What is the Bisbee City Charter? Does every city have 1?
Article XIII of the Arizona Constitution and the Arizona Revised Statutes provide the guidelines for a Charter government. Any city with a population of more than 3,500 persons may form a charter for its own government as long as it is consistent with the constitution and the laws of the state.

Once a charter is written by a group of citizens, called freeholders, an election must be held to approve the charter. Bisbee became a charter city in 1988. Changes to the charter can only be made by submitting an amendment to the qualified electors of the city during a general or special election.

Show All Answers

1. How do I obtain a copy of a public record?
2. Where are paper copies of meeting times and other goverment postings placed?
3. When does the City Council meet?
4. How can I find out what is on the agenda for Council meetings?
5. Are the Council meetings televised?
6. What kind of government does the City of Bisbee have?
7. How often are the Mayor and Council elected?
8. How do I register to vote? Where do I vote?
9. What is the Bisbee City Charter? Does every city have 1?
10. Where can I look at a copy of the City Code?