Detroit Charter

The Detroit Charter and City Government

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Annotations By: Jacqueline Bejma

Sec. 1-101. City Government

Establishes the government

The people of Detroit, by adoption of this Home Rule Charter, create and provide for their continuing control of the municipal government of the City of Detroit.

Sec. 1-102. General Powers

Use the city home rule power by the Michigan constitution

The City has the comprehensive home rule power conferred upon it by the Michigan Constitution, subject only to the limitations on the exercise of that power contained in the Constitution or this Charter or imposed by statute. The City also has all other powers which a city may possess under the Constitution and laws of this state.

Sec. 1-103. Liberal Construction

Gives favorable power to the City

The powers of the City under this Charter shall be construed liberally in favor of the City. The specific mention of particular powers in the Charter shall not be construed as limiting in any way the general power stated in this article.

Sec. 1-104. Boundaries

Continues the existing boundaries of the city

The boundaries of the City existing when this Charter takes effect continue in force until changed in accordance with law.

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