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Request for Community Input: Suggested Updates to City Charter

The City is seeking input from the community on suggested updates to the current City Charter.  The City Charter is Santa Clara’s “constitution.”  It establishes the principles by which our city government operates.  It has been the City’s long-standing practice for a Charter Review Committee to provide a forum of public engagement and make advisory recommendations to the City Council on major policy changes to provisions of the City Charter.  All suggestions for items to be evaluated by the Charter Review Committee may be emailed to charterreview@santaclaraca.gov  by September 27, 2017.  

At the City Council Meeting of April 11, 2017, City Council directed the creation of a Charter Review Committee. The direction from the Council included review of the City’s election method with a focus on district and other methods of electing members to the City Council in time for the June 2018 primary election. The Committee consists of 12 members, including one individual selected by each Councilmember and the Mayor, and five at-large members appointed by the City Council. All meetings are live-streamed on the City’s Facebook and Youtube channels.

Handbook Documents, Agenda Packets, Minutes, and Videos are available for download below.  To view Agenda Packets and Videos, click on the link “All” and then the link “Charter Review Committee Meeting” corresponding to the date of interest. For more information, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 408-615-2210.

Charter Review Committee Members
Tino Silva, Chair Hosam Haggag
Keith Stattenfield, Vice Chair  Chris Horton
Hazel Alabado  Steve Lodge
Markus Bracamonte Jodi Muirhead
Saskia Feain Beverly Silva
Mary Hanna-Weir Teresa Sulcer

Charter Review Committee Handbook Documents

Section 1 - Committee Members: *See Committee Members table above  

Section 2 - Schedule of Meetings: *See Schedule of Meetings below

Section 3 - Agendas:

Section 4 - Minutes: **To be added once Approved by Council.

Section 5 - City Code of Ethics & Values:   Code of Ethics and Values

Section 6 - A Guide to the Ralph M. Brown Act:   Guide to Brown Act

Section 7 - Robert's Rules of Order Summary:  Robert's Rules of Order_Parliamentary Procedures

Section 8 - Workplan:  Draft CRC Workplan 2017

Section 9 - City of Santa Clara Charter:  City of Santa Clara Charter

Section 10 - Reports for Committee:

Section 11 - Correspondence:

 

 

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