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Charter Of The - City Of Columbus, Ohio
Preamble
Municipal Powers
§ 1. Powers of city
§ 2. Powers not exclusive.
The Council
§ 3. Legislative powers
§ 4. Council members
§ 5. Vacancies
§ 6. Qualifications of council members
§ 7. Salary and attendance
§ 8. Meetings of council
§ 9. Rules and journal
§ 10. President of council
§ 11. Clerk and employees
§ 12. Public defender
§ 13. The city treasurer
§ 14. Officers and employees
§ 15. Compensation of officers and employees
§ 16. Official bonds
§ 17. Legislative procedure
§ 18. Action on ordinances or resolutions.
Ordinances And Resolutions
§ 19. Ordinance enactment
§ 20. Reading procedure.
§ 21. Amendments or revisions.
§ 22. Emergency measures
§ 23. Subjects for emergency ordinances.
§ 24. Approval or disapproval
§ 25. Passing over mayor's disapproval.
Finances
§ 26. Mayor's estimate
§ 27. Appropriation ordinance
§ 28. Transfer of funds
§ 29. Supplementary appropriation
§ 30. Limitations on appropriations
§ 31. Limitations on expenditures
§ 32. Balances of bond issues
§ 33. Investigation by council
§ 34. Investigation procedure.
Final Passage Of Ordinances
§ 35. Ordinances—filing and publication
Income Tax
§ 36. (Supplemental) Income Tax
§§ 37. to 40. (Deleted 11-7-33.)
Initiative And Referendum
§ 41. The initiative
§ 42. Petition and signatures.
§ 43. Duties of city clerk.
§ 44. Council action; submission to voters.
§ 45. Approval or rejection.
§ 46. Ballots; levies; taxes.
§ 47. Submission to council; publication.
§ 48. The referendum
§ 49. Signatures for referendum.
§ 50. Action by clerk and council on petition.
§ 51. Referendum petition regulations; ballots.
§ 52. Deleted 11-7-33.
§ 53. Conflicting ordinances
§ 54. Referendum on emergency measures
§ 55. When referendum does not apply
§ 56. Referendum—preliminary action
The Executive
§ 57. Executive and administrative powers
§ 58. Term and qualifications of mayor
§ 59. Salary of mayor
§ 60. Mayor's power to appoint and remove
§ 61. Appointment and removal of employees
§ 62. General powers and duties of mayor
§ 63. Mayor's investigation
§ 64. Succession of mayor— acting mayor
§ 65. Mayor's right in council
The City Attorney
§ 66. Election and qualifications
§ 67. Powers and duties
§ 68. Prosecuting attorney.
§ 69. Representing city.
§ 70. Rendering opinions.
§ 71. Actions
§ 72. Obtaining forfeitures or specific performance.
§ 73. Mandamus.
§ 74. Taxpayer's suit.
§ 75. Suit on bonds or notes.
§ 76. Action on taxpayer's suit.
§ 77. City attorney to act as city solicitor
§ 78. Successor to city attorney
The Auditor
§ 79. Election and qualifications
§ 80. Powers and duties
§ 81. Accounts and forms.
§ 82. Daily reports; appropriations.
§ 83. Auditing officer's accounts.
§ 84. Payment of claims.
§ 85. Payment of unlawful claims.
§ 86. Deputy and assistants.
§ 87. Successor to auditor
The Treasurer
§ 88. Custodian of city's money.
§ 89. Money from county treasurer.
§ 90. Payment of money due city.
§ 91. Disbursement of funds.
§ 92. Detailed account.
§ 93. Depositories.
§ 94. Powers and duties.
§ 95. Departure from office.
§ 96. Assistants and clerks.
Departments And Divisions
§ 97. Departments and divisions established
§ 98. Administrative Code
§ 99. General powers and duties of administrative departments
§ 100. Appointments
Department Of Public Safety
§ 101. General powers and duties of director
§ 101-1. Appointment of police and fire chiefs
§ 102. Division of police
§ 103. Control by chief of police.
§ 104. Special police officers.
§ 105. Division of fire
§ 106. Control by fire chief.
§ 107. Removal of chiefs
§ 108. Suspension in fire and police division
§ 109. Appeal to civil service commission
§ 110. Classification of employees in divisions of police and fire
§ 111. Relief of police and firefighters
§ 112. Division of public welfare
§ 112-1. Division of building regulation
§ 112-2. Division of weights and measures
Department Of Public Service
§ 113. General powers and duties of director
§ 114. Management and control by director.
§ 115. Other duties of director.
§ 116. Deleted Nov. 3, 1953; renumbered 11-3-98.
§ 117. Deputy to director.
Utility Rates
§ 118. Water rates and charges
§ 119. Determining water rate.
§ 120. Interest on water bonds
§ 121. Depreciation fund.
§ 122. Exemption from water bills.
