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Encyclopedia > Charter city
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A city where its governing system can provide for any form of government, including mayor/city manager form of government. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... An incorporated town in the United States is a town which is an incorporated municipality, that is, one with a charter received from the state, similar to a city. ...

The charter insitutes its powers and authorities compared to a General Law City, which has powers only approved by the State.

Its zoning ordinance does not have to be consistent with the city's General Plan In general, zoning is the division of an area into sub-areas, called zones. ...

Becoming a charter city, enables municipal governments to have more autonomy, including enabling them to fight unfunded programs mandated by the state Legislature. A charter city also does not have to comply with competitive bidding statutes, and can negotiate contracts on its own. It can establish salaries and benefits for council members and is not required to pay prevailing wages for municipal projects. A charter city can set its own processes for electing council members. As a general term, Municipal government refers to local government operating at the level of a city, town, or village. ... Autonomy is the condition of something that does not depend on anything else. ... Mandate can mean: An obligation handed down by an inter-governmental body; see mandate (international law) The power granted by an electorate; see mandate (politics) A League of Nations mandate To some Christians, an order from God; see mandate (theology) The decision of an appeals court; see mandate (law) This... A legislature is a governmental deliberative assembly with the power to adopt laws. ...

When enacted, a charter can only be adopted or changed by a majority vote of the city's residents. The council cannot establish a change on its own. The city would still be required to comply with many state laws, but could establish its own method for enacting ordinances. A charter is a document bestowing certain rights on a town, city, university or institution; sometimes used as a loan of money. ... Ordinance can mean: A law made by a non-sovereign body such as a city council or a colony. ...

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City status in Sweden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (466 words)
Apart from being of a certain size, there were several requirements that a town needed to fulfil to be granted city charter, although the criteria tended to vary throughout the centuries, and were often at the discretion of the Riksdag or the monarch.
Exceptions would be when a city was founded under Royal supervision, in which case the city would often bear the name of the monarch, such as Kristianstad or Karlskrona (named after kings Christian IV of Denmark and Karl IX of Sweden).
The cities with a population exceeding 15,000 in the year 1900 were: Stockholm (300,624), Gothenburg (130,609), Malmö (60,857), Norrköping (41,008), Gävle (29,522).
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