Charter Review Committee

Meetings

  • 6 pm
  • Meets on every 2nd and 4th Wednesday
  • Community Auditorium
    1915 Main Street

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The Oregon Constitution gives City voters the right to adopt Home Rule Charters. A Charter grants legal authority to a City government. A Charter sets the duties of the Mayor and Council and creates the office and duties of the City Manager.

A city charter serves as the fundamental governing document for a municipality, outlining its structure, powers, and procedures. It is a vital tool that defines the local government's authority, responsibilities, and the rights of its residents. This crucial document establishes the foundation for the governance and development of our municipality. Its purpose extends beyond the legal structure of local government; also serving as a means to empower communities, promote local democracy, and ensure efficient and accountable administration. Through an inclusive and deliberate process, a city charter reflects the collective aspirations of its residents and guides the City toward a vibrant future.