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  1. HELENA MAYORAL ELECTION (1776-1780) Est. 1776 Pursuant to Section VI of the Charter of the Cty of Helena: “The Lord Mayor of the City of Helena is elected by popular vote every four years to head the municipal government, with the election being organized by the Ministry of the Interior. The office comes with an expansive number of powers, and with it an immense responsibility for the everyday governing of the City”. The candidates for Lord Mayor of Helena in this Mayoral Election (for the new term 1776-1780) that were nominated by the Livery Companies of Helena are the following: - Jermaine J’mault (Honorable Company of Drapers and Haberdashers) - Achille Nicéphore (Honorable Company of Ironmongers, Blacksmiths and Founders) - Kinsrell Commandore (Honorable Company of Mercers) - Pascual de Casanova (Honorable Company of Thespians and Revelers) THE BALLOT CAN BE FOUND HERE. ISSUED ON 23 G.T. IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1776, HIS EXCELLENCY, SIR EDWARD GALBRAITH, MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR.
  2. “Another victory for the Holy Orenian Empire! God save the Emperor!” Edward Galbraith would exclaim before returning to the forge of the Livery Company of Ironmongers in Helena to sharpen his Cascadian sword for the next battle.
  3. sergisala

    DUTY BOUND

    Edward Galbraith weeps as he realizes that his old friend is still alive and is now being manipulated by the hangmen "Adrian, I will save you from the darkness and bring you to the Orenian light" he would mutter after clearing his tears.
  4. "God save the King of Haense and the Holy Orenian Emperor! To war, orenians!" The Minister of the Interior would exclaim as he hears the news.
  5. "Indeed, Orenian Nationalism is what this Country needs. As Saint Peter of Kaedrin said: One God, One Law and ONE COUNTRY." Edward would nod in agreement as he read the campaign document.
  6. “Ah, seems interesting!” the Minister of the Interior would nod, thanking the Leader of the Imperial Boxing Association for organizing such a fine event!
  7. “The House of Galbraith and myself do hereby announce our endorsement for our cascadian fellow Pascual de Casanovas for the upcoming Mayoral Election. Bon Cop de Falç!“ Edward Galbraith would state.
  8. "What a lovely Cascadian crest" Edward would mutter as he read this.
  9. THE CITY OF HELENA CORPORATION, 1775 13 S.E. INTRODUCTION: With the increasing prosperity of the Imperial City of Helena, the Ministry of the Interior has found that the municipal system of the capital should be updated and expanded in order to achieve a more balanced system between the executive and legislative municipal branches. This Edict, penned by the Minister Edward Galbraith with assistance from Mister Victor C. Halcourt will serve as the most up-to-date constitution document and Charter of the City of Helena, as issued and maintained by the Ministry of the Interior. SECTION I: THE LIVERY COMPANIES The Livery Companies of Helena are the ten guilds which make up the municipal system and partition the economy of the Imperial City of Helena. These livery guilds present for business owners a means for representation, collaboration, and protection. Each Livery Company is composed of individual businesses which submit their membership to gain the right to vote in the internal election of their Livery Company’s Master, price protection, and other associated rights established by municipal legislation. In order to be recognized as a Livery Member in the eyes of the City of Helena Corporation one of the two following criterion must be met: The owner of a business which has submitted its membership to the Commissioner of Commerce indicating what Livery Company he wants to join as a Livery Member. An individual contractor or artisan who, despite not belonging to a multi-person business, provides industry-appropriate labor to a Livery Company and who has submitted its membership to the Commissioner of Commerce. For example: A Livery Member may be an individual musician within the Honorable Company of Thespians and Revelers or they may be a smithing company within the Honorable Company of Ironmongers, Blacksmiths and Founders. Let it be clear that individual artisans have the same rights as multi-employee businesses in the eyes of the City of Helena Corporation. This edict delegates the following competencies of the City of Helena Corporation to each Livery Member in turn: The power to distribute goods and services as an officially chartered Livery Member in the City of Helena. The power to bring grievances against other Livery Members to be mediated by their respective Livery Master. The power to bring grievances against other Livery Companies, to be represented by their respective Livery Master. The right to vote in the internal election of a Livery Master every 4 years. The right to be represented by their Livery Master in the Helena Livery Board. The power to enact a no-confidence vote on their Livery Master to remove him from office, which must be passed with a two-thirds majority of all members. A successful vote of no-confidence implies that a new internal election for Livery Master must be held in that Livery Company by the Commissioner of Elections. This edict establishes the following mandatory structure for all the Livery Companies of Helena: Each Livery Company is made up of a Committee of Livery Members that will convene at least