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Charter Review Commission Seeks Feedback from Public

Charter Review Commission Seeks Feedback from Public

March 2, 2022

The Cedar Rapids Charter Review Commission is seeking public input regarding the City’s Charter, last amended in 2011.

The Charter Review Commission will host a public forum on Wednesday, March 9th from 5–6:30 p.m. in Time Check Hall at City Services Center, 500 15th Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 where members of the public may review the City Charter and provide comments. The public may also submit comments via email to CharterReview@cedar-rapids.org or by visiting the City’s website.

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Cedar Rapids’ Charter requires the City Council appoint a Charter Review Commission every ten years. City Council approved the creation of the active Charter Review Commission on November 23, 2021 and appointed nine members. The Commission shall review the existing charter and may recommend any amendments it deems appropriate to the Council. The Commission is seeking public feedback that can be utilized in their review.­­­

Iowa law provides cities may choose from eight forms of municipal government. Cedar Rapids voters chose to be governed under a Home Rule Charter in June 2005. The City Charter is an ordinance that sets forth the structure of Cedar Rapids’ government.

The commission’s final report is expected to be submitted to the Mayor and City Council no later than May 1, 2022.

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