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§ III-1 Legislative Department; qualification and salary of members.

(a) Legislative Department.

The Legislative Department of the City shall be the City Council, which shall consist of a single
chamber.

(b) Qualifications.

Members of the City Council, except the President whose qualifications are provided for in
Section 3, shall be citizens of the United States, at least 18 years old, and registered voters of
Baltimore City. They also shall be residents of the districts the members have been chosen to
represent for at least 1 year next preceding their election, except as provided in Section 7(e), and
during their term of office.

(c) Salaries.

The salary of each member shall be set as provided in Article VII, §§ 117 through 125 of this
Charter.
(Res. 05-009, ratified Nov. 7, 2006; Res. 11-034, ratified Nov. 9, 2011.)

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