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San Mateo City Charter.

1.03 Powers.

Said city, by and through its council and other officials, shall have, and may exercise, all powers necessary or appropriate to a municipal corporation and the general welfare of its inhabitants which are not prohibited by the constitution and which it would be competent for this Charter to set forth particularly or specifically, including all powers now or hereafter granted, and the specification herein of any particular powers shall not be held to be exclusive or any limitation of this general grant of powers.