CITY OF EVERETT CHARTER

CONTENTS

Article I. Name, Boundaries, Powers, Rights and Liabilities

1.1    Name.

1.2    Boundaries.

1.3    Powers, Rights and Liabilities.

1.4    Construction.

1.5    Intergovernmental Relations.

1.6    Form of Government.

Article II. Elective Officers

2.1    Elective City Officers, Size of Council — Elected at Large.

2.2    Eligibility to Hold Elective Office.

2.3    First Election — Terms of First Elective Officers, Time for First Election.

2.4    Elections Other Than the First — Term Elective Officers.

2.5    Vacancies — Elected Officials.

2.6    Forfeiture of Office.

2.7    Mayor Pro Tempore/Interim Mayor.

2.8    Citizens’ Commission on Salaries of Elected Officials.

Article III. Council and Legislation

3.1    Council Powers.

3.2    Council Meetings.

3.3    Council — Quorum — Rules — Voting.

3.4    Ordinances — Styles — Requisites — Veto.

3.5    Adoption of Codes by Reference.

Article IV. Mayor, Appointive Officers, and Administration

4.1    Duties and Authority of the Mayor — Veto — Breaking Vote.

4.2    Appointment and Removal of Chief Administrative Assistant — Qualifications, Compensation.

4.3    Administrative Departments — Establishment.

4.4    Appointive Officers.

4.5    Appointive Officers — Compensation.

4.6    Duties of City Clerk.

4.7    City Engineer — Qualifications.

4.8    Department of Parks and Recreation — Director.

4.9    City Planner — Qualifications.

4.10    Oath of Office.

4.11    Bonds of Officers.

4.12    Officers and Employees Not to Be Interested in Contracts.

4.13    Advertising for Bids.

4.14    Contracts and Documents — Execution of.

4.15    Annual Report.

Article V. Boards and Commissions

5.1    Boards, Advisory Only.

5.2    Advisory Boards — Establishment.

5.3    Advisory Boards — Civil Service Commission and Library Board Excluded.

5.4    Planning Commission.

5.5    Repealed.

5.6    Board of Park Commissioners.

5.7    Advisory Boards — Compensation.

Article VI. Law Department

6.1    City Attorney — Appointment, Removal — Full Time.

6.2    City Attorney — Qualification.

6.3    City Attorney — Duties — Assistants.

6.4    Interim and Special Counsel.

Article VII. Library and Library Board

7.1    Management.

7.2    Term — Eligibility.

7.3    Vacancies.

7.4    Organization.

7.5    Duties and Powers.

7.6    Funds.

7.7    Report.

Article VIII. Civil Service

8.1    Civil Service Commission.

8.2    Removal — Vacancy — How Filled — Quorum.

8.3    Commission — Powers.

8.4    Removals.

8.5    Commission — Rules and Regulations.

Article IX. Elections

9.1    Time — Place — Manner.

9.2    Informalities in Election.

Article X. Recall

10.1    Recall — Method.

10.2    Recall — Ineligibility for Office.

Article XI. Direct Legislation

11.1    General Power.

11.2    Initiative.

11.3    Referendum.

11.4    Submission by Council.

11.5    Form of Ballots.

11.6    Publication of Ordinances — Notice of Election.

11.7    Adoption of Ordinances.

11.8    Inconsistent Ordinances.

11.9    Repeal or Amendment of Ordinances Passed by the People.

11.10    Number of Elections.

11.11    Regulations by Council.

Article XII. Local Improvements

12.1    Local Improvements — Powers in Respect to.

Article XIII. Franchises

13.1    Exclusive Franchises Prohibited.

13.2    Franchises and Permits — Streets and Public Ways.

13.3    Franchises — Bond.

13.4    Franchises — Restrictions and Limitations.

13.5    Renewals — Extensions.

13.6    Procedure for Assignment or Lease of Franchise Rights.

13.7    Term.

13.8    Compensation to City.

13.9    Publication.

Article XIV. Finance and Taxation

14.1    Fiscal Year.

14.2    Taxation, Indebtedness and Bonds.

14.3    Budgets and Budgetary Procedures.

14.4    Budget Control.

14.5    Treasurer.

14.6    Repealed.

14.7    Deposits and Depositaries.

14.8    Checks on Depositaries.

14.9    Monthly Statements.

14.10    Repealed.

14.11    Additional Regulations.

Article XV. Miscellaneous

15.1    Power to Subpoena Witnesses.

15.2    Municipal Construction Plants.

15.3    Excavation or Structure upon Public Property.

15.4    Claims Against the City.

15.5    Police.

15.6    Codification of Ordinances.

15.7    Retirement and Disability Pension.

15.8    Sale or Lease of Property.

15.9    Gender References, Correction of Scrivener’s Errors.

15.10    Appointments.

Article XVI. Amendments

16.1    Amendments Proposed by the Council.

16.2    Amendments Proposed by Petition.

16.3    Amendments — Publications of.

16.4    Provision by Council.

16.5    Periodic Review of Charter.

Article XVII. Transitional Provisions and Savings Provisions

17.1    Repealed.

17.2    Repealed.

17.3    Repealed.

17.4    Repealed.

17.5    Repealed.