HUDSON, OH (July 22, 2020) – The nine-member citizen Charter Review Commission has presented proposed amendments to the City’s Charter for consideration by voters at the General Election on November 3, 2020. The Commission also has recommended that the amendments be presented as four separate ballot issues. Council held a first reading of this legislation at Tuesday’s Council Meeting.
The Commission’s rationale for placing it on the ballot as four separate ballot issues, as well as the proposed changes, can be viewed at www.hudson.oh.us/CharterReviewCommission.
Pursuant to Section 13.02 of the City’s Charter, the Charter Review Commission meets at five-year intervals. In January of a given year, City Council appoints from 7 to 11 Hudson residents as Commission members. The Charter Review Commission is tasked with reviewing the City’s Charter and submitting any proposed amendments to City Council, which then passes legislation to place the issue before Hudson voters at the General Election in November that same year. The City Charter is a basic document that defines the organization, powers, functions, and essential procedures of the city government.