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.
The Alvin Charter Review Commission is tasked with the following:
The previous Charter Review Commission served in 2016, see information below.
2020 Charter Review Commission Members:
Email City Attorney
2020 Charter Review Report
The 2020 Charter Review Commission Report was submitted to City Council on Thursday, December 17, 2020. The Report can be reviewed here in its entirety.
The City Council authorized the placement of 36 propositions on the ballot for voter consideration on May 1, 2021 through the adoption of Ordinance 21-D. View the propositions to appear on the ballot here.
2020 Charter Review Minutes
2016/17 Charter Review 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.
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Alvin, Texas 77511
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