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The San José City Charter
The San José City Charter was put into effect in May of 1965. The Charter is presented below as amended through November 2012. View the entire City Charter.
Article Title
I Incorporation and Succession
II Powers of the City
III Form of Government
IV The Council
V The Mayor
VI     Legislation
VII City Manager
VIII Administrative Organization
IX Officers and Employees
X Boards and Commissions
XI Civil Service System
XII Fiscal Administration
XIII Franchises 
XIV School System
XV Retirement
XVI Elections
XVII General Provisions
XVIII Transitional Provisions
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