once every two years with its Livery Master acting as its Chairman in order to set common policy goals and to adopt measures that affect the Livery Company, which will need to be passed with a majority vote of the Livery Members and enacted by the Livery Master immediately after. The quorum for validity of the meetings of the Committee of Livery Members shall be half plus one of all seats present. The Livery Company is a means of representation, collaboration, and protection. The Livery Company is not a means of control over its members. The Livery Master is accountable to his Livery Members, who are the controllers of the Livery Company. SECTION II: THE LIVERY MASTERS The Livery Masters of Helena, also known as the Masters of the Livery Companies of Helena, are the leaders of each of the ten Livery Companies of Helena, also known as livery guilds. Each Livery Master is elected among the Livery Members of each Livery Company in an internal election organized by the Commissioner of Elections every 4 years that is held one saint week before the mayoral election day. This edict delegates the following competencies of the City of Helena Corporation to each Livery Master in turn: The power to administer his Livery Company and to define its ranks and internal positions as he sees fit. The right and the duty to assist and provide support to each of the Livery Members of his Livery Company. The right to attend, discuss and vote in the sittings of the Helena Livery Board. The duty to send a representative to the sittings of the Helena Livery Board if the Livery Master can’t attend, informing of this to the Livery Speaker. The right to introduce municipal bills and any other municipal legislation to be discussed and voted in the Helena Livery Board. The duty to call a meeting of the Committee of Livery Members of his Livery Company, that will convene at least once every two years with its Livery Master acting as its Chairman. The duty of calling a meeting of the Committee of Livery Members of his Livery Company when the Ministry of the Interior announces the start of a mayoral campaign, where the Livery Members and the Livery Master will decide with a majority vote the nominee for Lord Mayor of Helena of their Livery Company, communicating their decision to the Ministry of the Interior. The responsibility of keeping a record of all the decisions adopted by the Committee of Livery Members of his Livery Company. The right to request the intervention of the city government when a conflict among livery companies or between a livery company and its Livery Members arises. These conflicts will be mediated and resolved by the Commissioner of Commerce and, ultimately, by the Lord Mayor himself. The right and the duty to hold the city government to account through the Helena Livery Board and to formulate written or oral petitions and questions to the members of the Mayoral Council in the Helena Livery Board. SECTION III: THE HELENA LIVERY BOARD The Helena Livery Board acts as the collective representative legislature for the citizen body of Helena. The sittings of the Helena Livery Board are chaired by the Livery Speaker. There are ten seats within this city assembly to be filled by Livery Masters, who are elected by the Livery Members of their respective Livery Companies every 4 years, in internal elections organized by the Commissioner of Elections and overseen by the Ministry of the Interior. The Minister of the Interior reviews the municipal bills passed by the Livery Board and grants or withholds administrative assent on behalf of his Ministry. This edict delegates to the Helena Livery Board the following competencies of the City of Helena Corporation: The Helena Livery Board is the city assembly of Helena and has been tasked with the creation and amendment of statutes, budgets, regulations, municipal bills, street naming and numbering, and other writs pertinent to the City of Helena, which must be passed with a majority vote. 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. A successful vote of no-confidence implies that the Lord Mayor will be immediately sacked and replaced by the Deputy Mayor who shall ascend to the position of Lord Mayor, and that the sacked Lord Mayor will not be considered appointable as Deputy Mayor of Helena for the remaining of the mayoral term. The Helena Livery Board retains the right to hear and confirm the Municipal Commissioners selected by the Lord Mayor, which must be passed with a majority vote. The Helena Livery Board retains the right and the duty to hold the members of the Mayoral Council to account and to ask them written or oral questions during the session of the Livery Board, including to the Deputy Mayor and the Lord Mayor. The quorum for validity of sessions of the Helena Livery Board shall be half plus one of all seats present. The Helena Livery Board is hereby ordered to convene at least once every two years in a session chaired by the Livery Speaker. SECTION IV: THE LIVERY SPEAKER The Livery Speaker of the Helena Livery Board is elected among its members by a majority vote to head the Helena Livery Board as its Speaker and maximum representative. The position of Livery Speaker is compatible with the position of Livery Master. The Livery Speaker watches over the powers of the Livery Board and holds several prerogatives as its Speaker. This edict delegates to the Livery Speaker the following competencies of the City of Helena Corporation: The Livery Speaker has been