HOME RULE CHARTER
OF THE CITY OF PORT ISABEL, TEXAS
ARTICLE I:  ACT OF INCORPORATION, CORPORATE NAME, GENERAL POWERS AND BOUNDARIES
Section 1.01   Incorporation and Name
Section 1.02   General Powers
Section 1.03   Boundaries
Section 1.04   Extension of Boundaries
Section 1.05   Contraction of Boundaries
ARTICLE II:  MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT
Section 2.01   Mayor and Commissioners
Section 2.02   Qualifications
Section 2.03   Vacancies of Mayor and Commissioners
Section 2.04   Compensation of Mayor and Commissioners
Section 2.05   Duties and Powers of Mayor
Section 2.06   Duties and Powers of Mayor Pro-Tempore
Section 2.07   Duties and Powers of Commission
Section 2.08   Meetings of the City Commission
Section 2.09   Rules of Procedures and Quorum
Section 2.10   Investigations by City Commission
ARTICLE III:  ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Section 3.01   City Manager
Section 3.02   Department of Police
Section 3.03   City Secretary
Section 3.04   Municipal Court
Section 3.05   City Attorney
Section 3.06   Department of Health and Sanitation
Section 3.07   Urban Development Department
Section 3.08   Fire Marshal
Section 3.09   Other Departments
Section 3.10   Official Bonds for City Employees
ARTICLE IV:  NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Section 4.01   Elections
Section 4.02   Regulation of Elections
Section 4.03   Filing for Office
Section 4.04   The Official Ballot
Section 4.05   Election and Term of Office
Section 4.06   Conducting and Canvassing Elections
Section 4.07   Oath of Office
ARTICLE V:  RECALL OF OFFICERS
Section 5.01   Scope of Recall
Section 5.02   Petitions for Recall
Section 5.03   Form of Recall Petition
Section 5.04   Various Papers Constituting Petition
Section 5.05   Presentation of Petition to City Commission
Section 5.06   Public Hearing to be Held
Section 5.07   Election to be Called
Section 5.08   Ballots in Recall Elections
Section 5.09   Result of Recall Elections
Section 5.10   Recall, Restrictions Thereon
Section 5.11   Failure to City Commission to Call an Election
ARTICLE VI:  LEGISLATION (ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS)
Section 6.01   Legislative and Business Procedure
Section 6.02   Powers of Ordinance
Section 6.03   Style of Ordinances
Section 6.04   Enactment of Ordinances, Resolutions and Motions
Section 6.05   Emergency Ordinances
Section 6.06   Publication of Ordinances
Section 6.07   Recording of Ordinances
Section 6.08   Initiative
Section 6.09   Referendum
Section 6.10   Voluntary Submission of Legislation by the Commission
Section 6.11   Form of Ballots
Section 6.12   Publication of Proposed and Referred Ordinances
Section 6.13   Adoption of Ordinances
Section 6.14   Inconsistent Ordinances
Section 6.15   Ordinances Passed by Popular Vote, Repeal or Amendment
Section 6.16   Codification of Ordinances
ARTICLE VII:  MUNICIPAL PLANNING & ZONING
Section 7.01   Platting of Property
Section 7.02   Planning Commission
ARTICLE VIII: MUNICIPAL FINANCE
Section 8.01   General
Section 8.02   City Budget
Section 8.03   Power to Tax
Section 8.04   Taxes: When Due and Payable
Section 8.05   Tax Liens
Section 8.06   Financial Instruments
Section 8.07   Audit and Examination
ARTICLE IX:  ACQUISITION AND OWNERSHIP OF PROPERTY
Section 9.01   Acquisition of Property
Section 9.02   Property Previously Acquired
Section 9.03   Eminent Domain
ARTICLE X:  PERMANENT PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS AND PARKS
Section 10.01   Waterways, Street, Sidewalk and Alley Improving, and Assessing
Section 10.02   Franchise for Use of Streets
Section 10.03   Parks and Playgrounds
Section 10.04   Sanitary Sewers
ARTICLE XI:  PUBLIC UTILITIES
Section 11.01   Municipal Ownership and Operation
Section 11.02   Municipal Ownership and Operation Made Exclusive
Section 11.03   Franchising and Regulating Private Utility Companies
ARTICLE XII:  GENERAL PROVISIONS
Section 12.01   Provisions Relating to Assignment, Execution and Garnishment
Section 12.02   City Not Required to Give Security or Execute Bond
Section 12.03   Special Provisions Concerning Damage Suits
Section 12.04   Building Construction
Section 12.05   Licenses: Business, Occupations, Signs
Section 12.06   Miscellaneous Activities
Section 12.07   Nuisances
Section 12.08   Sanitary Inspection
Section 12.09   Zoning
Section 12.10   Hazardous Areas
5ection 12.11   Shows and Other Public Amusements
Section 12.12   Partial Invalidity
Section 12.13   Effect of This Charter on Existing Law
Section 12.14   Interim Municipal Government
Section 12.15   Applicability of General Laws
Section 12.16   Amending the Charter
Section 12.17   Litigation Pending at Enactment of Charter
Section 12.18   Rearrangement of Articles and Sections
Section 12.19   Submission of Charter to Voters