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2019 NYC Charter Revision

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The New York City Charter, established by the State Legislature in 1897, is the City's constitution, creating the framework for our government. The Charter controls how the City spends our tax dollars, how decisions are made about changes to our neighborhoods, and the powers of our elected officials.

Nearly 30 years ago, a Charter Revision Commission overhauled the city’s government. Now it's time for a fresh look.

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Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP)

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Evaluation of ULURP, including consideration of a wide variety of proposals.

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Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA)

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Examine the composition of the BSA and its review of applications.

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Technical Changes to the Charter and Other Laws

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Reconstituting the Board of Statutory Consolidation, whose purpose was to periodically review the Charter and other laws with an eye toward reorganizing and simplifying those laws.

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Corporation Counsel

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Evaluate the role and accountability of the Corporation Counsel.

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Procurement Policy

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Proposals for a mechanism to establish procurement/contracting (and reimbursement) policy objectives, including consideration of allowing or clarifying that such objectives...

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Corruption and Conflicts of Interest

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Proposals relating to the structure of the Conflicts of Interest Board (COIB) and lobbying by certain officials after their public service has ended.

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Comprehensive Planning (Land Use Component)

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Proposals relating to the development of a comprehensive city planning framework for capital spending and land use.

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Instant Runoff Voting/Ranked Choice Voting

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Proposals for the establishment of an instant runoff voting/ranked choice voting system (or a similar system) and related election process reforms (e.g. elimination of duplicative primary elections).

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Contract Registration

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Examine the contract registration process, including proposals for a mechanism to resolve disputes between the Mayor and Comptroller with respect to approval/registration of a given contract.

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Appointment and Removal of Officials

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Proposals for establishing an “advice and consent” process for the appointment of certain government officials (e.g. Corporation Counsel, certain commissioners) and for removing such officials.

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Redistricting

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Proposals relating to how members of the Redistricting Commission are selected, who may serve on such commission, and how district maps are drawn and adopted.

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Comprehensive Planning (Capital Budget Component)

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Proposals relating to the development of a comprehensive city planning framework for capital spending and land use. This would include consideration of proposals to restore the Department of City Plan

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Landmarks Preservation Commission

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Proposals relating to the composition and qualifications of, and possibility of remuneration for, members of the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

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Police Accountability

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Proposals relating to enhancing systems of police accountability. This will include exploring improvements to the structure, powers, and role of the Civilian Complaint Review Board...

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Franchising

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Proposals relating to the composition of the Franchise and Concession Review Committee , the manner in which the terms of franchises are established...

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Streamlining Procurement Payments

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Explore ways to streamline the procurement process in order to ensure timely payments to contractors and grantees (as well as timely access to capital funding)...

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Chief Diversity Officer

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Proposal to create the position of Chief Diversity Officer in the Office of the Mayor and each city agency.

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City Budget

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Proposals related to improved budgeting processes.

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Public Advocate

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Examine the role of the Public Advocate and consider proposals modifying, including eliminating, the powers and responsibilities of that office.

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Campaign Finance

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Proposals relating to the structure of the Campaign Finance Board (e.g. how members to such board are appointed) and establishing an alternative public campaign financing system, such as a “democracy

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Borough Presidents and Borough-Level Governance

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Proposals to expand and enhance the role of the Borough Presidents and/or borough-level governance.

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Independent Budgets for Certain Offices

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Proposals relating to providing an independent budget (e.g., a guaranteed minimum level of funding or ability to propose their own funding levels) for certain offices, such as the Public Advocate or t

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Public Pension System Investments

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Proposals relating to how public pension system investment decisions are made and by whom.

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