Charter Review Commission

The Mayor and Council voted unanimously Feb. 24 to establish a commission to review the city’s charter.

The charter is a legal document similar to a constitution. It establishes the city’s corporate limits and outlines how the city is organized and conducts business, such as holding elections, levying taxes, adopting ordinances, and providing services.

The commission will be comprised of up to 11 city residents. Each member of the Mayor and Council may choose one member. In addition, the mayor will nominate a commission chair, to be approved by the council. 

The Mayor and Council together will select and approve five additional members. The chair of the city’s Board of Supervisors of Elections will serve as a nonvoting ex officio representative to the commission.

Charter Review Commission
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240-314-8280
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Meets when necessary

Apply to the Charter Review Commission

Residents interested in serving on the commission by applying online (attach resume) by 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 8. Only 11 city residents will be chosen to serve on the Charter Review Commission.

The commission will begin its work this summer. It is anticipated that the commission will meet 1-2 times per month.