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Helena Municipal Reformation Edict, 1752

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HELENA MUNICIPAL REFORMATION EDICT, 1752

13 S.S.

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

With the increasing prosperity of the City of Helena, numerous reforms were agreed to by cooperation between the Ministries of Interior and Treasury.

 

SECTION I:

 

The Helena Livery Board

Chaired by the Lord Mayor, the Helena Livery Board acts as the collective representative legislature for the citizen body of Helena. There are eight seats within the assembly to be filled by citizens. The seats are chosen by lottery, overseen by a Circuit Judge of the Western District, once every four years. The Livery Board is charged with the creation of statutes, budgets, regulations, and writs of the City of Helena.

 

This edict delegates to the Helena Livery Board the following competencies of the Municipal Government of the City of Helena;

  1. The Helena Livery Board has been tasked with the creation of statutes, budgets, regulations, and writs pertinent to the City of Helena, which must be passed with a vote of majority.
  2. The Helena Livery Board has been tasked with the amendment of statutes, budgets, regulations, and writs pertinent to the City of Helena, which must be passed with a vote of majority.
  3. The Helena Livery Board retains the right to call a vote of no-confidence on the Lord Mayor, which must be passed with a two-thirds majority of all members.
  4. The Helena Livery Board retains the right to impeach the City Clerk by a vote of two-thirds majority of all members, which will be submitted to the Crown for consideration.
  5. The Helena Livery Board retains the right to impeach the District Attorney by a vote of two-thirds majority of all members.
  6. The quorum for validity of sessions of the Helena Livery Board shall be half plus one of all seats present.
  7. The Helena Livery Board is hereby ordered to convene at least once every two years in a session chaired by the Lord Mayor, and co-chaired by the Clerk of the City.

 

SECTION II:

 

The Lord Mayor

The Lord Mayor of the City of Helena is elected by popular vote every four years to head the municipal government. The office comes with it an expansive number of powers, and with it an immense responsibility for the everyday governing of the City. The Lord Mayor is granted a seat on the Privy Council.

 

This edict delegates to the Lord Mayor the following competencies of the Municipal Government of the City of Helena;

  1. The Lord Mayor has been bestowed the responsibility to head the municipal government and delegate to relevant individuals by assigning them to a post within the government and sacking any unfit individuals from their post.
  2. The Lord Mayor has been given the authority to veto any statute, budget, regulation, or writ which has been passed by the Helena Livery Board provided that said legislation does not have a two-thirds majority.
  3. The Lord Mayor retains the right cast tie-breaking votes on legislation in the event such ties should arise.
  4. The Lord Mayor has been hereby been charged with executing the legislation passed by the Helena Livery Board.
  5. The Lord Mayor has hereby been granted the authority to banish any lowborn from the City of Helena.
  6. The Lord Mayor has been instructed to pay, supply the goods to, and manage building, construction, and the builders themselves in the City of Helena.
  7. The Lord Mayor has been given joint-power with the City Clerk of ordering construction and demolition in the City of Helena, with the himself holding the final executive decision. (See: Sec III.VI)
  8. The Lord Mayor has been instructed to distribute food supply to where is necessary in the City of Helena.
  9. The Lord Mayor has hereby been granted the authority to evict any convicted felon from the City of Helena.
  10. The Lord Mayor has been charged with executing the duties of his subordinates in their absence.

 

SECTION III:

 

The Clerk of the City

The Clerk of the City of Helena is appointed unilaterally by the Secretary of State for the Treasury. He co-chairs the Helena Livery Board along with the Lord Mayor, and is a voting member.

 

This edict delegates to the Clerk of the City the following competencies of the Municipal Government of the City of Helena;

  1. The Clerk of the City has been instructed to keep a record of taxation within the City of Helena, and to receive aforementioned taxation.
  2. The Clerk of the City has been tasked with the maintenance and safekeeping of the municipal ledger.
  3. The Clerk of the City has been instructed to take note of the City of Helena’s storage.
  4. The Clerk of the City has been instructed to appraise property and set property prices and tax prices accordingly.
  5. The Clerk of the City is hereby charged with fostering economic growth and the maintenance of the trade grounds within the City of Helena.
  6. The Clerk of the City has been given joint-power with the Lord Mayor of ordering construction and demolition in the City of Helena, with the Lord Mayor holding the final executive decision.
  7. The Clerk of the City is hereby tasked with creating a competent stewardship capable of servicing the City of Helena.

 

SECTION IV:

 

District Attorney of the City of Helena

The District Attorney of the City of Helena is appointed by the Lord Mayor and confirmed by a vote of simple majority by the Helena Livery Board.

 

This edict delegates to the District Attorney the following competencies of the Municipal Government of the City of Helena;

  1. The District Attorney has been charged with the responsibility of representing the City of Helena in legal affairs.
  2. The District Attorney has been charged with the prosecution of crimes both criminal and civil within the City of Helena.
  3. The District Attorney has been charged with ensuring the proper allocation of legal counsel to those accused of violating Imperial and municipal law.
  4. The District Attorney is hereby granted the power to staff his office, the Office of the District Attorney, in such a way as to provide assistance in his duties.

 

ISSUED ON 13 S.S. IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1752,

HIS EXCELLENCY, THE DUKE HELENA, SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE INTERIOR

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