Proposed City Charter on Nov 3 ballot

Posted on: October 9, 2020

Click here to view the proposed Deer Park City Charter that was also recently mailed out to voters ahead of the Nov 3, 2020 election.  Last November, 15 Charter Commission members (Deer Park residents) were elected to undertake the task of drafting a city charter for review and approval of City Council AND the electorate.  Current City Council approved the draft charter in July of 2020. If the ballot issue passes, Deer Park becomes a Charter City instead of a Statutory City. The Charter lays out government structure and Council procedures that are different than current.  It allows the City to have what is referred to as 'home rule', allowing more flexibility at a local level.  More info on the Charter Commission and minutes of meetings can be found on the government page of this website.  Feel free to contact the city office  @ 513-794-8860 with any questions.