Charter Commission

Charter Commission website

Purpose

The Charter Commission reviews and formulates Charter proposals by soliciting ideas from citizens, city staff and elected officials. A city charter is the constitution governing the municipal government that defines the powers the citizens agree to give their city government and how the government is to be structured. The charter defines which officials are elected, their term lengths, duties, powers and responsibilities and establishes the lines of authority for the departments.

Meeting Schedule

First Wednesday of the month

Department

City Clerk

Phone

612-673-2287

Membership

15

Appointment Process

Members are appointed by the Chief Judge of the Hennepin County District Court

Term of Appointment

2 or 4 years

Compensation

None

Residency Requirement

Yes

Last updated Oct. 24, 2011