A city may not adopt the special charter form but a city governed by a special charter on the effective date of the city code* is considered to have the special charter form although it may utilize elements of the mayor-council form in conjunction with the provisions of its special charter. In adopting and filing its charter as required in section 372.1, a special charter city shall include the provisions of its charter and any provisions of the mayor-council form which are followed by the city on the effective date of the city code.
A special charter city may utilize the provisions of chapter 420 in lieu of conflicting sections, until the city changes to one of the other forms of government as provided in this chapter.
[C75, 77, 79, 81, § 372.12]
*See 72 Acts, ch 1088, §9
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