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Learn more about the 2018 Charter Revision Commission and the public process for developing the ballot proposals.

How Critical Issues Became 2018 Ballot Proposals

New York City has a Charter that sets out the structure, powers and responsibilities of our City’s government. On April 12, 2018, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed the New York City Charter Revision Commission. Meet the members of the Commission here.

Click here to read the ballot proposals.

The New York City Charter Revision Commission is charged with reviewing the entire New York City Charter to identify areas for potential revision. Consistent with this charge, the Commission sought to provide New Yorkers from diverse communities across the five boroughs a range of opportunities to meaningfully participate in the public outreach and engagement process. Through this outreach, more than 1,000 ideas to revise the City Charter were submitted to the Commission for consideration. Read more about the Commission’s public process here. After careful review and consideration of the public comments and review of the entire City Charter, the Commission is proposing changes to the Charter. These proposed changes will be presented to the voters as ballot questions at the November 6, 2018 general election. If adopted by the voters, they will become law.

Click here to read the Commission’s Final Report.

Click here to read the Commission’s Executive Summary.

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Click below to visit the Charter Revision Commission website with further information about the Commission’s public process for developing the proposals.

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