If the charter is different from state law, which applies?
In general, state law. The charter can, however address areas that are not directly addressed by state law. For example, the election code sets uniform dates and other election laws that must be followed state wide. But, the municipality can decide other details that are not required by the state election code. The same applies the procurement laws, or municipal finance.

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1. What is a City Charter?
2. What happens if the majority of citizens vote “no” on a charter amendment proposition?
3. If the charter is different from state law, which applies?
4. Why is the charter being changed now?
5. Are there rules regarding how many times a charter provision can be changed?
6. Why does the city not promote which way voters should vote on the charter amendments?