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City of Poughkeepsie Charter Proposition

City of Poughkeepsie Charter Proposition Efficiency, Transparency and Communication What is the Charter? The City of Poughkeepsie Charter outlines the basic structure of government for the City of Poughkeepsie.

Charter Review Commission Unanimously Approves Placement of Referendum Question on Ballot for Election Day

Completing over a year of work, the City of Poughkeepsie Charter Review Commission unanimously approved placing one proposal on the ballot for City voters to consider on Election Day, November 2016. In spring of 2015, then-Mayor John Tkazyk formed a charter review commission to explore ways to improve City government
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Charter Review Commission Meeting – September 6, 2016

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Charter Review Commission of the City of Poughkeepsie, will meet hold a meeting on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Police Training Room, Parking Floor One (P1), City Hall/Municipal Building, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York. During this meeting, the Charter
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The City of Poughkeepsie Charter Review Commission was established to study, review and recommend changes to the City of Poughkeepsie Charter and Administrative Code. The Commission is composed of a total of nine members appointed by the Mayor in consultation with the Common Council. Their role and responsibilities of the Commission include:

  • Review the current strong Mayor form of government and its success and challenges since its adoption;
  • Study the operations of the City of Poughkeepsie in its full scope;
  • Review the myriad responsibilities that the City of Poughkeepsie discharges in the course of its broadly defined duties;
  • Determine whether the City of Poughkeepsie Charter and the City of Poughkeepsie Administrative Code shall be amended so as to create a more effective and efficient framework for City government;
  • Recommend such amendments as may be necessary to facilitate the delivery of services to the public and to better coordinate the functions between departments and agencies of the City;
  • Submit a final report, which shall include Commission’s findings, conclusions, and recommendations for appropriate action to the Common Council.