Chapter II - Powers

Section 1. Powers of the City.
The city shall have all powers which the constitutions, statutes, and common law of the United States and of this State expressly or implied grant or allow municipalities, as fully as though this Charter specifically enumerated each of these powers.

Section 2. Construction of Charter.
In this Charter, no mention of a particular power shall be construed to be exclusive or to restrict the scope of the powers which the city would have if the particular power were not mentioned. The Charter shall be liberally construed to the end that the city shall have all powers necessary or convenient for the conduct of its municipal affairs, including all powers that cities may assume pursuant to state laws and to the municipal home rule provisions of the state constitution.