On April 17, 2018, the Saginaw City Council approved Resolution 2018-12 creating a Charter Review Commission and appointing citizen members to that Commission.
The Saginaw City Charter was adopted in 1988 and has not been updated since that time. The Charter defines the structure, power, duties, and authority of the City as your local government. The Commission is specifically directed to:
- Review and understand the City Charter of the City of Saginaw;
- Working with the City Attorney and City Manager, review and discuss any provisions that conflict with state law;
- Working with the City Attorney and City Manager, review and discuss any provisions that would improve efficiencies and/or result in a cost savings for the City; and
- Make recommendations to the City Council regarding revisions to the City Charter for the City of Saginaw.
Any recommended changes to the Charter will require the approval of the City Council to place on a future ballot for voters to decide. The target date for voter consideration is the May, 2019 election period.