Community input is needed by the City’s Charter Review Commission.
The group made up of seven Friendswood citizens have the task of determining whether any part of the Charter needs revisions or amendments. They are asking the community for their comments and deadline for submissions is Oct. 7.
If needing any changes, the Commission must report their findings to the City Council.
The City Charter establishes the City’s rights and powers. Often referred to as the Friendswood constitution, the Charter requires the City Council to appoint a Charter Review Commission every five years.
In compliance with the City Charter, Friendswood’s City Council recently appointed the latest Charter Review Commission, and the Commission is now formally inviting input on the City’s charter from all Friendswood residents, according to City Secretary Melinda Welsh.
The Charter can be found online at https://www.mu-nicode.com/library/tx/friendswood/codes/code_of _ordinances or can be read in the City Secretary’s office at City Hall at 910 S. Friendswood Drive.
Input can be submitted to the City Secretary at 281-996-3270 or at [email protected]
Story by Karolyn Gephart