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8.08.020 Powers of the Council Rules and Regulations.

The Council shall have the management and control of the City hospital, ambulance service receiving hospitals, and supervision of all matters pertaining to the preservation, promotion and protection of the lives and health of the inhabitants of the City.  It may adopt rules and regulations, not inconsistent with the Charter or City ordinances, for determining the character of nuisances, and providing for their abatement, and the discharge of its functions in general.  Such rules shall be kept on file in the Auditor’s Office.

It shall have the sanitary supervision of all institutions of the City, including jails, schoolhouses and all public buildings; of the disposition of the dead; of the disposition of garbage, offal and other offensive substances.

It shall have the exclusive control and disposition of all expenditures necessary in the institution under its immediate control.