About the Home Rule Charter

Q: What is a Home Rule Charter?

The Charter is a community’s “constitution” and most important guiding document. The City’s Charter will outline the following:

  • Structure and organization of government
  • Business procedures to be followed by municipal government
  • Powers and limitations of municipal officials and agencies

The Charter cannot be easily amended, so great care must go into drafting it.

Under Home Rule, Castle Pines residents are given greater authority to create laws that meet the needs and expectations of the community.

Q: How will Castle Pines’ Charter be written?

The most effective process to start writing the Charter for Castle Pines is to refer to the Charters of other municipalities that are written well as a template. The Commission can follow examples from other communities and make changes that best align with the needs of Castle Pines.

Q: What is a Home Rule Charter?

The Charter is a community’s “constitution” and most important guiding document. The City’s Charter will outline the following:

  • Structure and organization of government
  • Business procedures to be followed by municipal government
  • Powers and limitations of municipal officials and agencies

The Charter cannot be easily amended, so great care must go into drafting it.

Under Home Rule, Castle Pines residents are given greater authority to create laws that meet the needs and expectations of the community.

Q: How will Castle Pines’ Charter be written?

The most effective process to start writing the Charter for Castle Pines is to refer to the Charters of other municipalities that are written well as a template. The Commission can follow examples from other communities and make changes that best align with the needs of Castle Pines.