CHARTER
Section
Preamble
Chapter 1:  Boundaries and Subdivisions of the City
   1.1   Boundaries
   1.2   Composition of the City
   1.3   Wards and Their Boundaries
   1.4   Election Precincts
Chapter 2:  Municipal Powers
   2.1   Continuation of Powers of Former Charter
   2.2   General Powers
   2.3   Further Definition of Powers
   2.4   Exercise of Power
   2.5   Inter-Governmental Contracts
Chapter 3:  Interpretive and Limiting Provisions
   3.1   City Liability
   3.2   No Estoppel
   3.3   Processes Against City
   3.4   Vested Rights Continued
   3.5   Trusts
   3.6   Vacancies in Appointive Boards and Commissions
   3.7   Quorum
   3.8   Records to be Public
   3.9   Definition of Publication, Mailing of Notices
   3.10   Sundays and Holidays
   3.11   Chapter and Section Headings
   3.12   Interpretations
   3.13   Penalties for Violation of Charter
   3.14   Amendments
   3.15   Severability of Charter Provision
Chapter 4:  Elections
   4.1   Qualification of Electors
   4.2   Election Procedure
   4.3   Regular City Elections
   4.4   Special Elections
   4.5   Elective Officers and Terms of Office
   4.6   Nominations
   4.7   Form of Petition
   4.8   Approval of Petition
   4.9   Public Inspection of Petitions
   4.10   Election Commission
   4.11   Form of Ballot
   4.12   Canvass of Votes
   4.13   Tie Vote
   4.14   Recount
   4.15   Recall
Chapter 5:  Organization of Government
   5.1   Commission-Manager Government
   5.2   The City Commission
   5.3   Compensation of Mayor and Commissioners
   5.4   Election of Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem
   5.5   Duties of Mayor
   5.6   Administrative Service
   5.7   Relationship of Commission to Administrative Service
   5.8   City Manager: Appointment and Qualifications
   5.9   Acting City Manager
   5.10   City Manager: Functions and Duties
   5.11   Clerk: Functions and Duties
   5.12   Treasurer: Functions and Duties
   5.13   Assessor: Functions and Duties
   5.14   Attorney: Functions and Duties
   5.15   Compensation of Attorney and Special Counsel
   5.16   Deputy Administrative Officers
   5.17   Planning and Zoning
   5.18   Reserved
Chapter 6:  General Provisions Regarding Officers and Personnel of the City
   6.1   Eligibility for Office and Employment in City
   6.2   Vacancies in Elective Offices
   6.3   Vacancies in Boards and Commissions
   6.4   Removals from Office
   6.5   Resignations
   6.6   Filling Vacancies in Elective Offices
   6.7   Filling Vacancies in Appointive Offices
   6.8   Filling Vacancies in the Office of the Justice of the Peace
   6.9   Change in Term of Office or Compensation
   6.10   Oath of Office and Bond
   6.11   Surety Bonds
   6.12   Delivery of Office
   6.13   Compensation of Employees and Officers
   6.14   Employee Welfare Benefits
   6.15   Merit System
Chapter 7:  City Legislation
   7.1   Regular Meetings
   7.2   Special Meetings
   7.3   Business at Special Meetings
   7.4   Meetings to be Public
   7.5   Quorum: Adjournment of Meeting
   7.6   Compulsory Attendance and Conduct at Meetings
   7.7   Organization and Rules of the Commission
   7.8   Investigations
   7.9   Providing for Public Health and Safety
   7.10   Prior City Legislation
   7.11   Form of Ordinances
   7.12   Enactment, Amendment, and Repeal of Ordinances
   7.13   Publication and Recording of Ordinances
   7.14   Effective Date of Ordinances
   7.15   Penalties for Violations of Ordinances
   7.16   Enactment of Technical Codes by Reference
   7.17   Severability of Ordinances
   7.18   Compilation or Codification of Ordinances
