City of Scranton, PA
Lackawanna County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Scranton 9-26-1979 as Part I of the 1979 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Administration of government — See Ch. 6.
PREAMBLE
WE, THE PEOPLE, OF THE CITY OF SCRANTON, IN ADOPTING THIS HOME RULE CHARTER, RECOGNIZE THAT GOVERNMENT IS COMPETENT ONLY WHEN THOSE WHO COMPOSE IT WORK AS TRUSTEES OF THE PEOPLE. AS A SERVANT OF THE PEOPLE, GOOD GOVERNMENT MUST BE RESPONSIVE TO THEIR BASIC HUMAN NEEDS, THEREFORE TO SECURE THESE GOALS THIS CHARTER IS ORDAINED AND ESTABLISHED.
Article I NAMES AND BOUNDARIES

Section 101 Names and boundaries.

Article II POWERS OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT

Section 201 Governing body.

Section 202 Division of powers in general.

Section 203 Allocation of certain powers and duties.

Section 204 Powers of the city government.

Section 205 Intergovernmental relations.

Section 206 Eminent domain.

Article III COUNCIL

Section 301 Composition.

Section 302 Terms.

Section 303 Election and election procedures.

Section 304 Salary.

Section 305 Qualifications.

Section 306 Authority.

Section 307 Prohibitions.

Section 308 Vacancies.

Section 309 Filling of vacancies.

Section 310 Organization of council.

Section 311 Oath of office.

Section 312 Investigations.

Section 313 Annual independent post audit.

Article IV OPERATION AND PROCEDURES OF CITY COUNCIL

Section 401 Meetings.

Section 402 Quorum.

Section 403 Records.

Section 404 Majority action.

Section 405 Operating rules.

Section 406 City clerk.

Section 407 Citizens right to be heard.

Article V ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

Section 501 Form of action by council.

Section 502 Action requiring an ordinance.

Section 503 General ordinance procedures.

Section 504 Action by mayor.

Section 505 Codification.

Article VI EXECUTIVE BRANCH

Section 601 Composition.

Section 602 Election and term.

Section 603 Salary.

Section 604 Qualifications.

Section 605 Prohibitions.

Section 606 Vacancies.

Section 607 Filling of vacancies.

Section 608 Oath of office.

Section 609 Powers and authority.

Section 610 Executive organization.

Article VII CITY CONTROLLER

Section 701 Terms and qualifications.

Section 702 Deputy controller; employees.

Section 703 Vacancy.

Section 704 Powers and duties of the city controller.

Article VIII PERSONNEL SYSTEM

Section 801 Personnel system.

Section 802 Testing and appointment procedures.

Article IX BUDGET AND FISCAL MATTERS

Section 901 Fiscal year and budgetary process.

Section 902 Budget message.

Section 903 Budget.

Section 904 Capital budget.

Section 905 Council action on budget.

Section 906 Council action on capital budget.

Section 907 Tax levy.

Section 908 Public records.

Section 909 Amendments after adoption.

Section 910 Lapse of appropriations.

Section 911 Administration of the budget.

Section 912 Payment of funds.

Section 913 Fidelity bonds.

Article X INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM

Section 1001 General authority.

Section 1002 Commencement of proceedings; petitioners' committee, affidavit.

Section 1003 Petitions.

Section 1004 Procedure after filing.

Section 1005 Referendum petitions; suspension of effect of an ordinance.

Section 1006 Action on petitions.

Section 1007 Results of election.

Article XI GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section 1101 Amendment procedures.

Section 1102 Election procedures.

Section 1103 Code of ethics.

Section 1104 General laws.

Section 1105 Gifts or donations.

Article XII CONTRACTS

Section 1201 Contracts.

Article XIII TRANSITIONAL PROVISION

Section 1301 Administrative Code.

Section 1302 Elected officials.

Section 1303 Continuation.

Section 1304 Salaries.

Article XIV SEVERABILITY

Section 1401 Constitutional construction.

Article XV EFFECTIVE DATE

Section 1501 Effective date.