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Charter Revision

Borough President Brewer and Public Advocate Tish James call for charter revision

It’s been nearly 30 years since the last real overhaul of the City Charter, the governing document that functions as New York City’s constitution. With some minor changes made along the way, the 1989 charter has served us pretty well.

But this city confronts new challenges — including widening income inequality, a new breed of complex development projects, and a hostile federal government threatening crucial funding streams — and it’s time to take another look at the ground rules of how our city government works and make improvements.

That’s why this week we introduced a City Council bill to convene a charter revision commission to consider and propose changes to the charter, to be put before voters for approval.

Read more in the Daily News here.