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Charter for the City of Houston - Page 3. 1897. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 17, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970_001/item/98/show/52.

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(1897). Charter for the City of Houston - Page 3. City of Houston, Its Development and Evolution. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970_001/item/98/show/52

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Title Charter for the City of Houston
Publisher Texas World Publishing Company
Date 1897
Description A bill entitled An act to provide a charter for the City of Houston, Harris County, Texas.
Donor Fuermann, George
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Municipal government
  • City planning
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • documents (object genre)
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1970-001, Box 6, Folder 12
ArchivesSpace URI /repositories/2/archival_objects/2673
Original Collection George Fuermann "Texas & Houston" Collection
Digital Collection City of Houston, Its Development and Evolution
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970_001
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
Use and Reproduction No Copyright - United States
File Name index.cpd
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Title Page 3
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Transcript of election officers, ballot boxes and registration books for each polling place, which polling places may all be located in (he same building; and in no event shall any person be eligible for election to any office at any city election unless he be a bona tide owner of real estate located within the city. That the .general election of officers of the city shall take place on tiie first .Monday in April, 1898, and every two years thereafter) and the present incumbents shall hold over until their successors shall qualify. No election of city officers shall be held on the day of State or county elections. That the City Council shall make all necessary regulations concerning elections, and provide for the examination and counting of the returns of elections, and the issuance of proper certificates to (he successful candidates. Sec. (i. That there shall be elected by the qualified voters of the city a Mayor, two aldermen from among the qualified voters of each ward, a City Treasurer, an Assessor and Collector of Taxes, a City Marshal, a City Attorney, and a Street Commissioner, who s-hall hold their respective offices for two years and until their successors are elected and qualified, unless sooner removed by the City Council; provided, that the present officers of said city shall hold their offices until the next election of city officers, which shall be held on the first Monday in April, 1898. Sec. 7. The Mayor shall, not later than the second meeting of the Council after the next city election, nominate to the Council candidates for City Secretary, City Engineer, City Recorder, Market Master, a Health Officer, and City Scavenger, and at (he expiration of the term of the present incumbent shall nominate a candidate for Superintendent of Schools, who shall all he confirmed by I be City Council; ai d theofficers confirmed by the Council shall hold their respective offices for two years and until their successors are confirmed and qualified, and shall perform such duties as may be prescribed by the City Council. Sec. 8. The Mayor, with six citizens of the City of Houston, three of whom shall be appointed each year by the Mayor and confirmed by the Council, shall constitute (he Board of Public School Trustees of said city, and such Hoard of Public