1. A town or village with a population less than 2,000 12
2. A town or village with a population of 2,000 up to 5,000 14
3. A town or village with a population of 5,000 up to 10,000 18
4. A town or village with a population of 10,O00 up to 20,000 22
5. A city with a population of less than 50,000 or a town or village with a population of 20,000 or upward 26
6. A city with a population of 50,000 up to 100,00 30
7. A city with a population of 100,000 up to 200,000 34
8. A city with a population of 200,000 up to 300,000 38
9. A city with a population of 300,000 up to 500,000 46
10. A city with a population of 500,000 up to 900,000 56
11. A city with a population of 900,000 or upward the number obtained by adding eight for each additional population of 400 thousand over 500 thousand to 56 (in case the number exceeds 96, 96 shall be the ceiling.)
In city, town or village whose number of the members of the assembly stipulated by bylaw under paragraph 1 exceeds the number in the preceding paragraph due to the decrease of population, the number stipulated by bylaw shall be considered as legal, as long as the incumbents who were elected by ordinary election whose date was noticed before the excess remains in office.
The alteration of the number under paragraph 1 may not take place except at the time when a general election is held.
Any city, town or village, which has considerably increased or decreased in population in consequence of the actions taken under paragraph 1 or 3 of Article 7, may, notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding 2 paragraphs, augment or reduce the number of the members of the assembly during their term of office.
If the legal number be reduced below the number of the incumbents during their term of office under the preceding paragraph, such number of the incumbents shall be considered as legal, so long as they remain in office. Every time a vacancy occurs, however, such legal number shall decrease accordingly, until it reaches the number stipulated by bylaw.