The City of El Paso Ad Hoc Charter Advisory Committee will hold a series of public meetings for the community to ask questions, review and make recommendations on proposed City Charter Amendments for a special election planned to be called with the November 2018 general election.
Proposed amendments to the City Charter include (1) increasing salaries for Mayor and City Council members; (2) reducing the prohibitions on outside public employment for Mayor and City Council members; and (3) having the City of El Paso Internal Auditor report directly to Mayor and Council.
Amendments to the City Charter were last made in 2015.
The Ad Hoc Charter Advisory Committee consists of a group of citizens appointed by Mayor and Council assigned with the responsibility of reviewing the charter and recommending proposed revisions to Mayor and Council.
The City Charter is the equivalent of a local constitution. It governs the form and powers of the city and the general responsibilities of the legislative and administrative powers. The charter is a written instrument that creates and defines powers, rights and privileges for a specific jurisdiction.
It addresses topics such as the city’s corporate limits, organization of city government, terms of office, and functions of elected officials, election standards, budget adoption and personnel management (city administration).
Members of the public are invited to attend the open meetings. The meetings may also be seen on the City’s website; they will be streamed live online. The current City charter is available by clicking on the City Charter tab of the City Clerk webpage.
The open meetings are scheduled on the following dates:
- May 7, 6 p.m., Grandview Center, 3134 Jefferson
- May 21, 6 p.m., Don Haskins Recreation Center, 7400 High Ridge
- June 4, 6 p.m., Marty Robbins Recreation Center, 11620 Vista Del Sol