Charter Commission 11-7-16

Amherst Charter Commission 11-8-16

Amherst Charter Commission 11-8-16

MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Amherst Police Community Room. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to order, approve agenda, approve minutes (5 minutes). 2. Mapping Values into key components of Citizen Relief/Participation, Executive, and Legislative articles - Clarify Process (20 minutes). 3. Mapping values into key components of Citizen Relief/Participation, Executive, and Legislative articles-Begin Deliberating (1 hour). 4. Public Comment (10 minutes). 5. Planning research on comparable communities (20 minutes). 6. Confirming schedule for Town Meeting and future meetings (5 minutes). 7. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the Chair 48 hours prior to the meeting. 8. Adjourn

Production Date: 
Monday, November 7, 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.