bestowed the responsibility to Chair the sittings of the Helena Livery Board and to conduct the debates and votes that take place during the session in a fair way. The Livery Speaker has been charged with the responsibility of defining the order of business of the sittings of the Helena Livery Board. The Livery Speaker has been charged with the duty of respecting the voting rights and the political opinions of all the Livery Masters during the session of the Helena Livery Board. The Livery Speaker has been bestowed the right of calling a sitting of the Helena Livery Board whenever he finds it necessary. The Livery Speaker has been charged with the duty of inviting the Lord Mayor to deliver the State of the City Address in the Livery Board once during his mandate. SECTION V: THE MAYORAL COUNCIL The Mayoral Council of the Imperial City of Helena, also known as the Council of the Lord Mayor or the City Government of Helena, is the executive branch of the City of Helena Corporation and is presided by the Lord Mayor. It is composed of the Lord Mayor, the Deputy Mayor and the Municipal Commissioners. This edict delegates to the Mayoral Council the following competencies of the City of Helena Corporation: The Mayoral Council has been charged with the responsibility of acting as the municipal government of the city of Helena and as the Lord Mayor’s advisory body. The Mayoral Council has been charged with the responsibility of being held to account by the Helena Livery Board and, therefore, with the duty to answer all the questions or petitions addressed by the Livery Masters during the sittings of the Helena Livery Board. The Mayoral Council has been given the right to attend the sittings of the Helena Livery Board and orally intervene in any moment of the debate The Mayoral Council has been given the right of requesting the Livery Speaker to hold a debate over a specific matter related to the city of Helena in the Helena Livery Board The Mayoral Council holds the power to introduce municipal legislation on behalf of the city government to be discussed and voted on by the Helena Livery Board. SECTION VI: THE LORD MAYOR The Lord Mayor of the City of Helena is elected by popular vote every four years to head the municipal government, with the mayoral election being organized by the Ministry of the Interior. Only citizens of Helena above the age of 18 and nominated as candidates by a Livery Master are allowed to run for Lord Mayor of Helena. Each Livery Master must communicate their candidate for Lord Mayor to the Ministry of the Interior prior to the mayoral election. The Office of the Lord Mayor comes with an expansive number of powers, and with it an immense responsibility for the everyday governing of the City. This edict delegates to the Lord Mayor the following competencies of the City of Helena Corporation: The Lord Mayor serves as head of the city government, and President of the Mayoral Council, as its foremost member and director, and as the Minister of the Interior's most obedient municipal advisor. The Lord Mayor has been given the power to unilaterally appoint a Deputy Mayor as part of his Council, who co-heads the City Government and replace him in the case of long absence, resignation, death or when a vote of no-confidence is passed by the Livery Board. The Lord Mayor has been given the power to appoint Commissioners as part of his Council, who shall be confirmed by a majority vote in the Helena Livery Board. The Lord Mayor has been bestowed the right to unilaterally sack any individuals from their positions in the Mayoral Council as he sees fit. The Lord Mayor has been given the authority to veto any statute, budget, regulation, municipal bill and other writs which has been passed by the Helena Livery Board provided that said legislation does not have a two-thirds majority. The Lord Mayor has been given the power to delegate all his rights and duties to the Deputy Mayor for the period of time he decrees. The Lord Mayor has been given the right to request the Livery Speaker to call a sitting of the Livery Board whenever he finds it necessary. The sitting will still be chaired by the Livery Speaker. The Lord Mayor has been given the right to introduce municipal legislation in the Helena Livery Board on behalf of the City Government to be discussed and voted on by the Livery Board. The Lord Mayor has been given the right to orally intervene in the session of the Helena Livery Board in any moment of the debate. The Lord Mayor has been hereby been charged with executing the legislation passed by the Helena Livery Board. The Lord Mayor has been charged with the duty of delivering the State of the City Address in the Helena Livery Board once during his mandate. The Lord Mayor, through his Council, has the right and the duty to pay, supply the goods to, and manage building, demolition, construction, and the builders themselves in the City of Helena, under the supervision of the Imperial Architect-General. The Lord Mayor, through his Council, has the right and the duty to create and manage municipal public services to satisfy the basic needs of the citizens of Helena. The Lord Mayor has been charged, through his Council, with the duty of executing the orders, mandates and the will of the Minister of the Interior at any time. The Lord Mayor has been charged with executing the duties of the members of the Mayoral Council during their absence. SECTION VII: THE DEPUTY MAYOR The Deputy Mayor is unilaterally appointed