Report to the 2019 New York City Charter Revision Commission

The New York City Charter is the foundation upon which our City’s government is built and, essentially, serves as a municipal constitution. It sets out the roles and powers of our elected officers, and establishes the structure and responsibilities of our City agencies.

The recommendations in this report are the result of a long and deeply considered process, including many meetings of the Council’s Policy Working Group, led by Council Members Brad Lander and Fernando Cabrera. The report’s recommendations to the 2019 Charter Revision Commission are divided into several broad categories, though together they represent a plan for a more balanced and accountable City government that would be more directly responsive to the people that it serves.

Read the full report here.