§ 123. Cash deposits on water
§ 124. Rates and charges for service furnished by municipally owned utilities
Department Of Health
§ 125. Board of health
§ 126. Terms of office of members
§ 127. Powers and duties
Recreation And Parks Department
§ 128. Recreation and Parks Commission; appointment and organization
§ 129. Powers and duties of the commission
Public Libraries
§ 130. Trustees; appointment and organization
§ 131. Powers and duties of trustees
§ 132. Annual report; general law.
Trustees Of The Sinking Fund
§ 133. Appointment.
§ 134. Compensation and bond
§ 135. Organization of board
§ 136. Powers and duties
§ 137. Certification of funds.
§ 138. Investment of funds.
§ 139. Deposits and withdrawals.
§ 140. Powers as to investigation
§ 141. Recording of bonds
Purchases
§ 142. Board of purchase
§ 143. Competition; supplies.
§ 144. Assistants.
Bureau Of Information And Publicity
§ 145. Powers and duties; City bulletin.
The Civil Service Commission
§ 146. Commissioners
§ 147. Officers of commission
§ 148. Classification
§ 149. Rules
§ 149-1. Appeals
§ 150. Examinations
§ 151. Appointments
§ 152. Present civil service employees
§ 153. Payrolls certified
§ 154. Investigations and hearings
§ 155. Political beliefs
§ 156. Political activity
§ 157. Abuse of political influence
§ 158. Violations and penalties
§ 158-1. Resident requirements for certain employees
Contracts
§ 159. Certificate of auditor
§ 160. Crediting funds.
§ 161. Contracts—when void
§ 162. Contracts—how let
§ 163. Alterations or modifications in contract
Improvements And Assessments
§ 164. Local improvements
§ 165. Methods of special assessments
§ 166. Preliminary resolution
§ 167. Plans of proposed improvements
§ 168. Estimated assessment
§ 169. Lands unalloted or not on duplicate.
§ 170. Notice—how served
§ 171. Objections to assessments
§ 172. Board of revision
§ 173. Hearing on objection
§ 174. Claims
§ 175. Damages assessed
§ 176. Procedure of city attorney.
§ 177. Damage claims required.
§ 178. Assessment of cost
§ 179. Collection of assessments
§ 180. Limitation on assessments
§ 181. City's portion of cost
§ 181-1. Petitions for improvements
§ 182. Assessments for replacing improvements
§ 183. Sewer and water connections
§ 184. Sidewalks
§ 185. Work done by city
§ 186. Public improvements by contract or direct labor
§ 187. Streets and public grounds
§ 188. Alteration of streets
§ 189. Assessment bonds and notes
§ 190. Unexpended balances and assessments
§ 191. Dedication of streets
Franchises
§ 192. Grant
§ 192-1. Department of Public Utilities; appointment of director of public utilities; powers and duties of director
§ 193. Period of grants
§ 194. Reports to city by grantee
§ 195. Right of city to lease or purchase
§ 196. Exclusion of franchise value
§ 197. Extension by annexation
§ 198. Regulations
§ 199. Forfeitures
Nominations And Elections
§ 200. Nominations and elections
§ 200-A. Woman's suffrage
§ 201. Ballots
§ 202. Nomination of council members and other officers
§ 202-1. Nomination and election of the remainder of an unexpired term
§ 203. Acceptance
§ 204. Form of primary ballot
§ 205. Election of council members and other officers
§ 206. Replacement upon death or withdrawal of candidate
§§ 207. to 209. [Deleted 11-7-33.]
§ 210. Form of ballots
§ 211. Ballot form illustrated.
§§ 212. to 214. [Deleted 11-7-33.]
The Recall
§ 215. Recall petition
§ 216. Notice
§ 217. Recall election
§ 218. Ballots
§ 219. Filling of vacancies
§ 220. Effect of resignations
§ 221. Miscellaneous provisions
§ 222. Offenses relating to petitions
§ 223. Violations; penalty.
Miscellaneous Provisions
§ 224. Continuance of present officers
§ 225. Commencement of terms of officers
§ 226. Oath of office
§ 227. Interest in contracts or supplies
§ 228. Continuance of contract
§ 229. Ratification of ordinances
§ 230. Hours of labor
§ 231. Annual reports
§ 232. General laws to apply
§ 233. Saving clause
§ 234. Amendments
§ 235. When charter takes effect
Title 1. Administrative Code
Title 2. Administrative Code
Title 3. Finance And Taxation Code
Title 5. Business Regulation And Licensing Code
Title 7. Health, Sanitation And Safety Code*
Title 9. Streets, Parks And Public Properties Code
Title 11. Water, Sewer And Electricity Code
Title 13. Refuse Collection Code
Title 15. Markets Code
Title 17. Airport And Aviation Code
Title 19. Police And Fire Divisions Code
Title 21. Traffic Code
Title 23. General Offenses Code
Title 25. Fire Prevention Code
Title 27. Air Pollution Code
Title 29. Weights And Measures Code
Title 31. Planning And Historic Preservation Code
Title 33. Zoning Code
Title 35. Slum Clearance And Urban Renewal Code
Title 39. Affirmative Action Code
Title 41. Building Code
Title 43. Platting And Engineering Code
Title 45. Housing Code
Title 47. Nuisance Abatement Code
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