Charter Review Committee

Charters detail the structure and powers of a local government. Broomfield’s Charter is the document that defines the powers and duties of the Mayor, City Council and the city’s leaders, such as the City and County Manager, Municipal Court Judge, and the City and County Attorney. Broomfield became a City and County in November 2001, and its Home Rule Charter has been in effect since 1974. The Charter Review Committee (CRC) was established to review and analyze the Home Rule Charter, and to advise Council on areas where amendments are desired. The CRC has seven members: five Broomfield residents and two council members. More detail on the CRC can be found in Resolution 2022-106.

City Council has set the priority of the CRC to be a comprehensive review of the form of government set forth in the Charter. Broomfield currently has a Council-manager form of government, with an elected at-large Mayor and 10 elected council members, two from each ward. The City Council is currently structured to be part-time. The City Council sets policy and adopts the budget, while the City Manager is responsible for the day-to-day activities.

City Council would consider any recommended changes from the CRC, which would require voter approval in an upcoming election.

Meeting Information

The Charter Review Committee meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 12-2pm. 

Next Meeting: Monday, October 16th, 2023, 12-2 p.m., Council Chambers, GDC Building

Future Committee Meetings:  
Monday, October 16, 2023 (12-2 p.m., Council Chambers, GDC Building)
Monday, November 6, 2023 (12-2 p.m., Council Chambers, GDC Building)
Schedule subject to change.  Please check this website for updates.

Agenda, Minutes and Meeting Recordings

Meeting Agenda | View All Agendas and Minutes and Recordings (if available)

Town Halls

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 Recording
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 Recording and Power Point
Monday, September 18, 2023 Recording 

Special Meeting: Tuesday, June 20, 2023 Presentation on the formation of the City and County.
Click here for the links to the Power Point and Meeting Recording 

Red Line of Possible Changes to the Charter

Red line of possible changes to the Charter HERE.
Draft for discussion before the Charter Review Committee. This is a working document and subject to further edits. More changes may be proposed; some proposed changes may be revised.  All changes subject to final approval by voters in a future election.

Handouts and Slides from the CRC Meetings

Information and resources shared with the CRC members can be found HERE.
Member Patterson's letter to local business leaders from 8/29/2023 can be read HERE.
Member Giuliano's statement from 6/5/2023 Meeting can be read HERE.
Charter Review Committee Meeting presentation slides from 9/18/2023 can be found HERE
For more information on the Charter Review Committee, please see THIS slide deck.

Public Input 

The public can submit feedback to the Charter Review Committee HERE or by emailing  Comments received through the form can be found HERE and emails received can be found HERE.


Board MemberTerm Expires
Seth PattersonDec. 1, 2023
Leonard GiulianoDec. 1, 2023
David MathewesDec. 1, 2023
Cheryl LovellDec. 1, 2023
Sam TaylorDec. 1, 2023
Councilmember James Marsh-HolschenDec. 1, 2023
Councilmember Austin WardDec. 1, 2023

Staff Liaison

Denise Keith, Legal Administrative Assistant 
Phone: 303-438-6353

Committee's Charge

  • Review and analyze the Broomfield Charter and provide recommendations to City Council on areas where amendments may be desired. As determined by the CRC, conduct outreach and provide a forum for additional resident and public comments on the Charter review. 
    • The first priority of this Committee will be evaluating the governance structure of the City and County as set forth in the Charter.
  • Prepare ongoing status reports as requested by the City Council on the CRC’s progress. 
  • Prepare a written final recommendation report and provide a presentation to City Council on the recommendations in a public meeting no later than Dec. 1, 2023. 
  • Conduct all other acts necessary to assist in the efficient and comprehensive review of the Charter and preparation of the final recommendation report.