What is the legal basis for charters?
The creation, modification and dissolution of municipal charters are regulated by the state constitution, state statutes and local ordinances. Generally speaking, the state constitution and state statutes require that cites have charters establishing geographical boundaries, form of government, departments, services rendered, the exercise of powers provided in the charter and the process by which the charter may be amended. Local ordinances provide policy direction through which the powers of the charter can be implemented on a daily basis as desired by the municipal elected body.

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1. What is a city charter?
2. Why review the charter?
3. What should be changed?
4. What is the legal basis for charters?
5. What are the different forms of government? What type does Daytona Beach have?
6. Why change forms of government?