The City of Grants Pass Charter defines the role of our Council-Manager form of Government.
- To read the charter on the website, select the links to the chapters.
- To read the charter in print, download the City Charter (PDF) and print it out.
Chapter I - Name & Boundaries
The name and boundaries of the City of Grants Pass.Link to page
Chapter II - Powers
The powers of the City and the construction of the Charter as it relates to powers.Link to page
Chapter III - Form of Government
Council/Mayor form of government. Terms of office for Councilors and Mayor, qualifications, and Council appointed offices.Link to page
Chapter IV - Council
Council meetings and voting procedures. Function of Mayor and President of Council at meetings.Link to page
Chapter V - Powers & Duties of Officers
Powers and duties of Mayor and Council appointed officers.Link to page
Chapter VI - Elections
Voter qualifications, elections schedule, special elections and further details on elections procedures.Link to page
Chapter VII - Vacancies in Office
Vacancies and procedures for filling vacancies on the City Council.Link to page
Chapter VIII - Ordinances
Procedures for enacting ordinances.Link to page
Chapter IX - Public Improvements
Public improvements and procedures for property owners to file remonstrances (grievances, opposition).Link to page
Chapter X - Miscellaneous Provisions
Miscellaneous provisions for the City of Grants Pass.Link to page