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The City of Napa is a Charter City. The City's Charter document outlines the principles, functions, and organization of the City of Napa government.

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The City of Napa Charter linked below is a condensed version of the City of Napa Charter. The condensed version omits both the repealed sections and the legislative history. The condensed version represents the full text of the Charter that is in effect.

City of Napa Charter
NAME AND RIGHTS OF THE CITY
       Name of the City
       Rights and liabilities   
       Boundaries   
       Powers of the City   
       Corporate powers, by whom exercised   

ELECTIVE OFFICERS
       Who are   
       Officers elected at large   
       Terms of office   
       When elected   
       Qualifications of elective officers   
       Vacancy — what constitutes   
       Vacancies in elective offices, how filled   
       Oath of office   
       Official bonds   
       Salaries   
       Administering oaths, subpoenas   

ELECTIONS
       Election       
       Circulation of Petitions: City Attorney Headline for Petitions           

DECLARING VACANCY
       Recall           

THE MAYOR
       Counting cash   
       Public functions  
       Vice-Mayor   

THE CITY COUNCIL
       Meetings   
       Rules and records   
       Ordinances   
       Enacting clause of ordinances   
       When ordinances take effect   
       Recording and publications of ordinances   
       Financial reports   
       Annual audit   
       Improvement on streets   
       Eminent domain   
       Bonded indebtedness   
       Creating certain liens   

EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS
        Appointive officers   
        Appointment and removal of appointive officers   
        Personnel system   
        Consolidation of offices   
        Financial settlements   
        Compensation of officers and employees   
        Resolution of disputes regarding wages, salary or benefits between the City of Napa and public safety employees           
        City Manager   
        No interference between City Council and City Manager   

FINANCE AND TAXATION
        Fiscal year   
        Tax system   
        Department estimates of annual requirements   
        Annual estimate of City's requirements and revenue   
        Annual budget   
        Annual tax levy   
        Limit of tax levy   
        Tax levy providing emergency medical technician service   
        Bonds and other special taxes   
        Tax lien  
        Tax deeds   
        Uniform accounts and reports   

CONTRACTS
        Form of contracts   
        Public work to be done by contract   
        Progressive payments on contract   
        Officers not to be interested in contracts   
        Collusion by bidder   
        Collusion with bidder   

FRANCHISES
       Franchise may be exclusive          

PARKS
       Alston Park   

PUBLIC UTILITIES
       Power to acquire public utilities   
       Income of utilities owned    

INITIATIVE
       Initiative   

REFERENDUM

       Referendum  

MISCELLANEOUS
       When this Charter takes effect   
       Existing ordinances continued in force   
       Terms of incumbents in office  
       Violations of Charter and ordinances   
       Off-street parking revenue bonds   
       Definitions   
       Powers  
       Pledge of Net Parking Meter Revenues   
       Issues of Revenue Bonds, Series and Divisions   
       Authorization of Revenue Bonds   
       Provisions Relating to Bonds   
       Validity of Bonds Not Affected by Actions of City Relative to Project   
       Sale of Bonds   
       Payment of Incidental Expenses and Interest and Creation of Funds from Proceeds of Sale of Bonds   
       Provisions Relating to Resolutions of Issue   
       Rights of Bondholders   
       Revenue Bonds Excluded from Bonded Indebtedness of City   
       Property Owner Pricing for Real Property   
       Rural Urban Limit line