Mayor Art Ward said he plans to name a new Charter Revision Commission in January that would have the power to recommend changes in the city government's blueprint.
Possible changes include expanding the City Council and making the mayor's term four years.
But the panel has the right to pursue any ideas it chooses, which is always interesting.
Before any revisions become law, they need the backing first of the City Council and then the voters.
Ward said he would like to see recommended changes on next November's ballot so the commission's timetable will be short, which likely precludes wholesale rewrites of the nearly century-old charter.
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