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The City Council shall appoint at its first regular meeting in June in each odd numbered year, a Charter Review Commission of five citizens of the City of Freeport.
(a) Duties of the Commission: It shall be the duty of such Charter review Commission to:
(1) Inquire into the operation of the City Government under the Charter provisions and determine whether any such provisions require revision. To this end public hearings may be held; and the Commission shall have the power to compel the attendance of any officer or employee of the City and to require the submission of any of the City records which it may deem necessary to the conduct of such hearing;
(2) Propose any recommendations it may deem desirable to insure compliance with the provisions of the Charter by the several departments of the City Government;
(3) Propose, if it deems desirable, amendments to this Charter to improve the effective application of said Charter to current conditions;
(4) Report its finding and present its proposed amendments, if any, to the City Council.
(b) Action by the City Council: The City Council shall receive and have published in the official newspaper of the City any report presented by the Charter Review Commission, shall consider any recommendations made, and if any amendment or amendments be presented as a part of such report, may order such amendment or amendments to be submitted to the voters of the City in the manner provided by Chapter 9 of the Local Government Code, as now or hereafter amended.
(Amendment adopted by electorate 5-2-98)
(c) Term of Office: The term of office of such Charter Review Commission shall be six months, and, if during such term no report is presented to the City Council, then all records of the proceedings of such Commission shall be filed with the person performing the duties of City Secretary and shall become a public record.
(Election of 4-3-82)