The City of El Paso’s Ad Hoc Charter Advisory Committee is a group of nine citizens who have been appointed to examine the current City government structure and make recommendations for possible changes. It must follow procedures set forth in state law.
The Ad Hoc Charter Advisory Committee will review recommendations submitted by the City Council, City staff, and those made upon their own initiative, and consider public input regarding potential amendments to the Charter, to include making revisions that:
- implement cost-saving measures,
- eliminate redundancies and inefficiencies or costly obligations,
- will continue to modernize and streamline government operations, and
- other changes and improvements that the City Council, City staff, and the Committee deem appropriate.
The City of El Paso Charter defines the organization, powers, functions, and essential procedures of the City government. The City Charter was last amended in 2018.
The City of El Paso Charter’s general structure is as follows:
- Incorporation and Powers
- Nominations and Elections
- City Council
- City Manager
- Civil Service
- Public Finance
- Adoption and Transition