The League of Women Voters of Richardson will hold a public meeting on the proposed amendments to the city charter that will be on the November 2015 ballot.  The meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at 7pm in the Richardson Room at the Richardson Civic Center, 411 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson.

In 2014, Richardson City Council appointed an 11-member Charter Review Commission, charged with reviewing the city charter and recommending changes.  The commission reported its findings to city council in June 2015.  City staff created 83 ballot propositions from the recommendations of the commission.  On August 17, 2015, city council called for a special election on November 3, 2015, to vote on the 83 propositions.  Prior to this, the Richardson city charter had not undergone a comprehensive review since 1989.

The panelists will be Robert Lowry, PhD, Professor in the Political Science Program of the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas and Matthew Wilson, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science in the Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences at Southern Methodist University.  The moderator will be Sandy Greyson, City of Dallas Council Member for District 12.

The panelists will discuss many of the proposed changes to the Richardson City Charter and how the propositions, if passed, will affect the way the city conducts business.  The panelists will answer written questions submitted from the audience.  Questions may also be submitted in advance by sending them to  Emailed questions will be given the same consideration as questions submitted at the event.  The questions will be screened according to League of Women Voters of Texas guidelines.

The meeting is funded by the League of Women Voters of Texas Education Fund Richardson Account through donations from area residents and businesses.


The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.  Membership is open to men and women of all ages.