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Chapter II Powers

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Section 4.  Powers of the City.
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The City has all powers that the constitutions, statutes, and common law of the United States and of the State of Oregon now or hereafter expressly or impliedly grant or allow the City, as fully as though this charter specifically enumerated each of those powers.

Section 5.  Construction of Powers.
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In this charter, no specification of a power is exclusive or restricts authority that the City would have if the power were not specified. This charter shall be liberally construed, so that the City may exercise fully all its powers possible under this charter and under United States and Oregon law. All powers are continuing unless a specific grant of power clearly indicates the contrary.

Section 6.  Distribution of Powers.
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Except as this charter prescribes otherwise and as the Oregon Constitution reserves municipal legislative power to the voters of the city, all powers of the City are vested in the council.

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