The City Charter is considered the fundamental law of a Home Rule
municipality and is sometimes referred to as the local constitution.
The City Charter describes city boundaries, provides for the form of
government, establishes the number of representatives on the City
Council and defines the terms of office and how the City Council will
be elected. The City Charter also describes the powers of the City
Council and officers appointed by the City Council.
This important document was first adopted under the Home Rule
amendment to the State Constitution on January 17, 1920. This
definition only summarizes a portion of the contents of the City
City Charter files are in PDF file format and require Adobe Acrobat in order
to be able to view them. If you don't have it, you can