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All powers of the City permitted by this Charter, the Constitution, and the laws of the State of Ohio shall be vested in Council. Council shall provide for the exercise of all City powers and for the performance of all duties and obligations imposed on the City by law. Without limitation of the foregoing, Council shall have the power to:
(A) Fix the number of officers and employees in the various City offices, departments, divisions, bureaus, boards and commissions, to fix the rate of their compensation, hours of work and to provide such other fringe benefits as it deems proper;
(B) Create, combine, change and abolish departments, divisions, bureaus, boards and commissions not specifically created by this Charter;
(C) Provide for an independent audit of the accounts and records of the City, which may be in addition to audits by State offices and agencies as may be required under the laws of the State of Ohio;
(D) Conduct inquiries and investigations regarding the City affairs and the conduct of any City department, office or agency and for this purpose subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, take testimony and require the production of evidence; and
(E) Employ such other employees and persons as it deems necessary for the proper discharge of its powers, duties and functions.