The Council shall have and exercise all powers and authority
conferred upon the City of Portland by this Charter or by general law, except
where such power is herein expressly bestowed upon some other officer, board or
commission to the exclusion of the Council. The Council may delegate any of its
nonlegislative functions or powers to subordinate officers, boards or
commissions as it may find appropriate. [May 3, 1913, part of new sec. 56; rev.
1914, sec. 18; 1928 pub., sec. 18; 1942 recod., sec. 2-104; am. Nov. 6,