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Charter Commission

Qualifications to be a Charter Commission Member

The only statutory qualification for members of charter commissions is that they be qualified voters of the city. Commission members may hold some other public office or employment except for a judicial office. City councilmembers may serve on charter commissions.

Charter commissions can have between seven and 15 members. The commission is required by law to meet at least once each calendar year. In addition, the commission must meet to consider any proposals set forth in petitions of registered voters equal in number to at least 5 percent of the number of votes cast at the last previous state general election in the city, or by a resolution of a majority of the city council.

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