Charter Review Commission

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Every four (4) years commencing in 1992, at the first regular meeting of the City Council in October, the Mayor, with the approval of the City Council, shall appoint a Charter Review Commission of five (5) citizens of the City of Katy.

Duties of the Commission

It shall be the duty of such Charter Review Commission to:

  1. Inquire into the operations of the City Government under the Charter provisions and determine whether any such provisions require revision. To this end public hearings may be held; and the Commission shall have the power to compel the attendance of any officer or employee of the City and to require the submission of any of the City records which it may deem necessary to the conduct of such hearing;
  2. Propose any recommendations it may deem desirable to insure compliance with the provisions of the Charter by the several departments of the City Government;
  3. Propose, if it deems desirable, amendments to this Charter to improve the effective application of said Charter to current conditions;
  4. Report its finding and present its proposed amendments, if any, to the Mayor and Council.

Action by the Mayor and the Council

The Mayor and the Council shall receive and have published in the Official Newspaper of the City any report presented by the Charter Review Commission, shall consider any recommendations made, and if any amendments or amendment be presented as a part of such report may order such amendment(s) to be submitted to the voters of the City in the manner provided by the applicable statute of the State of Texas.

Term of Office

The term of office of such Charter Review Commission shall be six months and if during such term no report is presented to the Mayor and Council, then all records of the proceedings of such Commission shall be filed with the Office of the City Secretary and shall become a public record.

For additional information please contact the City Secretary’s Office at 281-391-4800 or email

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