Home Rule Q & A Forum – Mon, Apr 20, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM


  • Mon, Apr 20, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Alliance Church
    Carlisle Alliance Church, East North Street, Carlisle, PA
  • Home Rule Q & A session to explain the Home Rule Charter to appear on the May ballot. Home Rule committee members will be present to answer questions from the audience and explain how the benefits this important issue can impact our community. Please attend and learn how your vote can improve your understanding and partcipation in our local government.

Government Study Commission

The Government Study Commission has approved the final drafts of its final report and a proposed home rule charter. These documents are attached below. The commission formally approved these documents at its meeting on November 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in Borough Hall and presented the approved report and charter to the Borough Secretary at that time.

Citizens will have the opportunity to approve or reject the home rule charter at the primary election on May 19, 2015. Members of the Government Study Commission are available at any time to discuss the report and proposed charter with individuals and civic and neighborhood groups. Should you have any questions regarding the final report and proposed charter, please contact the spokesperson, John Sacrison via email at sternheim@centurylink.net.

Audio Interview of Home Rule on Smart Talk Radio – ( click on link and go to witf-Smart Talk 3/19/15C: Home rule for Carlisle?)

Final Report

Proposed Home Rule Charter

Key Proposed Charter Changes for Carlisle Local Government

Government Study Commission Agendas

March 10, 2015

Government Study Commission Newsletters

Newsletter Issue No. 12

Newsletter Issue No.11

Newsletter Issue No.10

Newsletter Issue No. 9

Newsletter Issue No. 8

Newsletter Issue No. 7

Newsletter Issue No. 6

Newsletter Issue No. 5 

Newsletter Issue No. 4

Newsletter Issue No. 3

Newsletter Issue No. 2

Newsletter Issue No. 1

PowerPoint Presentations

Public Hearing 10-29-13

Public Hearing 10-15-13

08.06.13 Public Hearing Presentation

DCED Publication on Home Rule in PA

DCED Presentation on  Home Rule in PA

Carlisle Borough Government Study Commissioner Nomination Petition.pdf

2013-01 Carlisle Borough Home Rule Optional Plan Ordinance

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