372.1  Forms of cities.

The forms of city government are:

1.  Mayor-council, or mayor-council with appointed manager.

2.  Commission.

3.  Council-manager-at-large.

4.  Council-manager-ward.

5.  Home rule charter.

6.  Special charter.

A city when first incorporated has the mayor-council form. A city retains its form of government until it adopts a different form as provided in this division.

Within thirty days of the date that this section becomes effective, a city shall adopt by ordinance a charter embodying its existing form of government, which must be one of the forms provided in this division, and shall file a copy of its charter with the secretary of state, and maintain copies available for public inspection.

Section History: Early form

  [C54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, § 363.1, 363.30; C75, 77, 79, 81, § 372.1]

Internal References

  Referred to in § 372.2, 372.12

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