BRANSON, Mo – The Branson Board of Aldermen will hear a presentation on Charter Cities by the executive director of the Missouri Municipal League at Tuesday’s regular Board of Aldermen Study Session that will be held at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall.
In Missouri, cities are classified into three types: third class, fourth class, and those under constitutional charters. The level at which they incorporate is determined by their population when they incorporate. They do not change if they gain or lose in population unless the people hold a vote.
Branson is currently a fourth-class Missouri City that operates under the Council/Administrator form of government.
“I’m excited to explore this option to see if it is a good fit for our City. One of the main benefits of a charter city is that it provides the residents more control over City government,” said Branson Mayor, Larry Milton. “The taxpayers have more rights as a charter city than our current status as a fourth-class city,” said Milton.
At Tuesday’s Study Session, Missouri Municipal League Executive Director Richard Sheets will discuss what a charter form of government is, the pros and cons of a charter city and how a city can change to a charter city.
As always, Study Sessions are streamed LIVE and can be replayed anytime, at BransonMo.Gov/Livestream.