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Most residents are unfamiliar with the city's Home Rule Charter and the requirement to formally review this document every four years. The charter essentially works as the city's constitution.  It establishes the basic template for governance within Jersey Village. Topics covered in the charter include election procedures, City Council powers, staff responsibilities, financial procedures, and the city's form of government.

A provision in the charter calls for a comprehensive review by a council-appointed commission. The commission shall have seven members and three alternates, and serve for a period of six months. City Council will appoint members to the commission at its July Council Meeting. The deadline for applications is July 08, 2024.  If you are interested in serving on this commission, a copy of the city's Board Application Form is available on the city's website,  Alternately, you may contact the City Secretary at (713) 466-2102 with your questions.