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Charter for the City of Houston - Page 5. 1897. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 23, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970_001/item/98/show/54.

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(1897). Charter for the City of Houston - Page 5. 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/54

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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 5
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Transcript be called except in cases of urgent necessity, and the notices served on (he aldermen shall state the purpose for which the meeting is caned. General business only shall be transacted at the regular meetings, but the council may adjourn from day to day until the business properly coming before it is disposed of. A majority of the whole number of aldermen elected and qualified shall be required to constitute a quorum, but any four aldermen may convene and compel the attendance of members on any day of regular meeting, requiring the City .Marshal or any police officer to bring in the absent members; and the Council shall adopt proper rules and regulations for the government of its proceedings. The Coincil shall be the judge of the qualification and elec lion o1' its members, including the Mayor; may punish members or other persons for disorderly conduct during the sittings of the Council, to the extent that it may fine and imprison by its ordinances and rules of order; and with the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the whole number of aldermen elected and qualified may remove any officer of the city for any conduct or offense which, in the opinion of the Council, shall render him unfit to hold his office, but no officer shall be removed until he shall have had the opportunity of being heard by himself or by. counsel, or by both, and in the investigation of any complaint under this section the Council may- subpoena and examine witnesses under the usual rules for The meetings of the Council shall be held with open doors, except when by a vote of two-thirds of the members present it may be deemed expedient, upon a special question, to deliberate with closed doors. At the first meeting of the Council after the newly elected members shall have qualified after every election a Mayor pro tern, shall be selected by ballot from among the aldermen, who shall, in the absence or disability of the Mayor, preside at meetings of the Council, and who, in case of the absence or disability of the Mayor, shall exercise all the functions of that