Article XIII. Succession In Government  


ARTICLE XIII. SUCCESSION IN GOVERNMENT

Section 1. When Charter Takes Effect. For the purpose of electing the members of the Council the provisions of this Charter shall be in effect for a regular City election to be held with that purpose on the second Tuesday in April, 1961. For all other purposes this Charter shall be in effect from and after the Tuesday following the second Tuesday in May of 1961, and such shall be deemed the "effective date" of this Charter as that term is used hereinafter.

(Ord. No. 96-59, § 16, 6-16-96)

(Ord. No. 96-59, § 16, 6-16-96)

(Ord. No. 96-59, § 16, 6-16-96)

(Ord. No. 96-59, § 16, 6-16-96)

(Ord. No. 96-59, § 16, 6-16-96)

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Section 1a, created by Ord. No. 63-12, § 2, adopted on April 11, 1963 dealt with the effective date of the 1963 charter amendments; such section has been deleted as obsolete.

The first full fiscal year under this Charter shall be the fiscal year beginning on the 1st day of October, 1961; but provided that after the effective date of this Charter the Council shall be empowered to make such amendments to the budget in force for the fiscal year ending on the 30th day of September, 1961, as may be required by and are consistent with the provisions of this Charter.

All persons holding administrative office or employment with the City upon the effective date of this Charter shall continue in such office or employment and in the performance of their duties until appropriate provision in respect thereto has been made by the Council. Any office, department or agency provided for in or established pursuant to this Charter with powers and duties the same or substantially the same as those of an office, department or agency heretofore existing shall be deemed to be a continuation of such office, department or agency. Nothing in this Charter contained, except as specifically provided, shall effect or impair the rights and privileges of officers and employees of the City as existing on the effective date hereof, or any provision of law in force at such time which is not inconsistent with the provisions of this Charter, in relation to the appointment, rank, grade, tenure, promotion, removal, pension and retirement rights, Civil Service status, or any other rights and privileges of such officers and employees.

All ordinances, resolutions, rules and regulations in force in the City on the effective date of this Charter, and not in conflict with this Charter, shall remain in force until altered, amended, or repealed by the Council. All taxes, assessments, liens, incumbrances, claims and demands, of, by, or against the City, fixed or established before the effective date of this Charter, or for the fixing or establishing of which proceedings have begun at such a date, shall be valid when properly fixed or established either under the law in force at the time of the beginning of such proceedings or pursuant to the provisions hereof.

All authorizations for the issuance of bonds and all rights and obligations under contracts and franchises, which were lawfully made, granted, or established prior to the effective date of this Charter shall be preserved and continued thereafter in full force and effect.