City of Steubenville Charter

Proposed Charter Amendments – 2014


The current Charter documents are below:





     In order to achieve increased independence for city government and more power over local matters, the citizens of Steubenville adopt this home rule Charter as an instrument of progress and hope.


     It has been created in a long labor, open to all citizens and participated in by many.


     The purpose of this Charter is a responsible city. A responsible city is one which seeks to ensure that all of its citizens’ needs are met, whether from public or private, city, county, state or national sources.


     A responsible city is one which expects aggressive action from its officials toward the achievement of dignified housing, useful employment, pure air and water, efficient transportation, excellent education, health, safety, recreation and culture, and all other conditions conducive to human growth.


     It is one which provides equal protection of the law for all citizens, with no one denied the enjoyment of civil, economic or political rights, or discriminated against in the exercise thereof because of race, color, creed, national origin, age, handicap or sex.


     The achievement of the purpose of this home rule Charter depends upon the constant interest and concern of its citizens.

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