How is a Home Rule Charter adopted?

 Procedures to adopt the Home Rule Charter are listed below and can be found in Chapter Nine of the Texas Local Government Code

  • Selection of a Home Rule Charter Commission; 
  • The Charter Commission prepares the proposed Home Rule Charter and submits the proposed Charter to the City Council for review; 
  • City Council places the Charter on the ballot for the next uniform election date (Special Election date - May 6, 2023)
  • All registered voters, of the City, to receive a copy of the approved and proposed Charter by mail thirty (30) days prior to the election; 
  • Citizens vote whether or not to adopt the proposed Charter in the election. The adoption of a Charter is by majority vote.

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1. What is Home Rule?
2. What is a city charter?
3. What is the difference between General Law and Home Rule city?
4. How is a Home Rule Charter adopted?
5. What are some typical matters included in a Home Rule Charter?
6. What are some other distinctions between a General Law and a Home Rule city?
7. How has the public been involved in the Home Rule Charter process?
8. Why vote in the Alvarado Home Rule Charter election?