Report of the Secretary of the Commonwealth to the Governor and General Assembly of Virginia

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s.n., 1913 - Virginia
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Page 298 - All city, town and village officers, whose election or appointment is not provided for by this Constitution, shall be elected by the electors, of such cities, towns and villages, or of some division thereof, or appointed by such authorities thereof, as the Legislature shall designate for that purpose.
Page 297 - Thou crownest the year with Thy goodness ; And Thy paths drop fatness. They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness : And the little hills rejoice on every side. The pastures are clothed with flocks ; The valleys also are covered over with corn ; They shout for joy, they also sing.
Page 298 - General laws for the organization and government of cities and towns shall be enacted by the General Assembly, and no special act shall be passed in relation thereto, except in the manner provided in Article Four of this Constitution, and then only by a recorded vote of two-thirds of the members elected to each house, and except also in the case of cities having more than fifty thousand inhabitants as hereinafter provided.
Page 298 - ... for the same class by at le.ast ten thousand. The General Assembly, at the request, made in manner which may be prescribed by law, of any city having a population of over fifty thousand inhabitants, may grant a special form of government for such city.
Page 298 - But each of the cities and towns of the State having at the time of the adoption of this Constitution a municipal charter may retain the same, except so far as it shall be repealed or amended by the General Assembly : provided, that every such charter is hereby amended so as to conform to all the provisions, restrictions, limitations and powers set forth in this article, or otherwise provided in this Constitution.
Page 298 - In every city, so long as it has a corporation court, or a separate circuit court, there shall be elected for a term of four years by the qualified voters of such city, one attorney for the Commonwealth, who shall also, in those cities having a separate circuit court, be the attorney for the Commonwealth, for such circuit court.
Page 298 - ... or town, and all ordinances enacted and resolutions adopted by such body shall have the same force and effect for all purposes, as if enacted or adopted in accordance with the provisions of section one hundred and twentythree of this article.
Page 298 - ... provide from time to time for the various cities and towns of the Commonwealth, such form or forms of municipal government as the General Assembly may deem best; but...
Page 298 - In every city there shall be elected by the qualified voters thereof one city treasurer, for a term of four years; one city sergeant, for a term of four years, whose duties shall be prescribed by law; and a mayor, for a term of four years, who shall be the chief executive officer of such city. All city...
Page 298 - Commonwealth such form or forms of municipal government as the general assembly may deem best ; but no form or forms of government authorized by the second paragraph of this section shall become operative except as to such cities or towns as may thereafter adopt the same by a majority vote of its qualified electors at an election to be held as may be prescribed therefor by law. All the limitations on the powers of the councils of cities and towns imposed by this article shall apply in like manner...

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