Understanding Worcester’s charter: WRRB releases clarifying brief

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WORCESTER—Worcester’s charter has been raised several times during the debates leading up to the city’s Nov. 7 municipal election. In response, members of the Worcester Regional Research Bureau last week released a brief on the topic.

In “Understanding Worcester’s Charter,” released on Oct. 24, the WRRB leads off with a breakdown on what exactly a charter is.

Massachusetts General Laws allow municipalities to choose their own charter, which is used to create and define their government and has the ability to create and distribute powers and responsibilities to local offices and establish procedures for the government to follow.

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