The 2019 charter revision could do more than tinker with the mechanisms of power in the city. It could reshape how neighborhood identity, borough loyalty and citywide vision shape our common future.
‘Real change only comes through the devolution of more decision-making power to the local level combined with accountable local decision-making bodies and elected officials.’
The mayor appoints a majority of members. The chair heads a mayoral agency. But the City Planning Commission is supposed to scrutinize each rezoning application on its own merit. Can it?