Charter Review Commission

Proposed Charter Amendments

Proposed Charter Amendments
- The Charter Review Commission submitted recommendations for Charter amendments to City Council, and City Council passed an Ordinance to place the proposed issues before Hudson voters on the November 3, 2020 Election Ballot. View the proposed recommendations here.

Issue 16 - Shall the proposed revisions to Article III, Section 3.05, of the Charter of Hudson related to the powers of Council in order to clarify the required number of votes to suspend the three-reading rule for voting upon legislation and to seek to achieve broad geographical representation for Council's appointments to boards, commissions, and committees, as recommended by the 2020 Hudson Charter Review Commission, be adopted?

Issue 17 - Shall the proposed revisions to Article IX, Section 9.01, of the Charter of Hudson related to the Planning Commission's composition, its members' terms, ward representation of its members, and being subject to the state open meetings law, as recommended by the 2020 Hudson Charter Review Commission, be adopted?

Issue 18 - Shall the proposed revision to Article IX, Section 9.02 of the Charter of Hudson prohibiting any increase in the maximum net density in any zoning district for any dwelling type unless it is formally changed in the text of a regulation or the zoning map, and requiring such change to be adopted by at least the affirmative vote of six (6) members of Council, as recommended by the 2020 Hudson Charter Review Commission, be adopted?

Issue 19 - Shall the proposed amendments to Section 3.02, 3.08, 3.09, 3.10, 3.11, 3.13, 4.03, 5.01, 5.02, 5.03, 5.04 (former 5.03), 5.05 (former 5.04), 5.06 (former 5.05 re-numbered), 6.04, 7.01, 7.04, 8.03, 8.04, 8.06, 8.07, 9.04, 9.05, 9.06, 10.01, 11.01, 12.01, 12.02, 12.03 and 13.02 of the Charter of Hudson, as recommended by the 2020 Hudson Charter Review Commission, be adopted? 

Agendas & Minutes


Public meetings of the 2020 Charter Review Commission were held from February 5 - July 1, 2020. 
Charter Review Commission Agendas, Minutes, and Videos

Suggestions List - This document contains a summary of suggestions considered during the review process from elected officials, staff, residents, and the Commission itself. 

Members


At its meeting on January 21, 2020, Hudson City Council appointed the following citzens to serve on the 2020 Charter Review Commission:
  • Robert Kagler, Chair
  • Kerri Keller, Secretary
  • Andrew Duff
  • Melissa Jones
  • Sherif Mansour
  • Lisa Radigan
  • David Schweighoefer
  • Brett Shriver
  • Allen Wass

Overview


Pursuant to Section 13.02 of the City's Charter, the Charter Review Commission meets at five year intervals.  In January of a given year, City Council appoints from 7 to 11 Hudson residents as Commission members.  The Charter Review Commission is tasked with reviewing the City's Charter and submitting any proposed amendments to the Council, which passes legislation to place the issue before Hudson voters at the general election in November that same year. 

Charter Section 13.02, Charter Review Commission