2022 Charter Review Commission to Hold Meeting for Public Comment
Members of the Charter Review Commission
June 29, 2022
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 second hearing to receive comments from the public on the topics and proposals discussed. Topics include self-dealing in the initiative petition process, open meetings of public bodies, and civil service updates.
Any resident wishing to provide testimony at the hearing at City Hall must contact the Commission at [email protected]. Residents seeking to submit written testimony should submit their testimony to the Commission at [email protected]. Both requests for in-person testimony, as well as written testimony, must be received by 3pm on the day of the hearing.
Any resident wishing to appear via WebEx to provide testimony during the hearing should email [email protected] by 4pm on Tuesday, June 28 to request a WebEx panelist link.
The hearing will broadcast live on the City's YouTube Channel and Facebook Live. For more information about the 2022 Charter Review Commission, please visit Columbus.gov/charterreview2022. If you have any questions or wish to provide feedback on the commission’s work, email [email protected].