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Article 13: General Provisions

Sec. 1. Publicity of records.

All records and accounts of every office, department or agency of the city shall be open for inspection by any citizen, any representative of a citizen’s organization or any representative of the press at all reasonable times pursuant to all applicable laws.

Sec. 2. Official bonds.

All elected and appointed officers and such other employees as the council may by ordinance or resolution require to do so, shall give bond in such amount and with such surety as may be approved by the council; the premium on such bonds to be paid by the city.

Sec. 3. Oath of office.

Every officer of the city, whether elected or appointed under the provisions of this charter, or under any ordinance of the city shall, before entering upon the duties of his office, take and subscribe an oath required by the state constitution.

Sec. 4. Short title.

This charter, adopted by the people of the City of Scottsdale, shall be known and may be cited as the Charter Form of Government of the City of Scottsdale.

Sec. 5. Plenary and implied powers of the council.

The council shall have plenary power to enact and make all proper and necessary ordinances, resolutions and orders to carry out and give effect to the express, as well as the implied powers granted in this charter, to the end that a complete, harmonious, and effective municipal government may be initiated, installed, operated and maintained in the city, and thereby protect and safeguard the rights, interests, safety, morality, health and welfare of the city and its inhabitants.