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Charter for the City of Houston - Page 6. 1897. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 20, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970_001/item/98/show/55.

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(1897). Charter for the City of Houston - Page 6. 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/55

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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 6
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Transcript p until s eh disability be ed. In case of a vacancy in any elective office, from whatever reason, the Council upon nomination by the Mayor shall fill" the vacancy by the selection of some person by a vote of a majority of the aldermen elected and qualified, except in the case of a vacancy in the office of Mayor, from whatever cause, when the Mayor pro tent, shall order an election by the people to be held within thirty days of the time when the vacancy occurred, to fill the same, and in the interval the Mayor pro (em. shall act as Mayor. It shall be the duty of the City Council at its first meeting in February of each and every year to appropriate such sums of money respectively for each of the various departments of the city government as said City Council shall deem necessary for 1he proper maintenance of the same during the current year. Such current year shall be deemed to begin on the first day of January previous to such meeting, and to end on the .'Us; day of December next thereafter. Said Council at said meeting shall accordingly appropriate a certain sum of money for the use of each of the following departments of said city government, to-wit: Public school department, police department, fire department, street and bridge department, public health department, salaries of officials not included in appropriations for the foregoing departments, public lights, water works, coupon interest and sinking fund, and such other departments as it may be deemed proper to mention, together with an appropriation for the sum deemed necessary for a contingent fund and to cover all miscellaneous expenses not mentioned under the head of any special department; and it shall be the duty of the City Secretary to keep a separate account with each of such departments, and he shall be prepared at every regular meeting of the City Council to give information as to the amount expended and the balance remaining to the credit of any department; and no draft shall be drawn upon or paid by the City Treasurer unless the same shows on its face to which of said departments the sum of money named in the same should be charged; provided, that nothing herein con