The City of Dallas currently operates under a charter that was adopted by the citizens in 1964. The Dallas City Charter has served the community well for almost 50 years. As you can imagine many things have changed in the 50 years and the charter needs to be updated to account for the many changes.
It is critical for the City to implement a solid charter revision process that blends community input with strong organizational knowledge. The process must have the voice of the citizens as well as those that understand the day to day operations of the City government.
In an effort to create a starting point for a new city charter it is proposed that the sample charter produced by the League of Oregon Cities be used as the template to craft a new Dallas City Charter. The proposed City of Dallas Charter Revision Committee as well as the City Council can make changes to the template based on citizen input, standard operating procedures and items and issues that may be unique to the community.