CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF SOLON, OHIO
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Editor’s note:
   The Solon Charter was originally adopted on November 2, 1954. Dates appearing in parentheses following a section heading indicate that the section was subsequently amended or added on the date given. Ordinance No. 2021-173, passed August 16, 2021, amended the Charter as it pertains to Article XIII, Section 7, Charter Technical Changes.
Preamble
ARTICLE I   Name
ARTICLE II   Boundaries
ARTICLE III   Powers
ARTICLE IV   The Council
   Section 1.   Composition and Term (11-8-1988; 11-8-2005)
   Section 1A.   Alterations in Ward Boundaries; Procedure (11-7-1967; 11-8-2005)
   Section 2.   Ward Boundaries (Repealed 11-7-2000)
   Section 3.   Powers of the Council
   Section 4.   Council Meetings
   Section 5.   General Ordinances (11-3-2015; 11-5-2019)
   Section 6.   Effective Date of Ordinances and Resolutions (11-8-1977; 11-6-2012; 11-5-2019)
   Section 7.   Vacancies in Council (11-8-1988; 11-7-1995; 11-7-00; 11-8-2005)
   Section 8.   Clerk and Other Employees
   Section 9.   Salaries and Bonds (11-8-1988)
   Section 10.   Salary or Compensation of the Mayor (11-5-2002)
ARTICLE V      The Mayor
   Section 1.   Term of Office of the Mayor (11-8-1988)
   Section 2.   Qualifications of the Mayor (11-8-1988)
   Section 3.   Legislative Powers of the Mayor (11-2-1971)
   Section 4.   Veto Powers of the Mayor (11-5-2019)
   Section 5.   Executive Powers of the Mayor (11-8-1988; 11-7-2000)
   Section 6.   The Vice-Mayor; Vacancy in Office of Mayor (11-8-1988; 11-7-1995; 11-7-2000)
ARTICLE VI   Administrative Departments and Commissions
   Section 1.   General Provisions
   Section 2.   Director of Law (11-8-1988; 11-2-2021)
   Section 3.   Director of Finance (11-8-1988; 11-7-2000; 11-8-2005)
   Section 4.   The Civil Service Commission (11-7-2000)
   Section 5.   The City Planning Commission
   Section 6.   Grantwood Recreational Park (11-7-1972; 5-8-2001; 11-4-2008)
   Section 7.   City Engineer (11-8-1988)
   Section 8.   Charter Review Commission (11-2-1971; 11-7-2000)
   Section 9.   City Planning and Development Director (11-8-1988)
   Section 10A.   Update of the City of Solon Master Plan/Master Plan Citizen’s Committee (11-8-2005; 11-3-2015; 11-2-2021)
   Section 10B.   Appointment, Composition, and Terms of the Master Plan Citizen’s Committee (11-8-2005; 11-3-2015; 11-2-2021)
   Section 10C.   Duties of the Master Plan Citizen’s Committee (11-8-2005; 11-3-2015)
   Section 10D.   Master Plan Review by the Planning Commission (11-8-2005; 11-3-2015)
   Section 10E.   Master Plan Review by City Council (11-8-2005)
ARTICLE VII   Salaries and Bonds (Repealed 11-8-1988)
ARTICLE VIII   Nominations and Elections
   Section 1.   Procedures (11-7-1972; 11-8-2005; 11-4-2008; 11-6-2012)
   Section 2.   Qualifications of Officers (11-8-1988; 11-7-2000)
ARTICLE IX   Referendum, Initiative and Recall (11-5-2019)
   Section 1.   Initiative and Referendum (11-8-1977; 5-3-1988; 11-5-2019)
   Section 2.   Recall (11-7-1995; 11-3-2015)
   Section 3.   Assistance From Law Director to Initiative, Referendum or Recall (11-2-1971; 11-8-2005)
ARTICLE X   Finances
ARTICLE XI   Franchises
ARTICLE XII   Amendments to Charter
ARTICLE XIII   Miscellaneous
   Section 1.   Effective Date of the Charter
   Section 2.   Effect of Partial Invalidity
   Section 3.   Effect on Existing Laws and Rights
   Section 4.   Interpretation of the Charter
   Section 5.   Open Meetings With Executive Session Authorization (11-7-2000)
   Section 6.   Words Held to be Inclusive (11-7-2000)
   Section 7.   Charter Technical Changes (11-3-2015)
ARTICLE XIV   Voter Approval of Zoning Changes
   Section 1.   Zoning District Change (5-3-1988; 11-3-2015; 11-5-2019)
   Section 2.   Zoning Use Change (5-3-1988; 11-3-2015; 11-5-2019)
   Section 3.   Zoning Code Changes by Initiative Petition (11-5-2019)
   Section 4.   Zoning Changes to the Central Retail District (11-2-2021)