The New York City Charter is like the city’s constitution. Since April, Commission members have been reviewing the Charter and hearing from the public about changes New Yorkers would like to see. Proposals to change the Charter will be finalized by no later than September 7, 2018, and New Yorkers will vote on those proposals November 6, 2018. Between those dates, the Commission will conduct a public education campaign to help New Yorkers understand the proposed changes. At this roundtable, the Charter Commission will provide information about its work and the possible changes to the Charter.
Participating in the roundtable will be the following City Charter Commissioners:
Moderarated by Harlem’s Errol Louis, NY1, Newmark J-School at CUNY
- Cesar Perales, chair, has a 50-year career in public service and advocacy. Recently, he served as New York State’s Secretary of State, and is co-founder of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund (PRLDEF).
- Annetta Seecharran is currently the Executive Director of Chhaya Community Development Corporation, and previously led South Asian Youth Action and has served as Director of Policy for United Neighborhood Houses.
- Dr. Una Clarke serves as President of Una Clarke Associates, a consulting firm specializing primarily in education management, political consulting, and small business services.
- Marco A. Carrión is the Commissioner of the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit, working to connect City Hall to communities across the city, especially in the outer boroughs.
Thursday August 16 at 3 p.m.
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