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San Mateo City Charter.

9.06 Municipal Affairs.

The city may adopt and enforce all ordinances, resolutions, and regulations in respect to municipal affairs, subject only to restrictions and limitations provided in this Charter and the Constitution of the State of California. It shall also have the power to exercise any and all rights, powers, and privileges, including proprietary powers, heretofore or hereafter established, granted, or prescribed by any law of the State, by this Charter, or by any other lawful authority, or which a municipal corporation might or could exercise under the Constitution of the State of California, including all powers not in conflict with the provisions of this Charter now or hereafter granted to cities organized under the general law of the State of California. The enumeration in this Charter of any power shall not be held to be exclusive of or a limitation upon this general grant of power. To the extent permissible by law, general laws of the State, even in the absence of council action, shall not be of any force or effect insofar as they attempt to regulate municipal affairs.