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OF THE CITY OF
WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA
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EDITOR'S NOTE: The Wheeling, West Virginia Charter was approved by the voters on May 12, 1992. Dates appearing in parentheses following section headings indicate those sections were subsequently amended, added or repealed on the date given.
Sec. 33. Appropriation of private property, levies for recreation purposes; Wheeling Park Commission.
P R E A M B L E
The City of Wheeling has been and remains an ideal locale in which to live, to work, and to raise a family. Its excellent schools, beautiful parks, low crime, incomparable fire department, efficient public services, and, most important, warm and friendly residents, make Wheeling a city without equal for its size.
It is the mission of the Charter Review Board, elected and empowered by the citizens of The City of Wheeling at an election held December 3, 1991, to build upon and improve our fair city, as follows:
1. To provide a leadership figure for the city, backed by the mandate of the electorate, to coordinate and advance our economic rebirth;
2. To provide for a council which is more accountable to the citizens it represents, more efficient, and more decorous in its actions;
3. To retain the city manager form of government to maintain the efficient services our citizens have enjoyed;
4. To more clearly delineate the duties, responsibilities and authorities of the administrative and legislative branches of city government; and
5. To retain unchanged and unaffected by political pressures the Wheeling Park Commission, which has provided our city with successful and beautiful parks for the enjoyment of our citizens and enrichment of our community.
In the hope that we have fulfilled our mission and our obligation, we, the Charter Review Board, have adopted and do propose to the electorate of The City of Wheeling the following charter.
CHARTER OF THE CITY OF WHEELING