CHAPTER 139

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 184

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CITY CHARTER FOR THE CITY OF NEWARK, DELAWARE.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Two-thirds of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend Section 103 of the City Charter for the City of Newark, Delaware, by deleting the second paragraph thereof in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new paragraph to read as follows:

"Said ordinance shall provide for the zoning of the annexed territory and shall further specify of which of the six districts, hereinafter mentioned, the annexation shall become a part."

Section 2. Amend Section 104 of the City Charter of the City of Newark, Delaware, by striking said section in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new section to read as follows:

"104.-DISTRICTS-The City of Newark shall he divided into six districts."

Section 3. Amend Section 104.1 of the City Charter of the City of Newark, Delaware, by striking said section in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new section to read as follows:

104.1-REAPPORTIONMENT-Commeneing not later than 1971, and thereafter not less than one in every ten years, the aforesaid six districts shall be reapportioned and redistricted either by the Council or by amendment to this Charter, or as otherwise provided by law, In accordance with the following rules:

1. Current Federal Decennial Census population statistics, to the extent possible and practicable, shall be used as guides so that each District shall be nearly equal in population.

2. Each District shall be formed of contiguous territory and as little change as practically possible shall be made in prior boundary lines.

3. Each District shall he so created as not to favor unduly any person or group of persons."

Section 4. Amend Section 304.2 of the City Charter of the City of Newark, Delaware, by striking said section in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new section to read as follows:

"304.2-Election OF COUNCILMEN-One Councilman shall be elected from each district. The elections for Councilmen from the third, fifth and sixth districts shall he held in even numbered years. The elections for Councilmen from the first, second, and fourth districts shall be held in odd numbered years."

Section 5. Amend Section 304.4 of the City Charter of the City of Newark, Delaware, by striking said seetion in its entirety and substituting ii lieu thereof a new section to read as follows:

"304.4-TERM OF OFFICE-The Mayor shall he elected for a term of three years and Councilmen shall be elected to serve a term of two years, all effective with the Organization Meeting following their election."

AMEND Article III of the City Charter of the City of Newark, Delaware, be deleting Section 304.5 thereof in its entirety.

Section 7. Amend Section 901 of the City Charter of the City of Newark, Delaware, by deleting the first paragraph thereof in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new paragraph to read as follows:

Approved July 13, 1981.