The City Council has appointed a Charter Committee for the purposes of reviewing the City's existing charter and recommending appropriate changes, if any, to be placed on the November 2016 ballot. The Committee seeks and encourages public input and participation at each public meeting held. Current City Charter For those who were uable to attend, below is a video of the February 25 forum. Committee Studies/Reports
Reports to Council
Charter Review Committee Final Report, Charter, Timeline to Council (50 pages) - May 16, 2016
Progress Report to Common Council 02/29/16 (25 pages)
Charter Review Progress Report to Mayor and Common Council 9/21/15 (22 pages)
Committee Meeting Schedule
2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month
EDA Board Room
201 North "E" Street
(parking and entrance accessible on rooftop level of the City Hall parking structure)
Board Agendas and meeting videos
To contact the Committee, please call the City Clerk's office at 909-384-5002 or email CharterReview@SBCity.org.
Annotated Charter of the City of San Bernardino
Community Engagement Forums
The committee would like to thank the residents and stakeholders who attended a community engagement forum. In each forum, a Charter Committee representative, walked attendees through proposed changes to the existing City Charter. The Committee has reviewed, compared and analyzed other city charters to gather industry best practices and develop a Charter that will make San Bernardino better.
Summary of November 2015 Public Forums (4 pages)
November 2015 and February 2016 Forum Materials
Community Forum Presentation (pdf - 27 pages)
Handout - Mayor Council Changes (pdf - 2 pages)
March 3, 2016, 6:30 p.m. (3rd Ward) - Urbita Elementary School
February 25, 2016, 6:30 p.m. (7th Ward) - San Gorgonio High School
February 24, 2016, 6:30 p.m. (2nd Ward) - San Bernardino High School
February 22, 2016, 6:30 p.m. (5th Ward) - Chavez Middle School
February 10, 2016, 6:30 p.m. (3rd Ward) - Middle College High School (rescheduled to March 3)
November 4, 2015, 6:30 p.m. (4th Ward) - Golden Valley Middle School
November 5, 2015, 6:30 p.m. (6th Ward) - Arroyo Valley High School
November 9, 2015, 6:30 p.m. (1st Ward) - Indian Springs High School
Current City Charter For those who were uable to attend, below is a video of the February 25 forum.
For those who were uable to attend, below is a video of the February 25 forum.