CHARTER
OF THE CITY OF RICHMOND HEIGHTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
   EDITOR’S NOTE: The Richmond Heights Charter was originally adopted by the voters at an election on May 5, 1959.  Dates appearing in parentheses following a section heading indicate that those provisions were subsequently amended or adopted on the dates given.
NAME
BOUNDARIES
FORM OF GOVERNMENT AND POWERS
   Section 1 .     Form.
   Section 2 .     Powers.
THE COUNCIL
   Section 1 .     Composition and Term.  (11-7-78; 11-8-88; 5-8-90; 11-4-14; 11-6-18)
   Section 2 .     Wards. (11-4-03)
   Section 3 .     Qualifications.  (11-7-78; 11-3-98; 11-6-18)
   Section 4 .     Salaries and Bonds.  (11-7-78; 11-6-18)
   Section 5 .     Meetings.  (11-3-09; 11-4-14; 11-6-18)
   Section 6 .     Quorum.  (11-3-09)
   Section 7 .     Clerk.  (11-3-09; 11-6-18)
   Section 8 .     Vacancies in Council.  (11-7-78; 11-6-18)
   Section 9 .     Powers.  (11-6-18)
   Section 10 .     Validation of Actions.
   Section 11 .     President of Council.  (11-8-83; 11-4-14; 11-6-18)
   Section 12 .     Removal.  (11-6-18)
THE MAYOR
   Section 1 .     Term of Office. (11-8-88; 11-4-14; 11-6-18)
   Section 2 .     Qualifications.  (11-3-98; 11-4-14; 11-6-18)
   Section 3 .     Judicial Powers.
   Section 4 .     Legislative Powers. (11-6-73)
   Section 5 .     Executive Powers.  (11-6-18)
   Section 6 .     Veto.  (11-6-18)
   Section 7 .     Vacancy in Office of Mayor. (11-6-73; 11-4-14; 11-6-18)
   Section 8 .     Removal.  (11-6-18)
ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS, AND COMMISSIONS
   Section 1 .     Specific Provisions.  (11-5-96; 11-3-98; 11-3-09)
   Section 2 .     Director of Law.  (11-3-09; 11-4-14; 11-6-18)
   Section 3 .     Director of Finance. (5-8-90; 11-2-93; 11-3-98; 11-4-03; 11-3-09; 11-4-14; 11-6-18)
   Section 4 .     Department of Public Safety. (11-7-78; 11-8-88; 11-2-93; 11-5-96; 11-3-09; 11-6-18)
   Section 5 .     Department of Public Service and Properties and Department of Engineering and Construction. (11-2-93; 11-6-18)
   Section 6 .     The Civil Service Commission. (11-8-88; 11-4-03)
   Section 7 .     Planning Commission. (11-7-78; 11-3-81; 11-3-09; 11-6-18)
   Section 8 .     Zoning Board of Appeals. (11-5-63; 11-7-78; 11-8-88; 11-3-09; 11-6-18)
   Section 9 .     Recreation Board. (11-7-78; 11-3-98; 11-4-03; 11-3-09; 11-6-18)
GENERAL PROVISIONS
NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
   Section 1 .     Municipal Elections.
   Section 2 .     Nominations and Qualifications.  (11-4-14; 11-6-18)
   Section 3 .     Election Procedures.
INITIATIVE - REFERENDUM - AND RECALL
   Section 1 .     Initiative.
   Section 2 .     Referendum.
   Section 3 .     Petition Procedure.  (11-6-18)
   Section 4 .     Recall.  (11-7-17; 11-6-18)
ORDINANCES, EFFECTIVE DATE AND CODIFICATION
   Section l.    Ordinances.
   Section 2 .    Effective Date of Ordinances and Resolutions.  (11-3-09)
   Section 3 .    Codification of Legislation.
FRANCHISES
LIMITATION ON THE RATE OF TAXATION
   Section 1 .    Maximum Levy.
   Section 2 .    Tax Credit. (11-8-88; 11-8-16; 11-6-18)
   Section 3 .    Additional Fire Department Personnel Levy. (11-6-90)
   Section 4.   Additional Levy for the Fire/Paramedic Service Fund.  (11-6-07)
AMENDMENTS TO CHARTER
   Section 1 .    Indexing.
   Section 2 .    Amendments.
CHARTER REVIEW COMMITTEE  (11-4-14)
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
   Section 1 .    Effective Date of Charter.
   Section 2 .    Effect of Charter Upon Existing Laws and Rights.
   Section 3 .    Saving Clause.
   Section 4 .    Interpretation of Charter.
   Section 5 .    Continuance of Present Officers.  (11-6-18)
   Section 6 .    Oath of Office.  (11-4-14; 11-6-18)
   Section 7.   Broadcasts of Council Meetings.  (11-4-14; 11-6-18)
   Section 8.   Gender Neutrality.  (11-4-14)
CHARTER OF THE CITY
OF
RICHMOND HEIGHTS
EDITOR'S NOTE: Unless otherwise indicated by sectional histories, the effective date of all sections of the Charter is January 1, 1960.