A Chart of NYC Charters Past

With the announcement of a 2010 charter commission coming (likely) any day now, it’s a useful reminder to see what’s come, or not come, from the city’s last few charter revision commissions. To that end, Gotham Gazette released today a very readable chart of the six charter revision commission proposals since the major revision in 1989.

Starting in 1998 under Giuliani, the chart provides: the sitting mayor, the dates each commission was created and expired, the name of the chair and number of commissioners, the ballot proposals and the voting result (adopted/rejected, %).

Not a comprehensive charter history education, for sure, but a handy resource.

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