The Charter will be amended in response to changes to the Connecticut Statutes. In the past, the issue of bonds was approved via amendments to the Charter. There are portions of the Charter that affect only the operation of the Taxing Districts, and need only the approval of those electors to make changes.

Apart from those changes, the City of Norwalk has voluntarily amended it’s charter 13 times in the last 45 years or so.

Most Charter Amendments have dealt with major items, like setting boundaries for districts and for service areas of the Fire Department and the Police Department or for re-organizing departments like the Board of Education, Department of Social Services and the Department of Finance.

The Election of Officers (other than the Registrars) was last touched in 1978.

Compensation for the Council-members was fixed at $600 per year in 1980.