Montgomery County Charter Review Commission Seeks Input of Residents on Possible Revisions to County Charter

Courtesy Montgomery County

Per Montgomery County: “The Montgomery County Charter Review Commission is soliciting public comments on what matters the commission should consider for possible revisions to the County’s Charter.

The County Charter is the constitutional framework for the County Government. The County Council, in coordination with the County Executive, appoints the 11-member, bi-partisan, Charter Review Commission to study the County Charter and recommend changes. The Council appointed new commission members in July 2023.

The commission is required to submit a report to the County Council on its activities in every even-numbered year, on or before May 1. The report must include the commission’s recommendations for possible Charter revisions, if any. Those recommendations can lead to proposed Charter amendments being adopted by the Council and submitted for voter approval at the next election.

The commission is seeking suggestions from the public on the topics it should study, with particular focus on matters that could be the subject of recommendations included in its report due by May 1.

The commission requests that those comments be submitted before its meeting scheduled for Jan. 10. Suggestions for other matters that might be appropriate for longer-term study and inclusion in its May 2026 report also are welcomed. Comments received after the Jan. 10 meeting will be considered in a subsequent report.

Public comments can be submitted by email to charterreview.commission@ montgomerycountymd.gov. Comments sent by postal mail should be addressed to Charter Review Commission / Council Office Building / 100 Maryland Ave., 6th Floor / Rockville, MD 20850

The commission also expects to hold public listening sessions early in 2024 to receive input on the possible charter revisions being considered by the commission.

Previous reports of the Charter Review Commission, the minutes and recordings of prior meetings and a link that can be used to access a copy of the County Charter can be viewed at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/crc/index.html.”

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