City Charter Commission

Overview

The Charter Commission is a group of citizens appointed “to review the city's experience and recommend to the General Assembly any changes to the city charter.” A city or municipal charter is the basic document that defines the organization, powers, functions and essential procedures of the city government. It is comparable to the Constitution of the United States or a state's constitution. The charter is, therefore, the most important legal document of any city. Provided below is language addressing the Charter Commission’s formation and objective.

Sec. 7.18. of the City Charter - Charter Commission.

At the first regularly scheduled city council meeting, five years after the inception of the City of South Fulton, the mayor and city council shall call for a charter commission to review the city's experience and recommend to the General Assembly any changes to the city charter. Members of the charter commission shall be appointed as follows: one by the mayor, one by the city council, and one by each member of the Georgia House of Representatives and Senate whose district lies wholly or partially within the corporate boundaries of the City of South Fulton. All members of the charter commission must reside in the City of South Fulton. The commission must complete the recommendations within six months of its creation. The commission shall make its recommendations in writing directly to each member of the Georgia House of Representatives and Senate whose district lies wholly or partially within the corporate boundaries of the City of South Fulton. The members of the Georgia House of Representatives and Senate whose district lies wholly or partially within the corporate boundaries of the City of South Fulton shall call said charter commission if the mayor and city council fail to call such commission at the time required by this section.


Members

Members of the charter commission shall be appointed as follows: one by the mayor, one by the city council, and one by each member of the Georgia House of Representatives and Senate whose district lies wholly or partially within the corporate boundaries of the City of South Fulton. All members of the charter commission must reside in the City of South Fulton. 

MemberAppointed by
Mr. Benny CraneAppointed by State Rep. Debra Bazemore, D63
Mr. William "Bill" Edwards, Chair  Appointed by State Rep. Derrick Jackson, D64
Ms. Dedrain "Dee" FranklinAppointed by State Rep. Mandisha Thomas, D65
Ms. Doree Henry  Appointed by State Sen. Donzella James, D35
Mr. John HerringAppointed by State Rep. William Boddie, D62
Ms. Kenya Johnson, Vice ChairAppointed by City of South Fulton City Council
Ms. Daphne JordanAppointed by State Rep. Roger Bruce, D61
VACANTAppointed by City of South Fulton Mayor
Ms. Cecily Cole Martin  Appointed by State Sen. Sonya Halpern, D39
Ms. Suzanne OckleberryAppointed by State Rep. Marie Metze, D55
Mr. Marshall J. Taggart, Jr. Appointed by State Sen. Horacena Tate, D38

                                                                                

Staff

Corey Adams, City Clerk                                                                                                                     [email protected]  

Materials

Current City Charter

Meeting Schedule

Convening Resolution

Provide Public Comment HERE or via e-mail at [email protected].


Sections to be Covered at Next Meeting: Review Revised Draft Charter (November 1, 2022)


Recommendations: FINAL Draft Charter (November 1, 2022)  List of Recommendations

                                                                                                                                                                                  

Meetings

  • First and Third Tuesday monthly at 6 p.m. - City Hall, 5440 Fulton Industrial Blvd., South Fulton, GA 30336
  • Additional Meetings may be held as dictated by the business of the Commission.  

AGENDAS AND MINUTES

July 11, 2022  July 19, 2022 August 1, 2022 August 16, 2022 September 6, 2022 September 20, 2022  October 4, 2022 October 18, 2022  November 1, 2022