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2018 Public Meeting

Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 1PM
Pratt Institute

144 West 14th Street
Room 213
New York, NY 10011

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The City’s Charter Revision Commission will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 31, 2018. The Commission will identify key issues raised by the public that may warrant further study. The meeting will be held at the Pratt Institute at 144 West 14th Street, room 213. This meeting is open to the public. Because this is a public meeting and not a public hearing, the public will have the opportunity to observe the Commission’s discussions, but not testify before it.

What if I need assistance to participate in the meeting? This location is accessible to individuals using wheelchairs or other mobility devices. Induction loop systems and ASL interpreters will be available. In addition, with advance notice, members of the public may request language interpreters.   Please make language interpretation requests or additional accessibility requests by 5PM no later than Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by emailing the Commission at or calling 212-386-5350.

A livestream video of this meeting will be available at

Other Frequently Asked Questions

What is the NYC Charter Revision Commission?
New York City has a Charter that sets out the structure, powers and responsibilities of our city government.  The Charter Revision Commission’s job is to review the City Charter and consider whether there are ways to improve it.

Can I share my ideas on how to change the Charter?
Absolutely! Public input is critical to the process and we want to hear from you. Everyone has the opportunity to share ideas with the Commission on how to improve the Charter. There are several ways to share your ideas:

  1. The Commission is holding public hearings in every borough during July, 2018. You can attend a hearing and share oral and/or written testimony.
  2. Don’t want to wait until then?  You can submit your comments to or online at

What should I say?
The Charter Revision Commission wants to hear how to improve the operations and efficiency of our government. We are also interested in improving City elections and making it easier for the public to vote and engage in civic life. We hope you will consider sharing your thoughts on how we can accomplish these goals and any other ideas you have about how to improve the Charter.

How will my testimony be used?
The Commission will carefully review all testimony and public comments to identify potential changes to the Charter. Revisions could ultimately be put on the ballot for the public to vote on in November 2018.

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