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2012 Charter Review

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Many people don't realize Carson City Government operates under a city charter, which in essence is our City Constitution.  The Charter can only be amended or repealed by the Nevada Legislature.  In preparation for the coming 2013 Legislative Session, Carson City is seeking citizen input to determine whether or not changes to the Charter are needed.

The City's current Charter dates back to 1969.  There have been numerous amendments over the years.  Citizen input is vital to this process and every other year this office is responsible for gathering the appointed group and organizing the process of review and recommendation.  Appointed by the Board of Supervisors and State elected officials, this year's Committee will meet beginning in April.   The Committee is required to present a written report of preliminary recommendations to the Board of Supervisors in July or August 2012.

In addition to suggestion submissions prior to the Committee's first review, all meetings are open to the public.  Public comment begins each meeting and at each agenda item. 

Carson City Charter (pdf)

Charter Review Committee Bylaws (pdf)

2012 Charter Review Committee Actions (pdf)

2010 Charter Review Committee Actions (pdf)


Charter Review Committee Members  

Appointee     Nominated by
Donna Depauw, Chair   Assemblyman Pete Livermore
Bruce Robertson, Vice Chair Mayor Robert Crowell
Christine Fregulia Supervisor Karen Abowd
Stephen Lincoln Supervisor Shelly Aldean
Larry Messina Supervisor John McKenna
Chris MacKenzie Supervisor Molly Walt
Rob Joiner Senator Ben Kieckhefer
Linda Barnett Senator James Settelmeyer
Ron Allen Assemblyman Tom Grady

Staff to committee:
Larry Werner, City Manager
Janet Busse, Office Supervisor
Kathy King, Deputy Clerk/Recording Secretary
Randall Munn, Chief Deputy District Attorney

Meeting Agendas and Materials

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Meeting Minutes

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    Schedule of Meetings (Dates are tentative)

      -  April 17, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. - Community Center/Sierra Room, 851 East William
      -  May 22, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. - Community Center/Sierra Room, 851 East William
      -  June 5, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. - Community Center/Sierra Room, 851 East William
      -  June 25, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. - Community Center/Sierra Room, 851 East William
      -  August 16, 2012 -- Joint meeting with Board of Supervisors

  • Meetings will be televised on Channel 226 and Webcast (and archived) on ACCTV.

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