What is a City Charter? A charter is a document that establishes the city’s governmental structure and provides for the distribution of powers and duties among the various branches of government. This document can be more restrictive. In order to be implemented, the charter must be approved by the people at an election. Likewise, changes in the charter must be approved by a vote of the people.
The Alvin City Charter states that the city council shall appoint a Charter Review Commission consisting of seven (7) citizens of the city every four (4) years, but not earlier than two (2) years.
Alvin City Council will consider appointments to the Charter Review Commission in June, 2020. Residents who are interested in serving on this commission are encouraged to apply by June 15, 2020. Members must be a registered voter and a resident residing within the Alvin City limits.
The Alvin Charter Review Commission is tasked with the following:
The previous Charter Review Commission served in 2016.
The 2016/2017 Charter Review minutes, Report, and Ordinance calling the special Charter election are listed below. This information will give an explanation of the proposed propositions that will appear before the voters of the City of Alvin on May 6, 2017.
2016/17 Charter Review Commission Minutes
2016/17 Charter Review Report
This report is the final report of proposed changes to the Charter document submitted to City Council by the Charter Review Commission.
Ordinance 17-F Calling Charter Special Election
This ordinance was adopted by City Council on February 16, 2017. This ordinance includes the ballot language for 57 propositions that will be submitted before the voters on May 6, 2017. This ordinance also includes the wording of the Charter document for better explanation.
Charter Propositions/de Enmiendas - these propositions will be on the May 6, 2017 ballot.
2016 Charter Review Commission Members:
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