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The Cleveland Charter Review Commission conducted a review of sections of the Cleveland City Charter over the last year. All the meetings were public and the schedule was listed. Now at the end of the review, the commission finalized a report with its recommendations that were submitted to Cleveland City Council.
The Charter Review Commission Report to Cleveland City Council outlines the various charter changes the commission recommended and advised city council to to ask residents to vote on those changes.
The 17 members of Cleveland City Council, however, will review the recommendations of the commission. They will vote on whether to bring all - or just a portion - of their recommended changes to a vote of the city residents.
The report is a culmination of meetings in 2018 in which the commission went over the City Charter and in some cases voted on changes they would like to see made in the charter. Read the commission report.
The last Charter Review Commission was Thursday, Nov. 15. The commission had met every other Thursday at 10 am.
The first Charter Review Commision met Thursday, April 26 in the Council's committee room. For more information on the commission or to read the minutes or watch the past proceedings go to: www.clevelandcitycouncil.org/news-resources/2018-charter-review-commission
The Charter Review Commission is required to form every 10 years. On March 19, City Council March passed legislation to form the new 15-member Charter Review Commission. (See attached legislation).
The Commission had one year to report back to Council its proposed amendments to the city’s existing charter.
The commission must include a report on the reasons for the recommended changes. After receiving the report, Council must approve legislation to present any or all of the proposed amendments to city voters.
The previous charter commission had recommended that charter reviews should be every 10 years instead of 20, which had been an earlier practice.
Nov. 15, 2018 - Draft Report
Earlier meeting materials in EXPAND.
Materials for first meeting, April 26, 2018
All meetings were televised live on TV20 - www.tv20cleveland.com/watch-now/ and could have been attended in person in the Mercedes Cotner Committee Room on the 2nd Floor of City Hall.
Past meeting minutes and videos are available below in expand.
For questions or to request information email here. You can call Deputy Clerk of Council Allan Dreyer at 216-664-4198. You can also mail your requests to:
Cleveland City Council
c/o Allan Dreyer, Deputy Clerk
601 Lakeside Ave., Room 220
Cleveland, OH 44114
Please fill out the form below. You can also mail in comments to Cleveland City Council, c/o Deputy Clerk Allan Dreyer, 601 Lakeside Ave., Room 220, Cleveland, OH 44114.