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For Its 25th Anniversary, Give the City Charter the Gift of Revision

by Talia Werber for City and State NY


Twenty-five years ago, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the New York City Board of Estimate violated the Constitution, the 1989 New York City Charter Revision Commission was established to propose a new city charter. That charter, which redistributed powers of the city government’s branches and offices, was approved by the voters and went into effect in 1990.


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