City Charter

The City of Grants Pass Charter defines the role of our Council-Manager form of Government.
  • To read the charter on the website, select the links to the chapters.
  • To read the charter in print, download the City Charter (PDF) and print it out.
  1. Chapter I - Name & Boundaries

    The name and boundaries of the City of Grants Pass.

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  2. Chapter II - Powers

    The powers of the City and the construction of the Charter as it relates to powers.

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  3. Chapter III - Form of Government

    Council/Mayor form of government. Terms of office for Councilors and Mayor, qualifications, and Council appointed offices.

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  4. Chapter IV - Council

    Council meetings and voting procedures. Function of Mayor and President of Council at meetings.

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  5. Chapter V - Powers & Duties of Officers

    Powers and duties of Mayor and Council appointed officers.

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  1. Chapter VI - Elections

    Voter qualifications, elections schedule, special elections and further details on elections procedures.

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  2. Chapter VII - Vacancies in Office

    Vacancies and procedures for filling vacancies on the City Council.

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  3. Chapter VIII - Ordinances

    Procedures for enacting ordinances.

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  4. Chapter IX - Public Improvements

    Public improvements and procedures for property owners to file remonstrances (grievances, opposition).

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  5. Chapter X - Miscellaneous Provisions

    Miscellaneous provisions for the City of Grants Pass.

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