Charter Commission

The Charter Commission elected by the voters of Framingham is charged by law with preparing a written instrument pursuant to the provisions of chapter forty-three B which establishes and defines the structure of city and town government for a particular community and which may create local offices, and distribute powers, duties and responsibilities among local offices and which may establish and define certain procedures to be followed by the city or town government.  This document, called a Charter, is then submitted to the voters at the next town election, and if approved by the voters, serves like Framingham's constitution. 

Upcoming **Tentative** schedule of Public Meetings:

 

  • On Tuesday, December 6, 2017 the Framingham Charter Commission will hold a Public Hearing at 7:00 p.m. in Nevins Hall of the Memorial Building located at 150 Concord Street in Framingham.
Image of Charter Commission December 6th Public Hearing Flyer

  • The Charter Commission put Article V: Government Organization and Article IV: transition out for a 20 day public comment period running through 11/13. On the documents page, you can read those articles separately or see them as part of the latest master draft, listed as  "Master Draft 10/24". We welcome comments on any parts of the charter to the chartercommission@framinhgamma.gov email and would love to see people at the 11/10 Public Hearing.


** All meetings are subject to change, to verify an official meeting please visit the public meeting portal by clicking on the image below**

​"The documents page has a number of files, including the most recent drafts of the Charter and public feedback on our work.”  Click HERE to visit the Charter Commissions Documents page.


Proposed Precinct Districts:


The image below depicts the proposed precinct districts as follows:
District 1: precincts 1 and 2; District 2: precincts 3 and 5; District 3: precincts 4 and 7; District 4: precincts 6 and 9; District 5: precincts 8 and 12; District 6: precincts 10 and 11; District 7: precincts 13 and 14; District 8: precincts 15 and 18; District 9: precincts 16 and 17

Click on the map below for a printable pdf version of the proposed Framingham Neighborhood Districts.

Proposed Precinct-District Map

Click on the link below to view the Charter Commission's Timeline:

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Links to the Communities that the Charter Commission will be meeting with from the Collins Center:

Please note that the Marlborough “charter” is a pre-home rule amendment statute (MGL,c. 43) containing both features generic to all plans and specific provisions for the individual “Plans” (labeled A - F). The City of Marlborough operates under Plan B, commonly referenced as the “weak mayor” plan. Chapter 43 plans do not reflect the usual features of home rule or special act charters adopted since the home rule amendment’s adoption in 1966. Only 12 Massachusetts cities now operate under “Plan” governments. Lowell is also a pre-home rule Plan charter (Plan E), and the city also has special legislation which expands upon some of the plan features.

Click on the Icon below to access the most current Meeting Agenda:

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Click on the Icon below to access Charter Commission Meeting Minutes:

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Click on the Icon below to access Charter Commission Documents:

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Watch the Charter Commission Meetings...


Click on the links below to watch the Charter Commission Meetings on Demand on the Government Channel...
Charter Commission Meeting November 28, 2016 Video Broadcast
Charter Commission Meeting November 21, 2016 Video Broadcast
Charter Commission Meeting November 14, 2016 Video Broadcast
Charter Commission Meeting November 10, 2016 Video Broadcast
Charter Commission Meeting October 24, 2016 Video Broadcast
Charter Commission Meeting October 17, 2016 Video Broadcast
Charter Commission Meeting October 13, 2016 Video Broadcast
Charter Commission Meeting October 5, 2016 Video Broadcast
Charter Commission Meeting September 22, 2016 Video Broadcast
Charter Commission Meeting September 19, 2016 Video Broadcast
Charter Commission Meeting September 12, 2016 Video Broadcast
Charter Commission Meeting September 7, 2016 Video Broadcast
Charter Commission Meeting August 29, 2016 Video Broadcast
Charter Commission Meeting August 22, 2016 Video Broadcast

Charter Commission Meeting August 15, 2016 Video Broadcast
Charter Commission Meeting August 8, 2016 Video Broadcast
Charter Commission Meeting August 4, 2016 Video Broadcast
Charter Commission Meeting August 1, 2016 Video Broadcast
Charter Commission Meeting July 18, 2016 Video Broadcast
Charter Commission Meeting July 11, 2016 Video Broadcast
Charter Commission Meeting June 27, 2016 Video Broadcast
Charter Commission Meeting June 29, 2016 Video Broadcast
Charter Commission Meeting June 13, 2015 Video Broadcast
Charter Commission Meeting June 7, 2016 Video Broadcast
Charter Commission Meeting June 2, 2016 Video Broadcast
Charter Commission Meeting May 23, 2016 Video Broadcast
Charter Commission Meeting May 15, 2016 Video Broadcast