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.