The Charter of the City of Roseville operates as the "constitution" for the City. It sets out the limits of authority for all of the officers of the City, including the City Council, and establishes many of the City's procedures of government.

Every 10 years, the Roseville City Council appoints members of the community to review the City’s Charter and make recommendations for amendments to the City Council for consideration. Any amendments the Council moves forward will be on the November 3, 2020 ballot for Roseville voters to consider.

Applications to be a member of the Roseville Charter Review Commission will be accepted by the Roseville City Council beginning January 7.  Applications can be picked up in the Roseville City Clerk’s office, 311 Vernon Street. The deadline for submittal is 5 p.m., Friday, January 25 delivered to the City Clerk's office. Applications not received by the deadline will not be accepted.

Background

The municipal government of the City of Roseville is governed through a charter authorized by the California Constitution. The Charter is a vital document which establishes a degree of autonomy to local governments. The Charter addresses important aspects of Roseville's authority.

The original Charter of the City of Roseville was adopted by the voters on April 1, 1935 and certified by the California Secretary of State on May 2, 1935. Modifications to the original document have been approved by the voters on several occasions, with the last major amendment occurring during the 2010 General Election.

Although not required by state law, the City of Roseville has historically reviewed and amended the Charter every 10 years.

Timeline

The City Council is expected to make appointments to the Commission at its February 20 meeting.

The Commission will first meet on March 18, 2019 to select a Chair and Vice-Chair and establish its procedures. On April 15, 2019, it will begin meeting on the third Monday of every month from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 311 Vernon Street. The meetings are open to the public.

The Commission will complete a report by March 16, 2020 and then hold two public forums on its report and recommendations. A final report with proposed amendments will be presented to the City Council on June 3, 2020 for consideration.  Amendments moved forward by the Council will be placed on the November 3, 2020 ballot.

For additional information about the applications or requirements, call the City Clerk's office at (916) 774-5200.