Charter City Information

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At the November 8, 2016 Election, the voters of Cathedral City voted to become a Charter City, effective January 1, 2017.  

What Is a Charter City?


The State Constitution allows local government to be governed for its “municipal affairs” (land use and zoning, city expenditures, contractual rights) either as a General Law city (controlled by the State Legislature) or as a Charter city (controlled by a “mini constitution” – a Charter – established and controlled by local voters and their City Council.

Download the approved City Charter HERE.

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