The City of Sugar Land would not be what it is today if not for the role of citizen involvement in the governing processes of the city and in providing City Council with input on public policy and governance.
Sugar Land is a “Home Rule” city governed by a City Charter. In order for citizens to ensure their system of local governance is meeting their needs, a process was established in the 1981 Charter for periodic reviews and amendments. Every five years, the Charter requires City Council to establish a citizen Charter Review Commission to study the state and condition of local governance and recommend any needed changes to achieve the goals of efficiency, effectiveness, and equity.
The Charter Review Commission is an independent citizen advisory body whose responsibility is to make charter recommendations to the city council based on an assessment of the needs and alternatives among possible options for the governance of the city.
It is anticipated that the Charter Commission will make a recommendation to the City Council in April 2019. The May 2019 elections will not be impacted by these recommendations due to the timing. Propositions will appear on a future ballot.
Commission meetings are open to the public. The meetings are anticipated to begin with an orientation in November, and interviews with City Council members in December.
In 2019, two monthly meetings are expected to take place through March.
For any comments, questions, or requests, contact:
City Manager’s Office