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Media Advisory: Charter Revision Commission To Hold Public Meeting Tuesday August 14th At 1pm

NEW YORK - The 2018 New York City Charter Revision Commission will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 1PM. The meeting will be held at the Pratt Institute at 144 West 14th Street, room 213, New York, NY 10011. 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, ASL interpreters, and Spanish interpreters will be available. In addition, with advance notice, members of the public may request other language interpreters. Please make language interpretation requests or additional accessibility requests by 5PM no later thanFriday, August 10, 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

Where can I find the preliminary report?
The report can be found on under the 'Reports' page.

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. You can submit your comments or online at

What should I say and how will my comments be used?
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. The Commission will carefully review all public comments to identify potential changes to the Charter. Public comments received by the Commission will be made available on the Commission's website, Revisions could ultimately be put on the ballot for the public to vote on in November 2018.

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