Charter Commission Feedback Session 4-11-17

Charter Commission Feedback Session 4-11-17

Title: 
Charter Commission Feedback Session 4-11-17
Description: 

Amherst residents will have an opportunity to respond to the specific proposals for changing Amherst government that the Amherst Charter Commission has developed in response to input from many residents, Amherst town staff, elected officials and committees, as well as perspectives and beliefs of the individual commissioners. The first round of “listening workshops” sought broad input on any and all topics of concern and passion to participants. This round of feedback sessions seeks input on very specific proposals coming out of Commission deliberations, proposals focused primarily on executive and legislative functions as well as on public participation.

Production Date: 
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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; churchilla@amherstma.gov

News

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.