WATERTOWN'S HOME RULE CHARTER
Here is Watertown's current Home Rule Charter.
Watertown's Home Rule Charter serves as our constitution. It defines the organization, powers, functions and essential procedures of our city government.
Numerous changes were approved by voters during the 2020 review. The addition of a Preamble is one of the broadest changes.
Watertown Forward's Charter Tracker enables residents to know where we are on implementing those changes. It will be launched shortly, on our home page.
Per one of the amendments, Watertown's Home Rule Charter is next up for review in 2025, and every 10 years thereafter.
HOW WATERTOWN'S GOVERNMENT WORKS NOW
How our government now works; the roles of the City Manager, Councilors, Committees, Boards and more
The 2010-2020 Charter, which serves as our constitution
The Comprehensive Plan, which outlines a vision for 2025 and plans for meeting our current and future needs