Amendments to the Charter

An amendment may be proposed by:

Any citizen or group of citizens may prepare an amendment, in proper legal form, to circulate for registered voters signatures. ( Note: Citizens should seek legal guidance to ensure their efforts are in compliance with the law.)

The council of any city having a home rule charter may propose charter amendments to the voters by ordinance.

Non-controversial or housekeeping amendments may be recommended by the Charter Commission and passed by the Council by a 13-0 vote. These amendments are typically recommended by City staff or Charter Commissioners to clarify or update the Charter.

Click the links at left for information about these amendment processes.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011