The Charter Commission exists for the purpose of advising the City Council regarding the City Charter, the fundamental governing power of the City. The Commission consists of 15 members appointed by the Chief Judge of the 10th Judicial District. Voters in the City of Coon Rapids approved the adoption of Home Rule Charter in June of 1959 allowing the Village to become a City as a municipal corporation.
The Charter is the written instrument which creates and defines powers, rights and privileges for the City. The Charter Commission recommends amendments and additions to the Charter, with final approval by the City Council.