September 10, 2019
The 2019 Charter Revision Commission has spent the last thirteen months reviewing the City Charter – our city’s constitution – in order to explore changes that could potentially improve our local government structures and processes. After hearing directly from New Yorkers and community leaders like you, as well as conducting in-depth research and consulting with experts, the Commission has proposed a set of changes for New Yorkers to consider and vote on this fall in the general election.
On November 5th, 2019, New Yorkers across the five boroughs will have the chance to vote on five ballot questions that could change our local election system, how police officers are held accountable, how the city budget is set, government ethics rules, and how land in the city is developed. These are extremely important issues and we need your help ensuring that all New York voters play a role in the decision making by voting.
In Manhattan, the Charter Revision Commission will be holding an info session on Monday, September 16, 2019 at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Atrium and Room L. 63 (524 West 59th St. New York, NY 10019). Enter btwn 10th and 11th Avenues.
Currently, you can find the Commission’s final report, the ballot questions, abstracts, and fact sheets (and many of the translations) on their website at: https://www.charter2019.nyc/july.
Please submit questions, as well as translation and accommodation requests, by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.