Section 1.01  CREATION, POWERS, AND DEFINITIONS.
   The existing municipal corporation known as the city of Palm Bay, Brevard County, Florida, is hereby continued and reestablished. It shall have and may exercise all governmental, corporate and proprietary powers under the Constitution, general and special acts of the state of Florida as fully and completely as if specifically enumerated in this charter to enable it to conduct municipal government, perform municipal functions and render municipal services.
   Wherever the word “city” shall appear in this charter, it shall be construed to mean the “city of Palm Bay”. Wherever the word “manager” shall appear in this charter, it shall be construed to mean the “city manager”. Wherever the words “council,” “city council”, or “city of Palm Bay” shall appear in this charter, it shall be construed to mean “the mayor and the other councilmembers”, unless specifically excepted by other provisions of this charter.
   When any reference herein is made to any gender, such reference shall be deemed to include either masculine, feminine or neuter, as appropriate, and any reference herein to any number shall be deemed to include both singular and plural where the context of the provisions of this document shall permit or require.
(Ord. 92-28, passed 9-17-92)  (Adopted by electorate 11-3-92)