The Charter Review Committee unanimously supported the report we posted yesterday, meaning its various recommendations for changing the city’s bylaws will be forward on to a City Council committee later this month.

Among the changes the committee recommended are: to increase the number of council seats from eight to 11, to strengthen the power of the mayor’s veto, to make permanent the strong-mayor form of government, to shift some of the oversight of the auditing function from the mayor to the council, and to give the mayor the ability to make nominations to the Port District. It would also appoint the mayor executive director of the city’s Redevelopment Agency, where he currently has no involvement under the charter.

The council’s Rules Committee will take up the charter proposals on Oct. 24.

EVAN McLAUGHLIN

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