Councilmember Barbara Bry (District 1)

Rules Committee (formerly Charter Review)

In 2015-2016, the Rules Committee met ad-hoc as the Charter Review Committee with the goal of updating the City of San Diego's Charter to make it work better for both our citizens and City departments.Many sections of the Charter were and are outdated, confusing or contradictory, and need to be corrected or updated. Charter Revisions require a vote of the people, so throughout 2015-16, multiple proposals were made to revise, replace and/or remove outdated language. The Committee prepared a package of revision items for the June 2016 ballot which were all approved by the voters. The Committee prepared another package for the November 2016 ballot.The ad hoc Charter Review Committee concluded on May 18, 2016.  The Rules Committee reconvened, but will consider clean up Charter work going forward.  

Upcoming Rules Committee meetings

When
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 9:00 a.m., as Rules Committee
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2016 at 9:00 a.m., as Rules Committee - Special Meeting

(All dates subject to change)

Where City of San Diego
City Administration Building (CAB)
Committee Room, 12th Floor
202 C Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Links

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Charter Review Committee Memos, Reports and Letters

12/1/15 PDF icon David Alvarez - Environmental Growth Fund - Recommendation from Environment Committee
11/20/15 PDF icon Marti Emerald - Charter Review Committee Motion of November 4, 2015
5/4/15 PDF icon Todd Gloria - Update on Referendum Process Reform Measures
4/13/15 PDF icon Chris Cate - Proposed Amendments to Charter Section 91
2/5/15 PDF icon Mark Kersey - Charter Review 2015
2/2/15 PDF icon Chris Cate - 2015 Charter Review Committee Priority Memo
2/2/15 PDF icon Myrtle Cole - Charter Review Committee Priorities for 2015
2/2/15 PDF icon Marti Emerald - Charter Review Committee Priorities
1/26/15 PDF icon Todd Gloria - Charter Review Committee Priorities
1/9/15 PDF icon Council President Lightner Memo - Request for Charter Review Priorities
12/3/15 PDF icon City Attorney - San Diego City Employees' Retirement System
9/18/15 PDF icon City Attorney - Interest Payments to the San Diego City Employees' Retirement SystemAssociated with Underpaid Contributions or Overpaid Benefits
3/4/15 PDF icon City Attorney - Applicability of Single Subject Rule to Charter Amendments Proposed by the City Council
2/5/14 PDF icon City Attorney - 2014 San Diego Charter Legal Review
2/6/12 PDF icon City Attorney - CIP Conformance Review by the Planning Commission
12/3/15 PDF icon IBA Presentation on Section 103.1a
10/30/15 PDF icon IBA Report 15-39 - Comparative City Charter Information on the Responsibility of the Mayor to Report Information to Council
10/30/15 PDF icon IBA Report 15-38 - Comparative Information on the Authority to Reorganize Departments in other City Charters
4/10/15 PDF icon IBA Report 15-10 - Suggestions to Consider Amending Charter Section 77a to Allow Funds to Additionally Be Used for Capital Maintenance in Balboa Park
4/10/15 PDF icon IBA Report No. 15-09 - Budgetary Issues for Charter Review Committee Consideration
3/23/15 PDF icon IBA Report 15-08 - Proposed City Council Policy: Implementation of Accepted Grand Jury Recommendations
2/27/15 PDF icon IBA Report 15-04 - Proposed Response to Grand Jury Report: "COMPENSATION OF CITY OF SAN DIEGO ELECTED OFFICIALS"
2/2/15 PDF icon IBA Memo - Potential Changes to the City Charter- Suggestions from the Office of the IBA
1/14/15 PDF icon IBA Report No. 15-01 REV - Comparative Information on City Charters from California's Largest Cities
5/18/11 PDF icon IBA PPT - Unresolved Issues from the 2007 Charter Review Commission
11/16/15 PDF icon Ethics Commission Memo - Recommended Update to the City Charter
10/27/15 PDF icon City Clerk Report 15-06 - Proposed Changes to the Charter Related to Redistricting
4/2/15 PDF icon Chief Financial Officer Memo - Recommended Revisions to the City Charter
2/27/15 PDF icon SDCERS Letter - Charter Revision
2/19/15 PDF icon City Clerk Report 15-02 -Proposed Changes to the Charter: Section 5 (Redistricting) and Section 5.1 (Redistricting Commission)
2/5/15 PDF icon Personnel Department Memo - Charter Reform
1/30/15 PDF icon SDCERS Letter - Charter Revisions
1/13/15 PDF icon Ethics Commission Memo - Recommended Update to the City Charter

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12/3/15 PDF icon League of Women Voters of San Diego Letter - Meeting Comments
11/24/15 PDF icon Proposed Preamble for the Charter of the City of San Diego
8/6/15 PDF icon League of Women Voters of San Diego Letter - Meeting Comments
8/5/15 PDF icon San Diego Black Agenda Project Letter - Call to the Strengthen Citizens Review Board
7/23/15 PDF icon Urban League of San Diego County Letter - San Diego Organizations Call for a true Community Review Board on Police Practices
7/23/15 PDF icon San Diego Regional Airport Authority Letter - City Charter Amendment
6/11/15 PDF icon League of Women Voters of San Diego Letter - Meeting Comments
6/11/15 PDF icon Burke Letter - sec 55
6/11/15 PDF icon Wood email - Strong Mayor
6/5/15 PDF icon Balboa Park Heritage Association email - sec 55
6/5/15 PDF icon SD Coalition for Peace and Justice email - CRBPP
6/3/15 PDF icon ACLU - CRBPP letter
5/29/15 PDF icon Women Occupy San Diego - CRBPP letter revised
5/29/15 PDF icon Women Occupy San Diego - Comparison of Current County and City Review Boards
5/14/15 PDF icon League of Women Voters of San Diego Letter - Meeting Comments
5/11/15 PDF icon Balboa Park Heritage Association email - sec 55
5/5/15 PDF icon Port of San Diego Letter - Charter Reforms for the Retirement System
4/16/15 PDF icon League of Women Voters of San Diego Letter - Meeting Comments
4/8/15 PDF icon League of Women Voters of San Diego - Multiple Topics
3/5/15 PDF icon Ottilie Letter - Salary Setting
2/20/15 PDF icon Protect Our Communities Foundation Letter - Educational Use of City Parkland
2/18/15 PDF icon Falchi Letter - San Diego Organizations Call for a True Community Review Board on Police Practices
2/18/15 PDF icon Black Student Justice Coalition Email - Charter Review and Reform of Civilian Review Board on Police Practices
2/9/15 PDF icon San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council Letter - Elections, Ballot Measures and Referendums
2/3/15 PDF icon Grand Jury Report - Compensation of City of San Diego Elected Officials
1/28/15 PDF icon Fulcher email - Referendum Process
1/26/15 PDF icon New Museum School Letter - Educational Use of City Parkland
1/16/15 PDF icon Cook email - People's Ordinance
1/15/15 PDF icon Damashek Letter - Recommendations for Your Consideration Re. Charter Changes
1/15/15 PDF icon Hoffman email - Prohibition on Regressive Taxes
1/13/15 PDF icon Shapiro email - Capital Outlay Fund