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Charter Comment

The City Council and City Staff are soliciting comments or feedback on the City Charter as part of an ongoing review of this document.

In April, the City Council appointed 27 residents of the City to a Charter Review Committee to review the current City Charter and to consider recommending changes to the Charter that could be placed on the ballot for voter consideration on November 4, 2014. The Charter Review Committee completed its review and the Committee’s recommendations will be presented to the City Council at a workshop on July 17, 2014. In August, the City Council will consider calling a special election to be held on November 4, 2014 to present to the voters the Committee’s recommended amendments and any other amendments submitted by the City Council.

Below you will find links to the Current City Charter, a redlined version of the Charter reflecting the Committee’s recommendations, and a clean version of the same. If you wish to comment on the current City Charter or the proposed amended Charter, please click on this link: “Comment on the Charter.” You are encouraged to submit your comments no later than August 5, 2014 to allow adequate time for review by the City Staff and City Council. You may also submit via U.S. Mail by sending comments to:

City Secretary 
ATTN:  Charter Review Comments
2 North Main Street
Temple, TX  76501

Comments can also be sent directly to from any computer or portable device with Internet access and an email program.

Your comments will be shared with the City Council and City Staff working on the Charter review process.

Links to:

Current City Charter

Redlined version of proposed Charter reflecting the advisory committee’s recommendations

Clean version of proposed Charter

City of Temple
2 North Main Street
Temple, TX 76501
Phone: (254) 298-5561