Charter Review 2018

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

*Applications are open until October 14, 2018, at Midnight*

The City of Sugar Land would not be what it is today if not for the role of citizen involvement in the governing processes of the city and in providing City Council with input on public policy and governance.

The City is a “Home Rule” city governed by a City Charter. The charter is reviewed every five years to ensure that it continues to provide reliable guidance on the relationship between the structure of the city government and performance; and that the structure will achieve the goals of efficiency, effectiveness, and equity.

In order for citizens to ensure their system of local governance is meeting their needs, a process was established in the 1981 Charter for periodic reviews and amendments. Every five years the Charter requires City Council to establish a citizen Charter Review Commission to study the state and condition of local governance and recommend any needed changes.

The charter review commission is an independent advisory body whose responsibility is to make charter recommendations to the city council based on an assessment of the needs, alternatives, and tradeoffs, among possible options for governance of the city.

How to Apply 

If you are an existing Serve Sugar Land volunteer, please log into your account and click on APPLICATION FORMS link in the upper banner of the page and select the Boards and Commissions Application from the pull-down choices. This will auto fill all of your current information on file. Please update with any changes and complete the new questions.

If you are a new volunteer, visit https://volunteer.sugarlandtx.gov/ and click onto the "GET STARTED" wording in the center of the page. Scroll down the list of applications and please select the Boards and Commissions Application and complete it.

When completing the application please make sure to fully complete all fields and respond to all questions as your responses are considered in the selection process.

Please note this application must be completed in one sitting, you may not save and come back. This application may take some time to complete. You may also save your responses and cut and paste them into the application should you choose to. You may scroll down the application to preview the questions before deciding to complete in this sitting.