Charter Review Commission


Charter Review Commission

Main Members

Area of Responsibility:  
Term: 5 Years
Appointed by: City Council
Legal Basis: City Charter, Article VI
Ordinance: City Ordinance, PART TWO, TITLE EIGHT, CHAPTER 272

Not later than the last day of March in 1977, and every 5 years thereafter, the Council shall appoint, by a majority vote of its members, a Charter Review Commission consisting of not less than 5 electors of the City. Such Commission shall review the Charter of the City and, within the time designated by the Council at the time the members are appointed, or within any extension thereof granted by the Council, recommend to Council such alterations, revisions and amendments if any, to the Charter, as in its judgment are desirable. After consideration of the recommendations of the Charter Review Commission, the Council may submit any or all of such proposed alterations, revisions, or amendments to the Charter to the electors of the City in the manner provided by Article XVIII, Section 9, of the Constitution of Ohio. The terms of the members of the Commission shall terminate at the end of the period designated at the time of their appointment, or any extension thereof, by the Council.

City staff shall provide advice and technical support for the Charter Review Commission, but do not work for the Commission.  Staff is to be treated with respect and human dignity. Any breach or abuse of this may result in dismissal by the City Council.

The City Council shall have the right to remove, for misfeasance, malfeasance or nonfeasance, by a two-thirds vote of Council, any appointed member of the Charter Review Commission. Members are expected to be present at all meetings, if possible. If the member is unexcused for two consecutive meetings, they may be removed from the Commission with a two-thirds vote of Council.