The forms of city government are:
1. Mayor-council, or mayor-council with appointed manager.
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.
[C54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, § 363.1, 363.30; C75, 77, 79, 81, § 372.1]
Referred to in § 372.2, 372.12
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