THE CHARTER
of the
CITY OF CHULA VISTA

ARTICLE I.    INCORPORATION AND SUCCESSION.

§ 100.    Name and Boundaries.

§ 101.    Succession, Rights and Liabilities.

§ 102.    Ordinances.

§ 103.    Continuance of Contracts.

§ 104.    Effective Date of Charter.

ARTICLE II.    POWERS.

§ 200.    Powers of City.

§ 201.    Powers Vested in Council.

ARTICLE III.    CITY COUNCIL.

§ 300.    Members, Eligibility and Terms.

§ 300.5    Districting Commission.

§ 301.    Powers.

§ 302.    Compensation for Councilmembers.

§ 303.    Vacancies.

§ 304.    Presiding Officer, Mayor.

§ 305.    Prohibited Acts.

§ 305.5    Limitations on Powers of Eminent Domain.

§ 305.6    Minimum Public Use Period.

§ 306.    Regular Meetings.

§ 307.    Repealed.

§ 308.    Place of Meetings.

§ 309.    Quorum; Proceedings.

§ 310.    Citizen Participation.

§ 311.    Adoption of Ordinances and Resolutions.

§ 312.    Ordinances.

§ 313.    Publishing of Legal Notices.

ARTICLE IV.    CITY MANAGER.

§ 400.    City Manager.

§ 401.    City Manager; Powers and Duties.

§ 402.    Participation at Council Meetings.

§ 403.    City Manager Pro Tempore.

ARTICLE V.    OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES.

§ 500.    Election, Appointment and Removal of Officers and Department Heads.

§ 501.    Administrative Departments.

§ 502.    City Clerk; Powers and Duties.

§ 503.    City Attorney: Election, Powers and Duties.

§ 503.1    Office of Legislative Counsel; Duties.

§ 504.    Director of Finance; Powers and Duties.

§ 505.    Duties of Officers and Employees.

§ 506.    Administering Oaths.

§ 507.    Department Heads; Appointment Powers.

§ 508.    Illegal Contracts; Financial Interest.

§ 509.    Acceptance of Other Office.

§ 510.    Nepotism.

§ 511.    Official Bonds.

§ 512.    Oath of Office.

ARTICLE VI.    APPOINTIVE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.

§ 600.    In General.

§ 601.    Appropriations and Compensation.

§ 602.    Appointments; Terms and Vacancies.

§ 603.    Meetings; Chairman.

§ 604.    Oaths; Affirmations.

§ 605.    Planning Commission.

§ 606.    Planning Commission; Powers and Duties.

§ 607.    Board of Library Trustees.

§ 608.    Board of Library Trustees; Powers and Duties.

§ 609.    Civil Service Commission.

§ 610.    Civil Service Commission; Powers and Duties.

§ 611.    Parks and Recreation Commission.

§ 612.    Parks and Recreation Commission; Powers and Duties.

ARTICLE VII.    CIVIL SERVICE.

§ 700.    Merit Principle.

§ 701.    Unclassified and Classified Service.

§ 702.    Rules and Regulations.

§ 703.    Appointments from Classified Service Positions.

§ 704.    Temporary Appointments.

§ 705.    Abolishment of Positions.

§ 706.    Contract for Performance of Administrative Functions.

§ 707.    Improper Political Activity.

ARTICLE VIII.    RETIREMENT.

§ 800.    State System.

ARTICLE IX.    ELECTIONS.

§ 900.    General Municipal Elections; Terms.

§ 901.    Special Municipal Elections.

§ 902.    Procedure for Holding Elections.

§ 903.    Initiative, Referendum and Recall.

§ 904.    Regulations of Campaign Contributions.

ARTICLE X.    FISCAL ADMINISTRATION.

§ 1000.    Fiscal Year.

§ 1001.    Annual Budget. Preparation by the City Manager.

§ 1002.    Budget. Submission to the City Council.

§ 1003.    Budget. Public Hearing.

§ 1004.    Budget. Further Consideration and Adoption.

§ 1005.    Budget. Appropriations.

§ 1006.    Tax Limits.

§ 1007.    Tax System.

§ 1008.    Bonded Debt Limit.

§ 1009.    Contracts on Public Works.

§ 1010.    Centralized Procurement System and Competitive Bidding for Non-Public Works.

§ 1011.    Property Storage, Distribution, Inventory and Disposition.

§ 1013.    Capital Outlays Fund.

§ 1014.    Departmental Trust Fund.

§ 1015.    Presentation of Demands.

§ 1017.    Independent Audit.

ARTICLE XII.    FRANCHISES.

§ 1200.    Granting of Franchises.

§ 1201.    Resolution of Intention. Notice and Public Hearing.

§ 1202.    Term of Franchise.

§ 1203.    Grant to be in Lieu of all other Franchises.

§ 1204.    Eminent Domain.

§ 1205.    Duties of Grantees.

§ 1206.    Exercising Rights without Franchise.

ARTICLE XIII.    MISCELLANEOUS.

§ 1300.    Definitions.

§ 1301.    Violations.

§ 1302.    Validity.