The City of Gainesville will hold its next General Election in November 2013. This election will address Council Member and Board of Education Member seats for Wards 1 and 4. It will also provide for the first elected Mayor as allowed by the revised Charter approved by Governor Deal on April 11, 2012.
General Power and Authority of the Governing Body
Except as otherwise provided by law or the Charter, the governing body shall be vested with all the powers of government of the City. In addition to all other powers conferred upon it by law, the governing body shall have the authority to adopt and provide for the execution of such ordinances, resolutions, rules, and regulations, not inconsistent with the Charter and the Constitution and the laws of the State of Georgia, which it shall deem necessary, expedient, or helpful for the peace, good order, protection of life and property, health, welfare, sanitation, comfort, convenience, prosperity, or well-being of the inhabitants of the City of Gainesville and may enforce such ordinances by imposing penalties for violations thereof.
Powers and Duties of the Mayor
The Mayor shall:
Qualifying fees were established via Business Resolution 2013-08. They were published on January 31st and are set as follows:
More information will be posted as it becomes available. Questions should be submitted City Clerk Denise Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org.