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.
In a dramatic reversal, the Charter Revision Commission approved a proposal to allow the CCRB to go after cops who make false statements during investigations of police misconduct. But it rejected comprehensive planning.
New York’s approach to land use has plenty of defenders. There are, however, those who disagree. ‘The current system exacerbates our worst selves rather than our best selves,’ a Brooklyn Councilmember told a City Limits panel Thursday night.