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2005 Public Staff Reports and Materials

On August 2, 2005, the New York City Charter Revision Commission adopted two proposals to amend the City Charter, with the appropriate ballot questions.
Read the ballot questions and related abstracts (in PDF)
in Korean (Ballot questions in Korean -- translations in other languages to come shortly)
in Chinese (Ballot questions in Chinese)
in Chinese (Abstracts in Chinese)
Read the final report (in PDF)

Final Report of the 2004-2005 New York City Charter Revision Commission – Executive Summary, August 2, 2005 (in PDF)
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En Español
in Russian
in Chinese
in Korean

Preliminary Recommendations for Charter Revision, June 10, 2005
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Preliminary Recommendations for Charter Revision -- Executive Summary, June 10, 2005 (in PDF)
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En Español
in Russian
in Chinese
in Korean

Summary of Issues Under Consideration for Charter Revision - March 4, 2005
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Reports Prepared for the Commission
An Analysis of Performance Reporting in New York City for The New York City Charter Revision Commission
Toward A Performance and Accountability Management System for New York City Government

2003 Final Report, Ballot Questions and Abstracts
On August 25, 2003 the Commission concluded its deliberations on Charter revision and voted to place three questions on the November 2003 ballot. The Commission's Final Report, Ballot Questions, and Ballot Abstracts are listed below.
Download the 2003 Final Report (PDF)
2003 Ballot Questions (PDF)
2003 Ballot Abstracts (PDF)

2003 Public Staff Reports and Materials
The Voting Rights Implications of Nonpartisan Citywide, Borough President, and City Council Elections and Nonpartisan Succession Elections For NYC Mayor
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Memorandum By J. Gerald Hebert, Former Chief, U.S. Department of Justice, Voting Rights Section, On Voting Rights Act Section 5 Preclearance of The Proposal Switch To Non-Partisan Elections in New York City
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Election Reform In Jacksonville: Legislative History And Electoral Experience
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Reviewing Globally, Analyzing Locally - The Impact of Nonpartisan Elections on Democracy in New York City
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Agency Reorganization & Government Accountability - June 26, 2003
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Reform for Procurement - June 26, 2003
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Nonpartisan Elections - June 26, 2003
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2001/2002 Public Staff Reports
Final Report from the 2002 Charter Revision Commission
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Final Report from the 2001 Charter Revision Commission
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1998 Public Staff Reports
Final Report from the 1998 Charter Revision Commission
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1989 Public Staff Reports
Final Report from the 1989 Charter Revision Commission
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Download Final Post-Election Report

1988 Public Staff Reports
Final Report from the 1988 Charter Revision Commission
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Download Final Post-Election Report
New York City Charter

Read the New York City Charter as amended through December 2009
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Preliminary Staff Report and Recommendations to the Chair of the 2010 Charter Revision Commission
Press Release (PDF)
Preliminary Report (PDF)
Appendices (PDF)
Information

Matthew Goldstein
-Chair

Lorna Goodman
-Executive Director
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