CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF
RAVENNA, OHIO
   EDITOR'S NOTE: The Charter of the City of Ravenna was adopted by the voters at a general election on November 2, 1971. Dates appearing in parentheses following an article or section heading in the Table of Contents indicate that the article or section was subsequently amended or enacted on the date given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Art. I -    NAME AND BOUNDARIES
Art. II -    FORM OF GOVERNMENT
Art. III -    POWERS OF CITY (11-3-87)
Art. IV -    MAYOR
Sec. IV-1.    Qualifications.  (11-6-07)
Sec. IV-2.    Removal. (11-2-82)
Sec. IV-3.    Vacancy in Office.  (11-2-93; 11-3-98)
Sec. IV-4.    Executive Powers and Duties.  (11-3-98)
Sec. IV-5.    Veto Power. (11-7-78)
Sec. IV-6.    Judicial Powers.
Sec. IV-7.    Legislative Powers.
Sec. IV-8.    Conflicts of Interest.
Art. V -    ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS
Sec. V-1.    Directors of Departments. (11-3-87)
Sec. V-2.    Board of Control. (11-2-82)
Art. VI -    MAYORAL APPOINTMENTS
Sec. VI-1.   Director of Public Service.
Section 1.1.   Finance Director. (11-4-19)
Sec. VI-2.    City Engineer. (11-6-07; 11-6-12)
Sec. VI-3.    Boards and Commissions. (11-6-07)
Sec. VI-3.1.Civil Service Commission (11-3-98)
Sec. VI-4.    Present Employees.
Sec. VI-5.   Safety Forces (11-3-98)
Art. VII -    POLICE AND FIRE FORCES
Sec. VII-1.    Police Force.
Sec. VII-2.    Fire Force.
Art. VIII -   DEPARTMENT OF LAW (11-3-98; 11-5-02)
Sec. VIII-1.   Powers and Duties of Law Director.
Sec. VIII-2.   Vacancy in the Office of Law Director.
Art. X -    THE COUNCIL
Sec. X-1.    Powers and Numbers.
Sec. X-2.    Qualifications. (11-3-98; 11-5-02)
Sec. X-3.   Removal. (11-3-87)
Sec. X-4.   Vacancies.
Sec. X-5.   Meetings Generally. (11-5-02)
Sec. X-6.   Special Meetings. (11-7-17)
Sec. X-7.    Rules and Order of Business.
Sec. X-8.    Elections.  (11-7-17)
Sec. X-9.   Salaries.  (11-6-12)
Sec. X-10.    Organizational Meeting. (11-7-17)
Sec. X-11.    Fixing of Salaries and Bonds.  (11-7-78; 11-2-93; 11-3-98; 11-6-12)
Art. XI -    ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS
Sec. XI-1.    All Action to be by Ordinance.
Sec. XI-2.   Form of Introduction; Readings Before Passage; Style.
Sec. XI-3.    Manner of Amending and Repealing.
Sec. XI-4.    Emergency Measures.
Sec. XI-5.    Effective Date.
Sec. XI-6.    Publication. (11-5-02)
Sec. XI-7.    Initiative and Referendum.  (11-7-78)
Art. XII -    CREATION OF NEW DEPARTMENTS; CHANGE OF DUTIES
Art. XIII -    PRESIDING OFFICERS: PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL; PRESIDENT PRO TEM
Sec. XIII-1.     Election and Term of President of Council. (11-3-98)
Sec. XIII-2.     Duties of President of Council. (11-2-82)
Sec. XIII-3.     Vacancy in Office of President of Council.
Sec. XIII-4.     President Pro Tem.
Art. XIV -    SPECIAL PROVISIONS
Sec. XIV-1.    Elections for Elective Officers.
Sec. XIV-2.    Effective Date of Charter.
Art. XV -    CONTINUATION OF ORDINANCES
Art. XVI -    AMENDMENTS TO CHARTER
Sec. XVI-1.      Submission to Electors.
Sec. XVI-2.      Adoption.
Art. XVII -    ELECTIONS
Sec. XVII-1.    Time for Holding.
Sec. XVII-2.   General Laws to Apply.
Art. XVIII -    CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION
Sec. XVIII-1.   Composition and Term. (11-7-17)
Sec. XVIII-2.   Duties. (11-7-17)
Sec. XVIII-3.   Submission to Electors of Proposed Amendments to Charter. (Repealed 11-3-98)
Art. XIX -    PERSONAL INTEREST
Art. XX -    EFFECT OF CHARTER UPON EXISTING LAWS AND RIGHTS
Art. XXI -    SAVINGS CLAUSE
Art. XXII -    INTERPRETATION OF CHARTER
Sec. XXII-1.   Headings.
Sec. XXII-2.   Number and Gender.  (11-3-87)
Art. XXIII -    REARRANGEMENT AND REPRINTING OF CHARTER (11-7-78)
Art. XXIV -    REMOVAL OF ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICIALS OF THE CITY (11-3-87; 11-6-12)
 
Art. XXV -   NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Sec. XXV-1.   Primary Elections.  (11-6-07; 11-6-12)
Sec. XXV-2.   Regular Elections.  (11-6-07)
CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF
RAVENNA, OHIO