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Longmont's Form of Government

The City shall have all the power of local self-government and home rule and all power possible for a city to have under the Constitution and laws of the State of Colorado. The enumeration of particular powers in this Charter is not exclusive of others.

By the name of The City of Longmont, the municipal corporation shall have perpetual succession; shall own, possess and hold all property, real and personal heretofore owned, possessed and held by the City, and does assume and shall manage and dispose of all trusts in any way connected therewith; shall succeed to all the rights and liabilities; and shall acquire all benefits and does assume and shall pay all bonds, obligations, and indebtedness of the City; may, by the name of the City of Longmont, sue and defend, purchase, receive, hold and enjoy, or sell and dispose of real and personal property; shall have a common seal and alter the same at pleasure.

All ordinances of the City in force at the time this Charter becomes effective shall continue in force except in so far as they may conflict with the provisions of this Charter, or, shall be amended or repealed by ordinance enacted under authority of this Charter.