City Charters

The city charter establishes the government structure of the city and defines boundaries, specific powers, functions, essential procedures, and legal control. While the city charter may grant a city the authority to impose, regulate, tax, or grant other powers, cities may need to adopt ordinances that outline additional powers in areas where the charter grants the city authority to do so. The Economic Development Department can assist with reviewing your existing charter or engage with a complete update.  Please contact our department for further information.