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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 24, 2018, (212) 788-2958


Commission to hold public hearings in all five boroughs

NEW YORK — Throughout the spring and summer of 2018, New York City’s Charter Revision Commission will hold public meetings and hearings across the five boroughs, soliciting input from New Yorkers on how best to improve the efficiency of local government and strengthen democracy.

The Charter Revision Commission will hold five public hearings, one in each borough, in April and May 2018. The hearings are an opportunity for the public to identify priority issues for the Commission that may warrant further study.  The public is encouraged to attend and offer testimony in front of the Commission on any aspect of the Charter.

The first public hearing will be held on April 25th at 6:30 pm at McKee High School Auditorium, 290 St. Marks Place, Staten Island, NY 10301.
The dates and locations of the initial five public hearings are:

Date and Time



April 25th at 6:30pm

Staten Island

McKee High School, 290 St Marks Pl, Staten Island, NY 10301

April 30 at 6 pm


Bronx Community College, 2155 University Ave, Bronx, NY 10453

May 3 at 6 pm


Queen Library at Flushing, 41-17 Main St, Queens, NY 11355

May 7 at 6 pm


Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

May 9 at 6 pm


The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (Edna Barnes Salomon Room), 476 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018

The remainder of the Commission’s schedule is as follows:

May, 2018

Small groups of Commissioners will begin hosting a series of informal meetings in neighborhoods across the City to seek additional public input.  After Memorial Day, the Commission will hold a public meeting to identify key issues for further review.

June, 2018

Throughout the month, the Commission will hold forums to explore key issues identified after the initial public hearings. The Commission will invite experts to present on these issues.

July & August, 2018

The Commission will issue its preliminary report and hold public hearings in each borough on the report’s preliminary findings and proposals.

August, 2018

The Commission will hold two public meetings in August to finalize its report outlining its findings and any ballot proposals to amend the Charter.

September, 2018

Charter revision ballot proposals, if any, are filed with the City Clerk.

The Commission will notify the public when dates and locations of the remaining public hearings and meetings are determined. The Commission may schedule additional public meetings or change this proposed schedule as appropriate.

All locations will be 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 interpretation into the following languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese), French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu. Please make language interpretation requests or additional accessibility requests by emailing the Commission at or calling 212-386-5350.

About the Commission

The Charter Revision Commission is charged with reviewing the entire Charter of the City of New York, holding hearings in all five boroughs to solicit public input, and issuing a report outlining findings and recommendations to amend the Charter.

For more information, please follow the Charter Review Commission on twitter @NYCCharter or visit our website at  Please tweet at us using #2018charter