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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 (resigned 5-21-20); 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 (resigned 5-21-20); 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.

 

MEETING NOTICES AND AGENDAS  ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS 
8/5/20 Charter Review Committee Meeting Notice and Agenda Watch the 8/5/20 CRC Meeting at https://youtu.be/tYwvQARWeV4

Approved Meeting Minutes 8/5/20

FINAL Proposed Recall Amendment dated 8/5/20

DRAFT Recall Amendment FINAL 2/19/20

Delegate Green 7-15-20 Revised Recall Amendment

CRC 3/4/20 Meeting Minutes for reference

8-5-20 Charter Counsel Memo to Assembly of Delegates

7/15/20 Charter Review Committee Meeting Notice and Agenda Watch the Assembly of Delegates 7/15/2020 Meeting at https://youtu.be/EYDJTeO-Q04

CRC Meeting Minutes 7-15-20

7/1/2020 Charter Review Committee Meeting Notice and Agenda – MEETING CANCELLED
 

3/4/20 Charter Review Committee Meeting Notice and Agenda 

DRAFT Recall Amendment

CRC Meeting Minutes 3-4-20

2/19/20 Charter Recall Subcommittee Meeting Notice and Agenda 2/19/20 Charter Recall Subcommittee *Approved Meeting Minutes

Recall Subcommittee Proposed Recall Amendment

2/5/20 Recall Subcommittee Meeting Notice and Agenda Charter Revision DRAFT – Proposed Working Draft

2/5/20 APPROVED Recall Subcommittee Meeting Minutes

1/15/20 REVISED Recall Subcommittee Meeting Notice and Agenda 1/15/20 DRAFT Recall Provision 

1/15/20 Example of Recall Calendar Timing 1/15/20

REVISED DRAFT Recall Provision 1/14/20

1/15/20 Example of Amendment to Assembly of Delegates Term 

REVISED WORKING DRAFT Red-Line Recall Provision 

1/15/20 APPROVED Recall Subcommittee Meeting Minutes

1/15/20 REVISED Charter Review Committee Notice and Agenda Meeting – CANCELLED
12/18/19 Recall Subcommittee Meeting Notice and Agenda *Recall Subcommittee Approved Meeting Minutes 12-18-19
11/6/19 Charter Review Committee Meeting Notice and Agenda 5-7-14 Charter Review Committee Report

Watch video of proceedings https://youtu.be/ihUjFR9osHg

Approved CRC Meeting Meetings 11-6-19

10/16/19 Charter Review Committee Meeting Notice and Agenda Press Release – Charter Review Committee seeks public comments on a government restructure of the Executive Branch.

Watch video of proceedings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psTk5zQ_eBU

*Comments to CRC 10-16-19

*Approved CRC Meeting Minutes

10/2/19 Charter Review Committee Meeting Notice and Agenda *10/2/19 Approved meeting minutes

MGL Chapter 34A Set.18 Dukes County Model

County Charter Section 3

9/18/19 Recall Subcommittee Meeting Notice and Agenda *9/18/19 Approved meeting minutes
8/21/19 Recall Subcommittee Meeting Notice and Agenda 8/21/19 *Approved Meeting Minutes

*P.O. 17-16: Recall Provision

*County Counsel memo regarding P.O. 17-16

Letter to Editor 12/13/17 regarding Recall Provision

*Comments from Commissioner 3/12/18 regarding Recall Provision

*Comments from State Election Division 3/16/18 regarding P.O. 17-16

*House Bill 590 of 1/15/13 Petition for Recall Provision

*Email of 2/6/18 regarding recall

8/7/19 Charter Review Committee Meeting Notice and Agenda *8/7/19 Approved meeting minutes

*List of Topics for consideration (addendum to minutes)

*Written Comments submitted at public hearing (3)

*List of Topics and Comments for Charter Review Consideration Suggestion by Delegates

7/17/19 Public Hearing to solicit comments from the public for Charter Review consideration *Approved 7/17/19 Assembly Journal of Proceedings (refer to pages 15-23)
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