Charter Review Commission

The Charter Review Commission provides citizens an opportunity to directly participate in shaping the Charter to meet the City’s needs in such areas as public services, efficiency of resources, effective local democracy and the aspirations of the City as a whole. 

Per Section 14.8 of the Charter: From time to time, but no less often than every ten years, the Council shall provide for a Charter Review Commission to review this Charter and to recommend to the voters of the city proposed amendments, if any, to this Charter. The members of the Charter Review Commission shall be selected as provided by the Council. The Charter Review Commission shall consist of at least eight qualified voters of the city, none of whom shall be an elected official of the city. No more than thirty percent of the commission members shall reside in any one Council district. The Charter Review Commission shall, within twelve months of its first meeting, report to the voters as many amendments to the Charter as it shall deem advisable.


The Charter Review Commission was established for the purpose of reviewing the Charter for the City of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, to determine whether or not the Charter will adequately serve the community into the future and to report to the voters as many amendments to the Charter as the Commission deems advisable.

  • Elect a Chairperson and a Vice-Chairperson among the members.  The Vice-Chairperson shall assume the powers and duties of the Chairperson during the absence or disability of the Chairperson.  The Chairperson shall possess the power to vote on all matters before the Commission. 

  • Within twelve months of the first meeting, the Charter Review Commission must report to the voters as many amendments to the Charter as deemed advisable.  Upon completion of the Report, the Commission shall file a copy with the City Clerk. 

  • Commission members will educate the community about the proposed amendments prior to the election, including the reasons for the recommendations to amend the City Charter.  

  • The procedures of the Commission are to be governed by Roberts Rules of Order.

  • The Charter Review Commission will be discharged of its duties and dissolved upon the date of the election on any proposed amendments. 

Meetings have concluded from 2016-17.  Visit the Legislative Information Center and choose the "Committees, Boards and Commissions" tab and select "Charter Review Commission" for past meeting minutes.

View the Charter Review 2017 Final Report.

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