Public Invited to City Charter Revision Discussion

Release Date: 
01/06/2015

The public is invited to attend a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 8 in the Board Room of the Hermiston Conference Center to learn more about proposed changes to the City of Hermiston Charter.

A Charter can be thought of as a city’s Constitution.  It is the basic document which sets the table for how the city government operates, as well as what laws the city can create. 

Hermiston’s Charter hasn’t had a major revision in almost 50 years, and over that time various components have become outdated.  The City Council began working to come up with revisions to the Charter in early 2014, using the League of Oregon Cities’ “Model Charter.”  A rough draft of updates has now been completed, and the City Council is seeking public input for any final changes before the new Charter is placed on the May, 2015 ballot.

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