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Charter Commission

About

Brooklyn Park is governed by the City Charter, which is the “constitution” of the city. This commission reviews the City Charter, proposes changes and makes recommendations to the City Council as needed. The Chief Judge of Hennepin County District Court makes appointments.

View the City Charter (PDF)

Roles and duties

In 1969, the City became a Home Rule Charter City. The Charter Commission is for you if you think reading laws is interesting and love details:
  • Study the City of Brooklyn Park’s charter and make recommendations to the City Council if improvements are needed
  • Determine if the city’s charter guidelines are keeping up with the needs of the community
  • Study the City of Brooklyn Park’s charter and make recommendations to the City council if improvements are needed
  • Determine if the city’s charter guidelines are keeping up with the needs of the community
  • 11 member body responsible for monitoring the City’s Home Rule Charter. The Charter is like the Constitution for Municipal Governments
  • Is one of 107 cities governed by a Home Rule Charter
  • Periodically reviews the Charter and recommends necessary amendments to the city council that does not conflict with state law
  • Has the authority to submit proposed amendments to the voters
  • Determines if the city’s Charter is keeping up with the needs of the community
  • Addresses election issues, Mayor and Council powers and procedures, taxation and finance procedures; and miscellaneous provisions related to the officials newspaper, acquisition and sale of property and other general provisions
 

Members

Eleven citizens representing the city at-large

Liaisons

One staff liaison, one City Council liaison

Term

Four years

Meets

Second Wednesday of every month, 7:00 p.m.

Time commitment (approximate)

Three hours per month

Commission members

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NameJob TitlePhoneContact
*Montero, Devin City Clerk 763-493-8180 
Aune, Jr., Gordy Charter Commissioner  
Bishman, Mary Ann Charter Commissioner  
Hultquist, John Charter Commissioner  
Hussain, Nausheena Charter Commissioner  
Irvin, John Charter Commissioner  
Parks, Terry Council Member / EDA Commissioner East District 763-493-8097 
Ritchie, Heidi Charter Commissioner  
Secara, Dennis Charter Commissioner  
Simmons, Scott Charter Commissioner  
Smalley, Jason Charter Commissioner  
Uhde, Ann Charter Commissioner  
Williams, David Charter Commissioner  
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Contact us

City Hall

5200 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to City Hall

Hours

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday hours

We are closed December 25 for Christmas and January 1 for New Year's Day.

Phone and email

Contact the Charter Commission

Agendas

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Charter Commission
Agenda

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
November 8, 2017 Charter Commission
Agenda

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
October 11, 2017 Charter Commission
Agenda / Minutes

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