Charter Review Committee
The Charter Review Committee (Committee) reviews the current city charter and makes recommendations to City Council.
Article XI, Section 5 of the Texas Constitution prohibits charter amendments oftener than two (2) years. In accordance with such Article, the Texas Legislature enacted Section 9.004 of the Texas Government Code, which governs charter amendments and prescribes both the time and method for such amendments. Specifically, Section 9.004(a) provides that a governing body of a municipality may submit a proposed amendment to the qualified voters on its own motion, but shall submit a proposed charter amendment to the voters if the submission is supported by a petition signed by either 20,000 or five percent of the City's qualified voters, whichever number is smaller.
An Attorney General of Texas opinion dated April 4, 1986 states that this requirement means 365 days per year.
A charter amendment election date must also comply with Section 3.005 of the Texas Election Code, which requires an election to be held on a uniform election date to be ordered no later than the 78th day before election day.
- Section 13.17 of the City Charter discusses amending the City Charter.
- Section 13.18 of the City Charter discusses submission of the Charter to the electors.
Membership is undefined (at City Council discretion). Meetings of the Committee are held as needed in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 2110 4th Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471.
For more information, please contact the City Secretary's office at 832-595-3340.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are posted in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act. Minutes are available following approval.