A charter is the most fundamental legal document of a city. Like a Constitution, it establishes the form and structure of city government, defines the powers of city officials and establishes the basic procedural mechanisms which govern the conduct of city officials and administration of the city.
The Charter of the City of Crestwood (PDF), Missouri, was adopted by the voters in 1995. It has a provision that requires a Charter Review Commission be created at least every ten years to review the Charter. After a comprehensive review, the Commission may recommend amendments to the Charter for consideration by the voters.