The New York Law School Law Review and
Center for New York City Law at New York Law School present
Process, Powers, and Lessons for the Future:
25 Years of New York City Charter Revisions
Friday, February 8, 2013, 8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Continental breakfast will be served
New York Law School, Events Center
185 West Broadway, New York, New York 10013
Michael A. Cardozo
New York City Corporation Counsel
Registration is required and available for no charge at www.nylslawreview.com/nyccharter.
3.0 CLE credits offered at no charge.
About the Symposium
2013 will mark nearly 25 years since the 1989 revisions of the NYC Charter that fundamentally changed NYC government. Among other things, these revisions expanded the powers of the City Council, enhanced the Mayor's executive powers, and reshaped the duties of the Public Advocate (formerly the City Council President). Several Charter Revision Commissions, established by Mayors Giuliani and Bloomberg, have since amended the Charter. This symposium will examine the allocation of powers under the 1989 Charter, draw lessons from recent commissions, and discuss the role of Charter revisions for the future of NYC as the city prepares to elect a new mayor. Anthony W. Crowell, Dean and President of New York Law School, will deliver welcome remarks.
Panel I: The Balance of Powers under the New York City Charter
John Avlon (Moderator), Senior Political Columnist, Newsweek and the Daily Beast; CNN Contributor
Dick Dadey, Executive Director, Citizens Union of the City of New York
David Yassky, Chairman, NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission; NYC Council Member 2002-2009
Panel II: Lessons from the 1989-2010 NYC Charter Revision Commissions
Mitchell Moss (Moderator), Henry Hart Rice Professor of Urban Policy & Planning, New York University
Ester Fuchs, Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science, Columbia University, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs; Chair, 2005 NYC Charter Revision Commission
Randy M. Mastro, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Chair, 1999 and 2001 NYC Charter Revision Commissions
Frederick (Rick) P. Schaffer, General Counsel and Senior Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs, The City University of New York; General Counsel to the 2010 NYC Charter Revision Commission; formerly Counsel to NYC Mayor Ed Koch
Frederick (Fritz) A.O. Schwarz, Jr., Chief Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice; Senior Counsel, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; Chair, 1989 NYC Charter Revision Commission
The event will also recognize the late Dr. Frank J. Macchiarola, who, among other notable contributions to NYC civic life, served as Chancellor of the NYC Public Schools and as Chair of the 2003 NYC Charter Revision Commission. The companion Law Review issue will be published in fall 2013, just prior to the election of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's successor.
3.0 Transitional CLE Credits in Areas of Professional Practice will be available at no charge.
The full program and speaker information is available at www.nylslawreview.com/nyccharter.
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