The Charter Commission updates the City's Charter, a legal document that establishes a basic framework of law within the City. The Charter Commission engages in the following: develops a strategy for revising the charter; proposes, reviews and studies proposed changes or modifications to the charter; gathers community and City officials' input on the proposed, updated charter; and, submits the charter for review by the Governor's office, including the Attorney General's office for legal compliance. Once approved by the Governor's office, the City Charter will be returned to the ballot for the public to vote on before becoming law.
The nine member board made up of City residents elected in August 2016 to serve a three-year term.
For more information about the Charter Commission, contact Gregory Newman, City Clerk at email@example.com or by calling (517) 622-7920. Agendas, meeting packets, and minutes are available online.