Mayor's Appointment Power
   3.5   Salary of the Mayor
   3.6   General Powers and Duties of Mayor
   3.7   Mayor's Investigation
   3.8   Acting and Interim Mayor
   3.9   Location of Office; Full-Time Position
   3.10   Right of Mayor and Directors in Council
ARTICLE FOUR.  DEPARTMENTS AND OFFICERS
   4.1   General Provisions
   4.2   Directors of Departments
   4.3   Department of Law
   4.4   Department of Finance
ARTICLE FIVE.  FINANCE
   5.1   Director of Finance
   5.2   Bonds Required
   5.3   Fiscal Year
   5.4   Appropriations
   5.5   Budget Document
   5.6   Reports
   5.7   Capital Plan
   5.8   Assessments
   5.9   Municipal Income Tax
   5.10   Property Tax Levies
   5.11   Charter Exceptions for Debt Instruments
ARTICLE SIX. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
   6.1   Appointment and Term of Members
   6.2   President; Secretary
   6.3   Classified and Unclassified Service
   6.4   Procedure
   6.5   Salaries and Council Appropriation
   6.6   Suspension and Removal of Commission Member
   6.7   Salary Recommendations
ARTICLE SEVEN.  BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
   7.1   General Provisions
   7.2   Planning Commission
   7.3   Board of Zoning Appeal
   7.4   Board of Building Standards and Building Appeals
   7.5   Charter Review Commission and Charter Amendments
ARTICLE EIGHT.  ETHICS AND TRAINING
   8.1   Ethics
   8.2   Training for Council and Mayor
ARTICLE NINE.  ELECTIONS, INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM, RECALL
   9.1   Elections
   9.2   Initiative
   9.3   Referendum
   9.4   Recall
ARTICLE TEN.  APPROPRIATION OF PROPERTY
   10.1   Appropriation
   10.2   Initial Resolution
   10.3   Notice
   10.4   Further Proceedings
ARTICLE ELEVEN.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
   11.1   Continuance of Officers, Ordinances and Contracts
   11.2   Severability
THIRD AMENDED CHARTER
OF THE CITY OF LAKEWOOD, OHIO