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Charter Review Commission

The Charter Review Commission (CRC) is an ad hoc Commission created by the City Council. Once the Commission is appointed, the City Council will issue a charge to the CRC.


Applications to serve on the Charter Review Commission will be accepted through September 1, 2014. Council is scheduled to make appointments during September/October. All applicants will be notified of application status once final appointments are made.


The CRC will begin meeting in November 2014. The CRC will review the City Charter and submit a final report as charged by the City Council. The Commission is expected to meet twice a month for a period of 6-9 months. (November 2014 – May 2015) Specific dates and times are to be determined.


Applicants should be able to commit the required time for the CRC and actively participate in the review process. Commissioners are expected to attend a minimum of 75% of the scheduled CRC meetings. Commissioners who are absent from more than 25% of the meetings are subject to replacement by an alternate member.


Current Board Members of City of Richardson Boards and Commissions are eligible to serve on the Charter Review Commission.

The City Charter prescribes the following qualifications for all board members:

  • Must be a qualified voter of the City of Richardson
  • A resident of the State of Texas for at least one (1) year
  • A resident of the City of Richardson for at least six (6) months
  • Hold no elected public office
  • Not be in arrears in taxes or other liabilities due to the City

Code of Ethics
Additionally, all board members must comply with the City’s Code of Ethics which requires in part, that board members be independent, impartial, have no financial interest direct or indirect, in any contract with the City including the sale of any land, rights or interest in any land, materials, supplies, or service, in which the financial benefit shall include an ownership interest of more than ten (10) percent, compensation directly affected by the contract with the City, or participate in a vote or decision on any matter in which the officer has substantial interest.

Proposed Timeline for Nov 3, 2015

Timeframe Action
June 2014 City Council Work Session - Initial Briefing Charter Review Process
Sept - Oct
Appointment Considerations - Charter Review Commission (CRC)
October Appoint CRC/Determine Commission Charge
Nov 2014 - May 2015
CRC Meeting
CRC Submits Final Report to City Council
Jun - July
Council Review
July Council Final Recommendation
July - Aug
City Atty - Final Review and Draft Ballot Language
Aug City Council Work Session - Final Review
Aug 24, 2015 Deadline to Call Election
Nov 3, 2015 Special Election for Charter Amendment

Calendar and Agendas

Last updated: 8/7/2014 11:12:34 AM