Charter Commission 04-11-16

Amherst Charter Commission Meeting 4-11-16

Amherst Charter Commission Meeting 4-11-16
MEETING TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: Bangs Center, Large Activity Room. LIST OF TOPICS: 6:30 Minutes; 6:35 Meeting process (Rules of order, Roles of officers, Public comment process, Agenda-setting, “Key takeaways”); 6:45 What is our task? (Major components of Commission’s work); 7:15 Town Meeting Article 35 (Role, timing, funding of consultant); 7:45 Logistics (Schedule 1st public hearing, Schedule of Commission meetings, Group and individual emails, Website); Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting; 8:00 Public comment; 8:15 Agenda for next meeting; 8:25 Key takeaways.
Production Date: 
Monday, April 11, 2016

Charter Commission

The Charter Commission, elected in 2016, is meeting to prepare a written document which establishes and defines the structure of the government for Amherst. This document, called a Charter, may create local offices, distribute powers, duties and responsibilities among local offices, and may establish and define certain procedures to be followed. Our work must be completed within 18 months of our election, and when completed, the final recommended Charter is submitted to the voters. If approved by the voters, the Charter would serve as Amherst's "constitution".

Public Contact Information: 
Andy Churchill, Chair;


title card for Amherst Media sponsored debate on the town charter
Feb 23, 2018

Continuing its role in promoting honest and open Free Speech, Amherst Media sponsored a debate on current issues surrounding the proposed Town of Amherst Charter Change ballot question coming up for a town-wide vote March 27, 2018.