Section 1.1 Name and Boundaries:

The municipal corporation heretofore existing as the City of Gunnison, in Gunnison County of the State of Colorado, shall remain and continue a body politic and corporate and under this Charter shall be known as the “City of Gunnison” with the same boundaries until changed in a manner authorized by law.

Section 1.2 Powers, Rights and Liabilities:

By the name of the City of Gunnison the municipal corporation shall have perpetual succession; shall own, possess and hold all property, real and personal heretofore owned, possessed and held by the City of Gunnison and does assume and shall manage and dispose of all trusts in any way connected therewith; shall succeed to all the rights and liabilities and shall acquire all benefits and does assume and shall pay all bonds, obligations and indebtedness of said City of Gunnison; may by the name of the City of Gunnison, sue and defend, plead and be impleaded in all courts and places and in all matters and proceedings; may purchase, receive, hold and enjoy, or sell and dispose of real and personal property; may have and use a common seal and alter the same at pleasure.

The City shall have all the power of local self-government and home rule and all the power possible for a City to have under the Constitution of the State of Colorado. The City shall also have all powers that now or hereafter may be granted to municipalities by the laws of the State of Colorado, and the enumeration of particular powers in this Charter is not exclusive of others. All such powers shall be exercised in the manner prescribed in this Charter or, if not provided for herein, in such manner as shall be provided by ordinance of the Council of the City. All ordinances of the City of Gunnison in force at the time this Charter goes into effect shall continue in force except insofar as they may conflict with the Provisions of this Charter or shall be amended or repealed by ordinances enacted under the authority of this Charter.

Section 1.3 Form of Government:

The municipal government provided by this Charter shall be known as the “Council-Manager Government.” Pursuant to its provisions and subject only to the limitations imposed by the State Constitution and by this Charter all powers of the City shall be vested in an elective Council.