   7.19   Initiative and Referendum
   7.20   Initiatory and Referendum Petitions
   7.21   Commission Procedure on Initiatory and Referendary Petitions
   7.22   Submission of Initiatory and Referendary Ordinances to Electors
   7.23   Ordinance Suspended: Miscellaneous Provisions on Initiatory and Referendary Ordinance
Chapter 8:  Justice Court
   8.1   Establishment of Court
   8.2   Justice of the Peace
   8.3   Justice of the Peace Election
   8.4   Justice of the Peace Qualifications
   8.5   Power and Jurisdiction—General
   8.6   Extended Jurisdiction
   8.7   Jurisdiction in Charter and Ordinance Cases
   8.8   Associate Justice of the Peace
   8.9   Compensation of the Justice of the Peace and Associate Justice of the Peace
   8.10   Place and Conduct of Court
   8.11   Transfer of Cases
   8.12   Accounting of Fines
   8.13   Docket
   8.14   Violations Bureau
   8.15   Constables
Chapter 9:  Supervisors
   9.1   Numbers of Supervisors
   9.2   Designation of Supervisors
   9.3   Compensation of Supervisors
Chapter 10:  General Finance – Budget, Audit
   10.1   Fiscal Year
   10.2   Budget Procedure
   10.3   Budget Hearing
   10.4   Adoption of Budget
   10.5   Clerk to Certify Tax Levy: Budget Control
   10.6   Depository
   10.7   Independent Audit: Annual Report
Chapter 11:  Taxation
   11.1   Power to Tax: Tax Limit
   11.2   Subject of Taxation
   11.3   Exemptions
   11.4   Tax Day
   11.5   Preparation of the Assessment Roll
   11.6   Board of Review
   11.7   Meetings of the Board of Review
   11.8   Notice of Meetings
   11.9   Duties and Functions of Board of Review
   11.10   Endorsement of Roll
   11.11   Clerk to Certify Levy
   11.12   City Tax Roll
   11.13   Tax Roll Certified for Collection
   11.14   Tax Lien on Property
   11.15   Taxes Due: Notification Thereof
   11.16   Interest on Late Payment of Taxes
   11.17   Failure or Refusal to Pay Personal Property Tax
   11.18   Delinquent Tax Roll to County Treasurer
   11.19   State, County and School Taxes
Chapter 12:  Borrowing Power
   12.1   Grant of Authority to Borrow
   12.2   Authorization of Electors Required
   12.3   Applicable of Other Statutory Restrictions
   12.4   Limits of Borrowing Powers
   12.5   Preparation and Record of Bonds
   12.6   Unissued Bonds
   12.7   Deferred Payment Contracts
Chapter 13:  Special Assessments
   13.1   General Power Relative to Special Assessments
   13.2   Detailed Procedure to be Fixed by Ordinance
   13.3   Special Assessment Powers
   13.4   Disposition of Excessive Special Assessments
   13.5   Additional Assessments: Correction of Invalid Special Assessments
   13.6   Contested Assessments
   13.7   Collection of Special Assessments
   13.8   Special Assessment Accounts
   13.9   Assessment for Renewal of Hazards, Etc.
   13.10   Failure to Mail Notice
Chapter 14:  Purchases – Contracts – Leases
   14.1   Purchase and Sale of Property
   14.2   Contracts
   14.3   Restriction on Powers to Lease Property
Chapter 15:  Municipally Owned Utilities
   15.1   General Powers Respecting Utilities
   15.2   Management of Municipal Utilities
   15.3   Rates
   15.4   Utility Rates and Charges—Collections
   15.5   Disposal of Utility Plants and Property
   15.6   Utility Finances
Chapter 16:  Public Utility Franchises
   16.1   Franchises Remain in Effect
   16.2   Granting the Public Utility Franchises
   16.3   Conditions of Public Utility Franchises
   16.4   Regulation of Rates
   16.5   Use of Public Places by Utilities
Chapter 17:  Schedule
   Resolution of Adoption
   Charter Adopted