Pensacola voters approved the city’s charter in 2009 that implemented a “strong mayor” form of government for the city.

The charter calls on the city to set up a nine-member commission every 10 years made up of citizens who are serving in public office to review the charter and make recommendations for changes.

The members were appointed in September, and the commission held its first organizational meeting Jan. 5.

The Charter Review Commission will spend the next seven months combing through the charter and looking for ways to improve it.

The charter sets up a mayor-council form of government with the mayor holding executive power and the council acting as the legislative branch of the government.

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