City of Pawtucket, RI
Providence County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1. THE COUNCIL

Sec. 2-100 Composition; terms of office; compensation.

Sec. 2-101 Election of councilmen.

Sec. 2-102 Vacancies.

Sec. 2-103 Councilmanic districts.

Sec. 2-104 Qualifications of council members.

Sec. 2-105 Organization meeting; election of president and president pro tempore; rules; clerk to preside at first meeting.

Sec. 2-106 Employment of counsel; legal advice generally.

CHAPTER 2. COUNCILMANIC PROCEDURE

Sec. 2-200 Legislative acts to be by ordinance; ordaining clause.

Sec. 2-201 Introduction, general requirements for, consideration, publication and passage of ordinances.

Sec. 2-202 Emergency ordinances.

Sec. 2-203 Ordinances to be submitted to and signed by mayor; mayor's veto; passage over veto; mayor may reduce, etc., items in appropriation ordinances.

Sec. 2-204 Mayor, department heads, elected officers, etc., may appear before council; right of citizens to petition.

Sec. 2-205 Public and closed council meetings.

Sec. 2-206 Regular meetings.

Sec. 2-207 Notice and conduct of meetings.

Sec. 2-208 Quorum; votes to adjourn meetings.

CHAPTER 3. LEGISLATION

Sec. 2-300 Fiscal year.

Sec. 2-301 Annual operating budget ordinance.

Sec. 2-302 Appropriations in addition to annual budget ordinance.

Sec. 2-303 Ordaining revenue measures to balance the budget.

Sec. 2-304 Capital program; capital budget ordinance.

Sec. 2-305 Failure to pass annual appropriation ordinance.

Sec. 2-306 Code of ordinances generally; periodic recodification.

Sec. 2-307 Legislation affecting powers and duties of executive and administrative branch.

Sec. 2-308 Legislation affecting zoning, physical development plan and real estate.

Sec. 2-309 Pension and retirement system.

Sec. 2-310 Collective bargaining agreements.

CHAPTER 4. COUNCILMANIC INQUIRIES AND INVESTIGATIONS

Sec. 2-400 Power to authorize.

Sec. 2-401 Council may compel attendance of witnesses and production of books, etc.; testimony of witnesses.

Sec. 2-402 Administering oaths to witnesses.

Sec. 2-403 Council investigations.

Sec. 2-404 Rights of witnesses.

CHAPTER 5. COUNCILMANIC APPOINTMENTS

Sec. 2-500 Judge of probate court; acting judge.

Sec. 2-501 Judge of the municipal court; acting judge.

Sec. 2-502 Constables.

Sec. 2-503 Auditors.

Sec. 2-504 Appointment of various officials deemed necessary.

CHAPTER 6. POWERS AND DUTIES OF COUNCILMANIC APPOINTEES

Sec. 2-600 Probate and municipal courts.

Sec. 2-601 Constables — powers and duties.