[HISTORY: Adopted by referendum 11-4-2003. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Form of Government.
The municipal government provided by this Charter shall be known as the "Mayor Council Government." An elected Mayor shall be the chief executive officer of the Town. All the legislative powers of the Town shall be vested in an elective Council, hereinafter referred to as the "Council." In addition to the powers hereinafter specifically set forth, the Mayor and Council shall have all the powers granted to municipal corporations by the Constitution and General Statutes of the State of Connecticut, and all implied powers necessary to carry into execution the powers hereinafter set forth and the powers granted to municipal corporations by the Constitution and General Statutes of the State of Connecticut, subject only to the limitations imposed by this Charter and by the Constitution and General Statutes of the State of Connecticut.
All powers of the Mayor and Council shall be exercised by them in the manner prescribed in this Charter, or as otherwise provided by law. [Amended 11-4-2008]
Editor's Note: This Charter, which has an effective date of 12-12-2005, replaced the former Charter approved 7-16-1964 by Stratford Town Council, as amended.
SECTION 1 The Mayor
SECTION 2 The Council
SECTION 3 Legal Department
SECTION 4 Boards and Commissions
SECTION 5 Administration
SECTION 6 Fiscal Policies and Procedures
SECTION 7 Elections
SECTION 8 Powers of the Electorate
SECTION 9 Miscellaneous Provisions