Home Rule Charter
Clairton is a Home Rule Community.
The Home Rule Charter was placed in referendum on February 3, 1988 and approved April 26, 1988. This charter allows the municipality to be governed by a board consisting of the Mayor, City Manager, and City Council. This will provide a legislative council that will represent the citizens of Clairton while shifting the responsibility from the State Legislature. "This charter was formulated to eliminate the weaknesses and inconsistencies of our present Commission form of government. The charter provides for a legislative Council that represents an equally reapportioned Municipality; a Mayor and a functional, and responsible Municipal Manager. This Home Rule Charter offers the greatest opportunity for well managed and responsible government in our City." So, Clairton voters approved the plan to become a Home Rule Community and held a referendum at the Primary Election on April 26, 1988.
A downloadable file of Clairton's Home Rule Charter is above, along with a link to a webpage.