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Paul RomerEdit

This article is not about Paul Romer's "charter cities" idea, but rather about a rather common type of city incorporation and bylaws. I propose charter city (economics) to be the article for Romer's idea, and a disambig link on this article to link to it. 67.169.32.112 (talk) 00:48, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

Same as incorporated town?Edit

Is this the same as Incorporated town? Gazpacho 07:47, 2 November 2005 (UTC)

What is the real difference between a city having its own charter defining its governance structure, and one imposed by a higher authority? The doesn't seem to be any major difference. Do charter cities even warrant a separate article?.203.184.41.226 (talk) 07:07, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

California?Edit

It appears, based on what links here that this is a concept connected to the State of California. Can anyone verify that? All the authors seem to be anonymous. Brian Sayrs 20:28, 30 April 2006 (UTC)


No, not only California. The concept is the same as the Philippines' chartered cities. Charter city is not quite the same as incorporated town. The term should not be merged. Jordz 08:09, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

--- No, I don't think it's the same as an incorporated town. A charter city appoints a city manager to run things day to day, and the mayor and council really become political figureheads. in a general law city, there is no city manager, and the council runs day to day business. Charter cities have a lot more leeway - they can basically set the charter themselves as they go along, rather than having to follow state law.

http://www.ilsg.org/index.jsp?zone=ilsg&previewStory=5529

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Someone needs to clarify where this particular article appplies. -THB 06:11, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

Is any Different between "Charter City" and "Statutory City"?Edit

Hi, I'm from the Czech republic. Is there any different between "Charter City" and "Statutory City"? --KirkEN 10:24, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

At least where I live, in Tennessee, a home rule city is probably the closest thing there is to a charter city in that it is self-governing and can modify its charter on its own authority without a private act of the state legislature. In Tennessee segments of a city lack their own internal governance for the most part; a "downtown development district" however can be established to enforce a higher tax within a defined central-city district for the sole purpose of being reinvested within the district's boundary for municipal improvements, i.e. better lighting, wide sidewalks, more frequent trash collection, etc.

At least in this state, ,all cities have a "charter", either one written specifically for that city or one based on one of several general templates which have been adopted as permissible model charters over the years, but unless the city has adopted home rule, its charter is a private act of the state legislature and can only be modified by another private act, which then must be ratified by the local governing body. (This can really thwart responsive local governance as it may well mean that things as basic as the salaries of the mayor and councilors may be set out in it and hence only modifiable by an act of the state legislature, not the municipality itself.) 2600:1004:B153:C2B4:6555:3BE8:4C4:9608 (talk) 00:43, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

rewrite to move away from California-centric viewEdit

I did a rewrite of the article to remove the assumption that this is only in California. However, I live in California so I don't have good examples from elsewhere. A Google search for "charter city" did find other references outside California. For now I'm going to call this a good start. Ikluft (talk) 18:52, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

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Wording of introEdit

By stating that the article is specific to the United States, the next phrase of the same sentence then seems somewhat ludicrous, since it is obvious that no US cities are subject to provincial authority, since the US has no "provinces". Also, it would seem to be a fairly widely-known fact that the US has no regional governments which could direct a city's affairs to the extent that a state can, at least in a city lacking home rule. Also, the only U.S. city arguably chartered by the national government is Washington, D.C.. I would submit that this article is still California-centric, at least to some extent. 2600:1004:B153:C2B4:6555:3BE8:4C4:9608 (talk) 00:32, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

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