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Charter for the City of Houston - Page 7. 1897. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 23, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970_001/item/98/show/56.

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(1897). Charter for the City of Houston - Page 7. 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/56

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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 7
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Transcript of I i.'pu he i I'u ds I Sec. II. The Mayor. U, be elected by the qualified voters of the city, shall hold his office for the term of two years and until his successor is elected and qualified, and no person shall be Mayer unless he be duh qualified under the preceding sections of this act. He shall be ex-officio chairman of each of the standing and any special committees of the City Council, and shall be ex-officio the Chief of Police of the city, and shall be a conservator of the peace throughout the city. He shall have the power to appoint any number of policemen on special occasion, said policemen to serve only until the emergency shall be passed, in order to preserve the peace of the city. In caw of necessity he shall have pow-er to call out any military com-, pany iu the city to aid in the suppression of any riot or public disturbance. He shall be vigilant in enforcing all laws and ordinances enacted fo- the government of the city, and he shall preside at all meetings of the Council when present, ant? in case of a tie vote in the Council shall cast the deciding vote. The mayor shall, by order issued by him through the City Secretary, make all purchases for the use of the city, The mayor shall lane the power to veto any resolution. 01- dinance, motion or rule of order passed by the City Council in the following manner: He shall give his reasons for objecting to any action of the Council subject to veto not later than the meeting succeeding that at which such action may be had, which reasons so submit ied shall be entered upon the minutes of the Council, and unless the council shall at a meeting not later than the one succeeding that at which the reasons for the veto shall be submitted pass such resolution, ordinance, motion or rule of order over the veto by a vote of at least two- thirds of all the aldermen present, taken by yeas and nays and entered upon the minutes of the Council, the said resolution, ordinance, motion or rule of order so vetoed shall be inoperative. The Mayor shall have and exercise such power and authority as may be conferred by the City Council, not inconsistent with the general purposes and * provisions of this