In Massachusetts, a town may change its form of government by creating a new “Charter.” The town must vote to create a 9-person Charter Commission. If the vote passes, the Charter Commission then has 18 months to define the changes to be made to the government, and this must be approved by the state legislature. The charter defines such things as the structure of government, including committees, departments, and boards; the budget procedure; and the authority for management of the town.
The charter question on the Municipal Ballot for Plymouth in May 2021 passed. The commission is now meeting regularly and will solicit citizen input. See the Charter Commission page
on the Plymouth Town website. The LWV of the Plymouth Area is closely following the progress of the commission. Our observer corp reports on the meetings that it attends (see list on the left-hand side of this page).