At our fall meeting on October 16, Grand Street Dems members voted to recommend “Yes” votes for all five City Charter revision proposals that will be on the ballot in November.
We were fortunate to have three members of City Council with us to give us the Charter revision highlights — Ben Kallos, Mark Levine, and Brad Lander.
There will be five revisions to the City Charter that need voter approval in November:
- Changes to NYC elections, including introducing ranked choice voting for primaries and special elections.
- Reforms to the Civilian Complaint Review Board that adjudicates alleged misconduct by NYPD officers.
- Changes to ethics and governance statutes.
- Modifications to City budgeting, including allowing a rainy-day fund for the first time.
- Additional transparency to approving land use changes (ULURP).
There are a few very useful documents you can find online:
- Actual wording of the ballot questions.
- Charter revision fact sheet, for a little more context.
- Full ballot abstracts, for more in-depth reading.
Again, Grand Street Dems recommends voting YES for all five Charter revision proposals on November 5.