BLUES chairman Stephen Vaughan is willing to give fans the chance to air their views about the club's name change at an open forum.
Vaughan went public last week with news that Chester had made a request to the FA to change their name to Chester-Halton.
The story was leaked to the press in advance of City's AGM on Thursday, March 29 and has been met with widespread alarm from supporters.
Only shareholders are allowed to attend the AGM, but Vaughan is prepared to open the matter up for debate with fans.
He said: 'I'll have plenty to say at our AGM and I'll follow that up with a fans' forum if needs be.
'All will be unveiled at the AGM - what plans we have for this club once we show exactly what I've achieved here.'
Vaughan claims he wants to drop 'City' from the club's name because of a perceived lack of support from Chester City Council. The Blues want to renegotiate the terms of their lease on the Saunders Honda Stadium so they can make money from non-footballing events such as boxing shows and a Sunday market, but they have so far been unable to strike such an agreement with the council.
Vaughan thinks that adding the name of another Cheshire district to the club's title will widen Chester's appeal and boost their dwindling fan base.
The Chester chairman insists that the possible name change is not a step in the direction of relocating the club to Widnes, where he is chairman of rugby league outfit Widnes Vikings.
He added: 'This is one of many marketing initiatives that I have come up with to expand the reach of the club's appeal and its marketability. Part of our ground is in Flintshire, possibly it could be called Chester-Flint, or Chester-Ellesmere Port.
'All the conspiracy theorists are convinced that I am trying to move the club away from the Deva Stadium. That theory is just laughable and not on the agenda.'