Rules & Reference Committee to Host Public Hearing on the Recommendations of the 2022 Charter Review Commission
Council President Shannon G. Hardin
Members of the Charter Review Commission
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
City Hall Council Chambers
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 Rules & Reference Committee, chaired by Council President Hardin, is hosting a public hearing on the final recommendations of this Commission and welcomes comment from the public on how Council should proceed with these recommendations. The Commission’s final meeting can be viewed here.
Any resident wishing to provide testimony at the hearing at City Hall must contact the Zak Davidson at [email protected] on the day of the hearing. Residents seeking to submit written testimony should submit their testimony to [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 Monday, July 11 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].