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2022 Charter Review Commission to Hold Public Hearing

Members of the Charter Review Commission

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Council Chambers
City Hall


Last convened as a Commission in 2014, the Charter Review Commission reviews the Columbus City Charter and may recommend changes. The Charter, originally adopted by voters in 1914, outlines the fundamental rights, powers and responsibilities of the citizens and their elected municipal officials. Any amendments to the Charter would require a vote of Council and the approval of Columbus voters during a future election.

The Commissioners are now holding a hearing to receive comments from the public on the topics and proposals discussed thus far and to come. Topics include the initiative petition process, open meetings by public bodies, and who may serve as acting mayor.

Any resident seeking to submit written testimony should submit their testimony to the Commission. Written testimony must be received two hours prior to the start of the hearing on the day of the meeting and should be emailed to John Oswalt at [email protected].

Any resident wishing to appear via WebEx to provide testimony during the hearing should email John Oswalt at [email protected] the day prior to the hearing to request a WebEx panelist link. Residents wishing to provide testimony in person at City Hall must fill out and submit a speaker slip prior to the start of the hearing. Speaker slips are available at the City Hall front desk or in Council Chambers.

Each speaker will be limited to remarks lasting no longer than three minutes. The meetings will broadcast live on CTV, the City's YouTube Channel and Facebook Live. For more information about the 2022 Charter Review Commission, please visit If you have any questions or wish to provide feedback on the commission’s work, email [email protected].