HOME RULE CHARTER
OF
THE CITY OF PLEASANTON
The Charter contained herein was adopted by the citizens of Pleasanton at an election held on August 14, 1982 and placed in effect by the City Council of the City of Pleasanton on October 4, 1982. Amendments adopted by the citizens at an election held on January 17, 1987, August 12, 1989, May 6, 1995, May 6, 2000, May 6, 2003, May 9, 2009, and May 9, 2015, have been inserted in their proper place.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ARTICLE I. CORPORATION NAME
ARTICLE II. BOUNDARIES
   Section 1.   Limits and Boundaries
   Section 2.   Additional Territory
   Section 3.   Contraction of Boundaries
   Section 4.   Privileges and Duties of Inhabitants
   Section 5.   City Property Outside City Limits
ARTICLE III. MUNICIPAL POWERS
   Section 1.   Legislative and Contractual Powers
   Section 2.   Property
   Section 3.   Rights Reserved
   Section 4.   Local Self-Government
   Section 5.   Other Powers
ARTICLE IV. MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT
   Section 1.   Form of Government
   Section 2.   Qualifications of Officers
   Section 2A.   Disqualifications
   Section 2B.   Forfeit
   Section 3.   Appointive Officers
   Section 4.   Qualifications of Appointive Officers
   Section 5.   Terms of Office
   Section 6.   Vacancy or Vacancies
   Section 7.   Compensation
ARTICLE V. THE BOARD OF CITY COUNCILMEMBERS
   Section 1.   Regular Meetings and General Powers
   Section 2.   Mayor Pro Tempore and Quorum
   Section 3.   Appointments
   Section 4.   Combining Duties of Officers and Departments
ARTICLE VI. POWERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL
   Section 1.   Presiding Officer
   Section 2.   Powers
   Section 3.   Attendance at Meetings
   Section 4.   Control of Finances, Property and Ordinances
   Section 5.   Power to Determine Duties of Officers
   Section 6.   Procedure for Passage of Ordinances
ARTICLE VII. DUTIES AND POWERS OF OFFICERS
   Section 1.   Required Oath and Bond
   Section 2.   Duties and Powers of the Mayor
   Section 3.   Duties and Powers of Appointive Officers
ARTICLE VIII. CITY MANAGER
   Section 1.   Qualifications
   Section 2.   Compensation
   Section 3.   Term of Office
   Section 4.   Powers and Duties
   Section 5.   Absence of City Manager
   Section 6.   City Council's Relations with City Manager
ARTICLE IX. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
   Section 1.   Contracts
   Section 2.   Tax Debt Arrearages
ARTICLE X. LEGAL AND JUDICIAL
   Section 1.   Department of Police
   Section 2.   City Secretary
   Section 3.   Municipal Court
   Section 4.   City Attorney
ARTICLE XI. NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
   Section 1.   Elections
   Section 2.   Regulation of Elections
   Section 3.   Filing for Office
   Section 4.   The Official Ballot
   Section 5.   Election of Mayor by Majority
   Section 6.   Election of Councilmembers by Majority
   Section 7.   Laws Governing City Elections
   Section 8.   Conducting and Canvassing Elections
   Section 9.   Oath of Office
ARTICLE XII. RECALL OF OFFICERS
   Section 1.   Scope of Recall
   Section 2.   Petitions for Recall
   Section 3.   Form of Recall Petition
   Section 4.   Various Papers Constituting Petition
   Section 5.   Presentation of Petition to City Council
   Section 6.   Public Hearing
   Section 7.   Election to be Called
   Section 8.   Ballots in Recall Election
   Section 9.   Result of Recall Election
   Section 10.   Recall, Restrictions Thereon
   Section 11.   Failure of City Council to Call an Election
ARTICLE XIII. LEGISLATION BY THE PEOPLE, INITIATIVE, AND REFERENDUM
   Section 1.   General Power
   Section 2.   Initiative
   Section 3.   Referendum
   Section 4.   Voluntary Submission of Legislation by the Council
   Section 5.   Form of Ballots
   Section 6.   Publication of Proposed and Referred Ordinances
   Section 7.   Adoption of Ordinances
   Section 8.   Inconsistent Ordinances
   Section 9.   Ordinances Passed by Popular Vote, Repeal or Amendment
   Section 10.   Further Regulations by City Council
   Section 11.   Franchise Ordinances
ARTICLE XIV. THE BUDGET
   Section 1.   Fiscal Year
   Section 2.   Preparation, Submission, and Content of Budget
   Section 3.   Budget a Public Record
   Section 4.   Publication of Notice of Public Hearing
   Section 5.   Public Hearing on Budget
   Section 6.   Proceeding on Adoption of Proposed Budget
   Section 7.   Appropriation
   Section 8.   Budget Established Amount to be Raised by Property Tax
   Section 9.   Anticipated Revenues and Expenses Compared with Other Years
   Section 10.   Contingent Appropriation
ARTICLE XV. BORROWING FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
   Section 1.   General Obligation Bonds
   Section 2.   Revenue Bonds
   Section 3.   Sale of Bonds
ARTICLE XVI. FINANCE ADMINISTRATION
   Section 1.   Director of Finance; Powers and Duties
   Section 2.   Transfer of Appropriations
   Section 3.   Appropriations Lapse at End of Year
   Section 4.   Fees Shall be Paid to City Government
   Section 5.   Sale of City Property; Procedure
   Section 6.   Purchase Procedure
   Section 7.   Emergency Purchase of Materials and Services
   Section 8.   Contracts for City Improvements
   Section 9.   Accounting Control of Purchases
   Section 10.   Disbursement of Funds
   Section 11.   Borrowing in Anticipation of Property Taxes
   Section 12.   Sale of Notes; Report of Sale
ARTICLE XVII. TAX ADMINISTRATION
   Section 1.   Appraisal, Assessment and Collection
ARTICLE XVIII. FRANCHISES AND PUBLIC UTILITIES
   Section 1.   Powers of the City
   Section 2.   Franchises; Power of the Council
   Section 3.   Franchise; Value Not to be Allowed
   Section 4.   Right of Regulation
   Section 5.   Consent of Property Owners
   Section 6.   Extensions
   Section 7.   Other Conditions
   Section 8.   Accounts of Municipally Owned Utilities
   Section 9.   Regulation of Rates of Services
ARTICLE XIX. GENERAL PROVISIONS
   Section 1.   Publicity of Records
   Section 2.   Private Development
   Section 3.   Notice of Claim Against City for Damages
   Section 4.   Drilling Operations
   Section 5.   Nepotism
   Section 6.   Public Library
   Section 7.   Zoning Ordinances
   Section 8.   Provisions Relating to Assignment, Execution, and Garnishment
   Section 9.   City Not Required to Give Security or Execute Bond
   Section 10.   Effect of this Charter on Existing Law
   Section 11.   Interim Municipal Government
   Section 12.   Amending the Charter
   Section 13.   Separability Clause
   Section 14.   Submission to Charter to Electors
Cross-reference:
   Charter amendments, see § 30.14