Join the Home Rule Charter Commission
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:32am
Residents interested in serving on the Charter Commission may pick up a nominating petition from the City Clerk's office at 360 Village Square Lane, Suite B, beginning August 2. Eligibility to serve on the Charter Commission includes being a registered elector of the City of Castle Pines.
Applicants must collect at least 25 verified signatures from registered electors of Castle Pines and submit their nominating paperwork to the City Clerk's office by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4.
Residents will vote for 13 Charter Commission members in November and elected Charter Commission members will work alongside City staff to draft the City's new Charter.
What is a City Charter?
The Charter is a community's "constitution" and most important guiding document. The City's Charter will outline the following:
- Structure and organization of government
- Business procedures to be followed by municipal government
- Powers and limitations of municipal officials and agencies
What is Home Rule?
Municipal Home Rule is a form of government under the control of local citizens rather than state government. Under Home Rule, Castle Pines residents are given greater authority to create laws that meet the needs and expectations of the community. To learn more about the City's efforts to move to home rule, visit: https://engage.castlepinesco.gov/home-rule.