Applications now open for St. Paul Charter Commission

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The city of St. Paul is currently accepting applications for membership on the St. Paul Charter Commission through July 1.

The commission is responsible for supporting local government by studying and analyzing issues, educating residents about the city’s charter, encouraging involvement in the commission’s work, serving as a resource and providing oversight in solving problems and hearing petitions regarding the charter from the public and the city council.

The commission is also responsible for keeping the charter current by reviewing the provisions and language to keep it up-to-date and coordinated with state laws. The charter is a founding document of the city that lays out essential procedures of the municipal government.

Appointees are named by the Chief Judge of the Second Judicial District Leonardo Castro. Six appointees will be named to seats that are expiring on July 31.

The application and additional information can be found here: stpaul.gov/departments/charter-commission. Questions should be directed to Court Operations Supervisor Megan Hoveland at megan.hoveland@courts.state.mn.us.