City of East Orange, NJ
Essex County
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[HISTORY: The Charter is derived from Ch. 149 of the Laws of 1963, being N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(71) through 40:103-5(127) (Acts Saved from Repeal), which was adopted by the voters in an election held November 5, 1963, and became effective January 1, 1964. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Administrative organization — See Ch. 5.
Board of Health — See Ch. 14A, Art. II.
Board of Water Commissioners — See Ch. 14A, Art. V.
Personnel policies — See Ch. 60.
Purchasing and contracting — See Ch. 68.
Article I Incorporation, Succession, General Law Defined, General Powers Enumerated

§ C-1 Incorporation and corporate name. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(71)

§ C-2 Succession. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(72)

§ C-3 "General law" defined. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(73)

§ C-4 General powers vested in city and construction thereof. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(74)

Article II Elected Officials

§ C-5 Number and term. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(75)

§ C-6 Time of election. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(76)

§ C-7 Eligibility for office. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(77)

§ C-8 Vacancies filled by election. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(78)

§ C-9 Interim filling of vacancies until election. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(79)

Article III City Council

§ C-10 Organization, meetings and election of Council Chairman. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(80)

§ C-11 Council Chairman. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(81)

§ C-12 Majority and quorum. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(82)

§ C-13 Adoption and publication of ordinances. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(83)

§ C-14 Powers of the City Council. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(84)

Article IV Duties and Powers of the Mayor

§ C-15 Executive powers; powers and duties of Mayor. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(85)

§ C-16 Approval or veto of ordinances and resolutions. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(86)

Article V City Officers and Departments

§ C-17 Establishment of City departments. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(87)

§ C-18 City officers; certain offices specified; designation as City officers; provisions governing offices. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(88)

§ C-19 Appointment and term of office of City officers. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(89)

§ C-20 Vacancies in appointive offices. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(90)

§ C-21 Citizenship and residency requirements for City officers. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(91)

§ C-22 Failure to appear or testify before court, legislative committee or Governor. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(92)

§ C-23 Conflicts of interest. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(93)

§ C-24 Suspensions and removal for cause. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(94)

§ C-25 Appointment and duties of City Clerk. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(95)

§ C-26 Office of Chief Finance Officer or Director of Finance. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(96)

Article VI Special Boards for the Operation of the Police, Fire or Water Departments

§ C-27 Establishment, merger, consolidation or abolition. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(97)

§ C-28 Powers and duties of the boards governing the Police or Fire Departments. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(98)

§ C-29 Powers and duties of the Board of Water Commissioners. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(99)

§ C-30 Fiscal operation of the Water Department by the Board of Water Commissioners. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(100)

§ C-31 Limitation of powers over acquisition and disposition of water reserve lands. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(101)

Article VII Recall

§ C-32 Elective officers; removal by recall petition and vote. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(102)

§ C-33 Recall petition. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(103)

§ C-34 Signatures to recall petition. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(104)

§ C-35 Notice to officer; recall election; notice of filing of petition. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(105)

§ C-36 Ballots. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(106)

§ C-37 Removal of more than one officer. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(107)

§ C-38 Election of successor; use of recall ballot. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(108)

§ C-39 Nomination of candidate for successor of recalled incumbent. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(109)

§ C-40 Results of election. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(110)

§ C-41 Successor where incumbent resigns after a certain date or is recalled. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(111)

Article VIII Initiative and Referendum

§ C-42 Petition; percentage of registered voters required. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(112)

§ C-43 Power of referendum; time for filing petition. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(113)

§ C-44 Petition papers; affidavits. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(114)

§ C-45 Filing of petition papers; examination; certificate of result. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(115)

§ C-46 Amendment of initiative or referendum petition. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(116)

§ C-47 Suspension of ordinance. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(117)

§ C-48 Submission to City Council. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(118)

§ C-49 Submission of ordinance to voters; withdrawal of petition. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(119)

§ C-50 Referendum election. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(120)

§ C-51 Number of proposed ordinances voted upon; time between special elections. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(121)

§ C-52 Publication of ordinance. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(122)

§ C-53 Ballots. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(123)

§ C-54 Results of election; conflicting measures. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(124)

Article IX Certain Election Procedures

§ C-55 Elections; publicizing and advertising in certain instances. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(125)

Article X Effective Date and Adoption

§ C-56 Operative in cities upon adoption by voters. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(126)

Article XI Severability

§ C-57 Partial invalidity. N.J.S.A. 40:103-5(127)