The Government of Special Charter Citites in Iowa

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State historical society of Iowa, 1923 - 280 páginas
 

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Página 123 - No county, city, township, school district or other municipal corporation, shall be allowed to become indebted in any manner or for any purpose to an amount, including existing indebtedness, in the aggregate exceeding five per centum on the value of the taxable property therein, to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes, previous to the incurring of such indebtedness.
Página 30 - The General Assembly shall not grant to any citizen, or class of citizens, privileges or immunities, which, upon the same terms, shall not equally belong to all citizens.
Página 41 - Every white male citizen of the United States, of the age of twenty-one years, who shall have been a resident of the state one year next preceding the election, and of the county, township, or ward, in which he resides, such time as may be provided by law, shall have the qualifications of an elector, and be entitled to vote at all elections.
Página 207 - It shall be the duty of the Controller to lay before the Common Council, once in each year, in the month of July, or oftener if directed by the Common Council, a complete classified statement in tabular form of all moneys received and expended by the corporation during the preceding fiscal year, and of all leases of property of the corporation, specifying the names of the lessees, the rate of rent and the period when the leases terminate.
Página 206 - The mayor shall have power for good causes shown within ten days after an inquest shall have been returned to him as aforesaid, to set the same aside and cause a new inquest to be made...
Página 208 - All suits, actions and prosecutions, instituted, commenced or brought by the corporation hereby created, shall be prosecuted in the name of the city of Virginia.
Página 195 - That each house of the legislature shall keep a journal of its proceedings and, from time to time, publish the same; and the yeas and nays of the members of either house, on any question, shall, upon demand of one-fifth of those present, be entered on the journal...
Página 202 - ... to regulate the police of the city; to impose fines, forfeitures, and penalties for the breach of any ordinance, and provide for the recovery and appropriation of such fines and forfeitures, and the enforcement of such penalties, and the licensing and regulating retailers of spirituous and vinous liquors, in said city.
Página 103 - To make regulations to prevent the introduction of contagious diseases into the city, to make quarantine laws for that purpose and to enforce the same within five miles of the city.
Página 220 - If the lands and buildings belong to different persons, or if the land be subject to lease or mortgage, the injury done to such persons, respectively, may be awarded to them by the commissioners, less the benefits resulting to them, respectively, from the improvement.

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