2 thoughts on “Opinion: Charter Debate is a Moment for NYC to Change—or Confirm—its Identity

  1. I would love to see the commission come back with something significant and logical, like perhaps eliminating borough presidents altogether. I am still learning the advantages and disadvantages of de-centralized city council (London has borough councils that act like our community boards but also have the power of landmarking and some zoning). But getting rid of powerless offices would be significant progress. I don’t think the Public Advocate has any value, either.

  2. We need the Borough Presidents to be a voice for their boroughs otherwise the two smallest boroughs, the Bronx and Staten Island, will be overwhelmed by the three much larger boroughs.

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