City of Georgetown voters will have the chance to vote on amendments to the City’s charter during the Nov. 2 election. City Council called the election during its Aug. 10 meeting.
The City Charter is the legal document establishing a municipality and defines the structure, powers, functions, and procedures of local government.
City Staff and members of the council-appointed Charter Review Committee identified several potential charter amendments, which were presented to the council at its May 25 workshop for discussion and direction from City Council. Council direction was sent back to the committee for consideration and to be drafted into a final report that outlined the committee’s recommendations to the council.
The proposed amendments include changes related to:
- Term limits
- Council qualifications
- Council vacancies
- Rules of procedures
- Procedures to enact legislation
- Franchise agreement notifications
- Public lead initiative, referendum, and recall requirements
- City structure language
Details of the proposed amendments can be found at Georgetown.org/2021-charter-amendment-election.
The last day to register to vote for the November election is Oct. 4.
Early in-person voting is Oct. 18-29. Early voting and Election Day polling places, dates, and times will be listed at wilco.org/elections.