The Queens Civic Congress met at the Queens Farm on June 21 for the first and only borough-wide civic forum in the entire city on the City Charter Revision Commission.
Attached is a Statement of Charter Principles (see below) that QCC members agreed are key issues for the City Charter Revision Commission The Statement includes core issues addressed in the Queens Civic Congress Platform 2030 that member organizations adopted in 2009.
At the QCC forum, Queens civic leaders were clear in their demands for term limits, retention of the borough presidents and community boards--a message that the Commission heard.
Early on in the Charter Revision Commission's deliberations, the CCRC
decided to limit its proposals for this year's election.
And they decided to postpone consideration of complex land use issues and the structure of city agencies for future election cycles.
CCRC heard QCC and citizens who stood up for open, transparent city
government We will learn on August 2, when the Commission issues the
proposals for the November election whether the CCRC listened to us.
The final open meeting in Queens will take place at Queens Borough Hall on Wednesday July 28 at 6PM.
Meantime, please read the Principles and share them with your neighbors and friends.
QUEENS CIVIC CONGRESS
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