by the Lord Mayor. The Deputy Mayor co-heads the Mayoral Council as the Lord Mayor’s deputy and his most loyal advisor. The Deputy Mayor oversees the governmental action of all the municipal commissioners, upholding the Lord Mayor’s will, and assumes the rights and duties of the Lord Mayor during his absence. The position of Lord Mayor or Deputy Mayor is incompatible with the position of Livery Master, and any winning candidate will be required to resign from his Livery Master position in order to be invested as the new Lord Mayor by the Minister of the Interior. SECTION VIII: THE MUNICIPAL COMMISSIONERS The Municipal Commissioners are selected by the Lord Mayor for confirmation by the Helena Livery Board via majority vote. Each of the municipal commissioners are granted the power to staff their offices in such a way as to lawfully and dutifully execute the duties of their station. The position of Municipal Commissioner is compatible with the position of Livery Master. This edict establishes the following Municipal Commissioners of the City of Helena Corporation: The Commissioner of Equality: Provides support and assistance for the minorities of the capital city such as the older people, disabled people, orphaned children, and the poor, in order to ensure they have the same opportunities as the rest of the citizens and that they are not subject to any kind of discrimination. The Commissioner of Youth: Organizes youth groups and meetings and activities for young people, in order to promote patriotism and literacy in the capital city. The Commissioner of Cleanliness: Manages the sewers, canals, waterworks of the capital city and also manages garbage collection, recycling collection, street cleaning, snow removal, and firefighting in the capital city. The Commissioner of Mailing: Manages the postal system in Helena, collecting and delivering letters throughout the capital city. The Commissioner of Immigration: Provides support and information for newcomers that decide to move to the Imperial City of Helena, ensuring they are well-integrated into the Orenian society and aids them in getting a house and a job in the capital city, putting them in touch with the Imperial Clerkship and the Employment Secretariat if necessary. The Commissioner of Urban Planning: Manages all the construction, demolition, and upkeep of buildings in the Imperial City of Helena. In addition, it ensures that roadways and other aspects of transit or transportation, such as railway or subway stations, are well-organized, providing for the easy flow of people and goods throughout the Imperial City. The Commissioner of Culture: Promotes the culture and customs of the Imperial City of Helena and frequently organizes cultural activities in the capital city. The Commissioner of Commerce: Oversees and provides support to all the Livery Companies and businesses of the Imperial City, encouraging the creation of new businesses in the capital city. He is tasked with keeping an updated Registry of the Livery Members of each of the Livery Companies of Helena. He also holds the duty and the right to receive, review and resolve membership submissions of independent companies that wish to become Livery Members of a Livery Company. The Commissioner of Justice: Represents the City of Helena in legal affairs, both criminal and civil before the Imperial Courts, and acts as general counsel to the Lord Mayor on all legal affairs. The Commissioner of Elections: Independently organizes the internal election of each of the Livery Companies of Helena, ensuring transparency and efficiency in the election of each Livery Master using the Registry of Livery Members kept by the Commissioner of Commerce. In order to prevent a possible abuse of power, the Ministry of the Interior will monitor the activities of the Commissioner of Elections. SECTION IX: OUTDATED LEGISLATION AND ENTRY INTO FORCE The following legislation is hereby repealed entirely: the Helena Municipal Reformation Edict of 1752, the Exclusive Control of Goods of the Livery Companies of Helena of 1769, and any other municipal legislation contrarian to this Edict. This Edict will enter into force immediately after the results of the mayoral election of 1776 are announced by the Ministry of the Interior. ISSUED ON 13 S.E. IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1775, HIS EXCELLENCY, SIR EDWARD GALBRAITH, MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR.
  10. "Their rights as merchants and as dwarves were respected -and so was that NAP- until they signed an alliance against the Holy Orenian Empire and became enemies of the Imperial State." the Minister of the Interior would respond.
  11. The Minister of the Interior nods in approval after reading the document and instructs the City Clerk @BobBoxto evict these enemies of the Imperial State from Helena following the lawful three-saints-days eviction notice.
  12. Sir Edward Galbraith invites Pascual and his family to live in his manor until they find a home for themselves.
  13. “Justice for Peter Amadeus” Secretary Galbraith would simply respond as he finishes reading the sutican missive.
  14. The Secretay of the Interior would nod in approval after reading this imperial missive “The time has come, orenians. We are finally going to liberate Sutica from the tyranny of Corwin! For justice and freedom! God save the Emperor!” he would exclaim before sharpening his Cascadian blade.
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