What is the Honolulu Charter Commission?

The Honolulu Charter Commission is an appointed board which meets every ten years to study and review City government operations in the City Charter, the "Constitution" of the City and County of Honolulu. 

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Help the Commission strengthen our Charter and the future of our island!

You’re invited to participate with the 2015-2016 Honolulu Charter Commission in shaping Oahu’s future. The Commission will study and review the operation of City government. The Commission may propose amendments to the Honolulu City Charter which, as the City’s ”constitution,” lays out the foundation, structure, and operations of city government. The Commission welcomes your ideas and suggestions. E Komo Mai!

Submit Testimony


Submit Testimony

You may submit testimony on specific agenda items being considered by the Charter Commission. If you wish to comment on other commission matters, please use the Submit Comments section.

Submit Comments


Submit Comments

Have something to say? If your concern is not listed as a meeting agenda item, submit your comments to the Charter Commission for consideration.

Propose Amendments


Mahalo for sharing your ideas and proposals with the Charter Commission.  The proposal submittal period ended on October 31.  Please continue to participate with the Charter Commission during the next phase when the proposals will be reviewed and discussed at public meetings and hearings.