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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.

Participation phases


01 Nov 2018 - 01 Apr 2019

Draft publication

15 Jun 2019


01 Nov 2018 - 30 Jun 2019


30 Jun 2019 - 05 Nov 2019

Final result publication

01 Aug 2019