What is a Charter? The Charter is a document that establishes the city's governmental structure and provides for the distribution of powers and duties. The City of Hewitt was incorporated on June 25, 1960, and held an election to become a home rule city on April 3, 1982. The Charter can only be amended by a majority vote of its citizens. Background The Hewitt City Council appointed a Charter Review Committee consisting of six residents on May 4, 2020. The purpose of the committee was to review potential changes to the City Charter that needed amendment. Sixteen charter amendments were proposed and recommended by the Charter Review Commission. On January 18, 2021, the Council approved the form of the proposed propositions for amendment of the City Charter to be submitted to the registered voters of the City.
The registered voters of the City of Hewitt are being asked to vote for or against 16 proposed Charter Amendments. The supporting documents below will highlight the proposed amendments and serve as a guide for voters.