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 outlines 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 has gone 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 was Castle Pines’ Charter written?

Thirteen Charter Commissioners were elected to work together to draft the new City Charter. They spent time reviewing the Charters of other municipalities that are written well as a template. The Commission followed examples from other communities and made changes that best align with the needs of Castle Pines. Then, they presented their final draft of the Charter to City Council, who has now referred the Charter to residents to vote on.

Q: What is a Home Rule Charter?

The Charter is a community’s “constitution” and most important guiding document. The City’s Charter outlines 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 has gone 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 was Castle Pines’ Charter written?

Thirteen Charter Commissioners were elected to work together to draft the new City Charter. They spent time reviewing the Charters of other municipalities that are written well as a template. The Commission followed examples from other communities and made changes that best align with the needs of Castle Pines. Then, they presented their final draft of the Charter to City Council, who has now referred the Charter to residents to vote on.