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In the United States, a charter city is a city in which the governing system is defined by the city's own charter document rather than by general law.In states where city charters are allowed by law, a city can adopt or modify its organizing charter by decision of its administration by the way established in the charter.

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A charter city is a city in which the governing system is defined by the city’s own charter document rather than by state, provincial, regional or national laws. In locations where city charters are allowed by law, a city can adopt or modify its organizing charter by decision of its administration by the way established in the charter.

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Charter Cities Did you know that, under certain home rule provisions in California's state constitution, voters can exercise a greater degree of local control than that provided by the California Legislature?

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A Charter City adopts a Charter, which is a document that outlines how a city is governed. A Charter City has the additional authority to adopt laws regarding "municipal affairs" that are different from state statutes, while still being consistent with the US and California Constitutions.

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Charter Cities: A Quick Summary for the Press and Researchers. The following summary was drafted by the League of California Cities’ legal staff, in an attempt to give the press and research communities a primer on some frequently asked questions regarding charter cities. Charter Cities vs. General Law Cities – The Basics

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A city charter or town charter (generically, municipal charter) is a legal document establishing a municipality such as a city or town. The concept developed in Europe during the Middle Ages. Traditionally the granting of a charter gave a settlement and its inhabitants the right to town privileges under the feudal system.

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Define charter. charter synonyms, charter pronunciation, charter translation, English dictionary definition of charter. n. 1. A document issued by a sovereign, legislature, or other authority, creating a public or private corporation, such as a city, college, or bank, and...

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The charter is a written document that operates as the city’s “constitution.” Just as the California Constitution controls the actions of the State, a city’s charter operates as the constitution of the city. The charter may be amended or repealed by subsequent votes of the residents.

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Charter definition, a document, issued by a sovereign or state, outlining the conditions under which a corporation, colony, city, or other corporate body is organized, and defining its rights and privileges. See more.

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— Katie Honan, WSJ, "In New York City, a Helipad Is a Prime Perk," 17 Nov. 2018 But the County Council is considering a resolution that would pose a question to the voters in the November election: Should their charter be amended to require the County Council to confirm the county executive’s choice of police chief?