What is a City Charter?
A charter is a document that establishes the city’s governmental structure and provides for the distribution of powers and duties among the various branches of local government. The citizens of a municipality have the authority, as enacted by an election, to have the rules of their choice in place in the charter, so long as they do not conflict with state law.

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1. What is a City Charter?
2. What happens if the majority of citizens vote “no” on a charter amendment proposition?
3. If the charter is different from state law, which applies?
4. Why is the charter being changed now?
5. Are there rules regarding how many times a charter provision can be changed?
6. Why does the city not promote which way voters should vote on the charter amendments?