On Election Day, November 5, New York City voters will have a chance to increase police oversight powers, established rank-choice voting and solidify the budgets of major officials, and make other changes to the City Charter, which is the rulebook for municipal government.

If adopted, those proposals (you can read the questions or a more detailed explanation of each) could have a significant impact on how the city votes, is policed or governed. To explain the options, the Charter Revision Commission is holding a series of information sessions at which there will be a short presentation about the five questions followed by a resource fair where attendees can learn more about the ballot questions and chat with Commission staff.

Each session will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last about 90 minutes. Here are the dates and places:

September 9: Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. Map

September 10: Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street. Map

September 16: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Atrium and Room L63, 524 West 59th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues. Map.

September 17: College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Blvd., Building 1P – Rm 116 Williamson Theatre. Map

September 18: Andrew Freedman Home, 1125 Grand Concourse. Map

October 7: College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Blvd., Building 1P – Rm 116 Williamson Theatre. Map

October 10: Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street. Map

October 15: Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. Map

October 16: Bronx Museum of Art, 1040 Grand Concourse. Map

October 17: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Atrium and Room L63, 524 West 59th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues. Map.

2 thoughts on “Confused About Proposed Charter Changes? Mark Your Calendar.

  1. Too bad few voters are paying attention to this important issue. I think I’ll be voting as follows:

    BALLOT QUESTION # 1 – ELECTIONS – NO
    BALLOT QUESTION # 2 – CIVILIAN COMPLAINT REVIEW BOARD – NO
    BALLOT QUESTION #3 – ETHICS AND GOVERNMENT – YES
    BALLOT QUESTION #4 – CITY BUDGET – YES
    BALLOT QUESTION #5 – LAND USE – YES

  2. Hello,

    I just received this email with information about the information sessions concerning changes o City Charter.

    Unfortunately, I received it AFTER the date of the Queens session.

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