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This Charter may be amended as provided in Article XVIII, Section 9, of the Ohio Constitution, by submission of a proposed amendment to the electors of the municipality and approved by a majority of those voting on the question of its adoption.
Such amendment may be initiated by either a vote of at least five (5) members of Council, or by petition to the Council signed by ten (10) percent of the voters who voted at the preceding election for the office of Governor.
At the first meeting of the Council in January 1996 and every ten (10) years thereafter, Council shall appoint a commission of not less than five (5), nor more than nine (9) electors of the municipality, to include one (1) but no more than two (2) current City Council members. It shall be the duty of the commission to review the existing Charter and make such recommendations for revision as it may see fit. The City Solicitor shall provide advice and counsel as needed by the Commission. The Commission shall submit its written report to Council at an open meeting not later than December 31 of the same year. Thereupon, the Council may take such action as it deems warranted with respect to such recommendations.
In the event two (2) conflicting amendments to the Charter are approved at the same election by a majority of the total number of votes cast, the one receiving the highest number of affirmative votes shall be the amendment to the Charter.