What is the Bay Village Charter?

Bay Village has a charter form of government. A chartered city, county, or municipality is one that possesses a unique set of laws that forms the legal foundation of its local system of government. The legal document that articulates these laws is called a charter. Charters stand in relationship to a county, city, village, or town the same way that a state constitution does to a state or a federal constitution does to a nation. They define the powers and functions of elected officials as well as the organization and procedures of local government.

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1. What is the Bay Village Charter?
2. What is the Charter Review Commission and what do they do?
3. Is the Commission recommending changes? What are they and why?
4. What is the Civil Service Commission?
5. What is the difference between a classified and unclassified position in Civil Service?
6. Do these changes result in anyone losing their job or benefits, or see a reduction in pay?
7. Can I vote yes on some amendments and no on others?
8. Is this the only way to change the city's charter?