Subsequent to the attempts in spring 1987 to revise the Home Rule Charter, a Charter Commission was established. This Commission, which was comprised of Ecorse residents, prepared a Charter that provided for a "strong council" / City manager form of government. In addition, residency for employees was also eliminated in the Charter proposal.

The proposed Charter revisions, which were supported by the Receiver, were defeated in an election held on April 18, 1989.

No recent efforts have been expended to attempt passage of a revised Charter.