City Charter

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About The City of Midland Charter

The Charter is the formal document adopted by Midland, as a home rule city, to provide the full power of local self-government. It describes the city’s governmental and proprietary powers; defines its form of government; establishes its administrative structure; establishes the authority for annexation of land; granting of franchises and other functions; and provides for controls such as initiative, referendum, and recall.

The Charter for the City of Midland was submitted to the City Council by the Charter Committee on August 22, 1940, and was adopted by election on November 5, 1940. Since that adoption, several amendments have been made to the Charter giving us the present Charter for the City of Midland. Download the Charter.