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Alvin voters will choose whether or not to amend the City's Charter during a special election in May.
In the Summer of 2023, the City Council appointed a Charter Review Commission made up of 6 residents. The charge of the commission was to review the City Charter for any needed changes as they saw fit, or consider recommended changes from City Council or staff as being in conflict with current state and/or federal laws, or city policy.
During their meeting on Thursday, February 1, 2024, the City Council approved an ordinance to hold a Charter Election on May 4 in conjunction with the election for City Council District B, District C, and At Large Position 1. The proposed amendments will be listed on the ballot as Propositions A through JJ. Voters will have the option to vote "for" or against" each of the propositions. State law does not allow the amendments to be consolidated into fewer propositions.
The City Charter is like the constitution of the City; it establishes the general powers, duties and administrative structure of the City. The Charter cannot be changed by the City Council, but only by a majority vote of the qualified voters who live within the city limits of the City of Alvin. The City of Alvin Charter was adopted in 1963 and was last amended in 2021.