The 1899-1900 charter organized the City of Charlottesville under a mayor-council government. The mayor was elected directly by the voters to hold office for the term of two years. The mayor exercises the executive powers of the City and supervises all departments and employees. The board of aldermen consisted of three aldermen elected for a two-year term, from each of the four wards. The mayor and board of twelve aldermen exercised the legislative branch of the City. The mayor had no veto in the council, except in the case of a tie, when he gave the casting vote.
Prior to the 1899-1900 charter, the board of alderman consisted of ten members.
|C.W. Allen ||1900-1902|
|J. Samuel McCue||1902-1904|
|George W. Olivier||1904-1906|
|George W. Olivier||1906-1907|
|Elbridge G. Haden||1908-1910|
|Elbridge G. Haden||1910-1911|
|Elbridge G. Haden||1916-1917|
|Elbridge G. Haden||1919-1920|
- First mayor elected under new 1899-1900 charter
- Changed to a council-manager form of government
- last mayor elected under the 1899-1900 charter