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2019-2020 Charter Review

A Charter Review is established in accordance with

  • Barnstable County Home Rule Charter Article 9, General Provisions, Section 9-4, Periodic Review, Charter and Ordinances

  • Charter/Ordinance Review at least once in every five years, in years ending in a five or in a zero.

Barnstable County Home Rule Charter – 2010 Update


In June of 2019, the Assembly initiated a Charter Review process adopting Resolution 19-02.

Resolution 19-02

Charter Review Committee Members
E. Suzanne McAuliffe, Chair;  Susan Moran, Vice-Chair; Mary Chaffee; J. Terence Gallagher; Lilli Ann Green; Elizabeth Harder; Christopher Kanaga; James Killion; Deborah McCutcheon; Thomas O’Hara; Brian O’Malley; John Ohman; Randi Potash; Patrick Princi; Linda Zuern.

The Recall Sub-committee was appointed by the Charter Review Committee Chair in August of 2019. Members:
Susan Moran, Chair; Mary Chaffee Vice-Chair; Elizabeth Harder; Deborah McCutcheon

Please refer to the list of public meetings and the associated documents for the Charter Review process below.