City Charter Draft Review Report now available for public comment

Updated April 21, 2020

How we govern ourselves is at the heart of our democracy. For the City of Roseville, the document that governs how we conduct business is our charter.

Every 10 years, the Charter Review Commission determines whether amendments should be recommended to the City Council as time, perspectives, and circumstances evolve. The goal being to ensure that the charter is responsive to the changing needs of the community.

The 2019-20 Charter  Review  Commission  considered a variety of issues, gathered information from various sources, and formulated recommendations which are set forth in this Draft Charter Review Report.

The report is available for public comment until May 8, 2020.  Comment can be given by email at [email protected] or by letter mailed to Roseville City Clerk, 311 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA 95678.

A final report will be presented to the City Council at its June 3, 2020 meeting. The City Council will then decide which recommended amendments would be placed on the November 2020 ballot for voter consideration.

The Charter Review Commission welcomed and received input from members of the community.  These members included current and past councilmembers and local  residents. The Charter Review Commission hosted thirteen meetings at the Roseville City Council Chambers.  These meetings were open to the public and the dates and times were set in order to invite public participation.

The charter describes term limits, how the mayor is determined, how council vacancies are filled, the spending authority of the city manager, and how the City enacts, amends, and repeals ordinances. In addition, the charter covers the budget, council rules, bond sales, contract bids, municipal elections, and utility franchises.

The City’s Charter is our constitution as a city. It’s important that our residents make their voices heard on these key policy areas. We want to hear from our community. 

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