This week marks the first anniversary of a promise Mayor Bloomberg hasn't kept.
He said in last year's State of the City address that it was time for a new Charter review commission, and he pledged to appoint one for an 18-month, top-to-bottom review of city government.
Since then, he has done nothing to follow up - except to offer a seat on the commission to Ronald Lauder, in exchange for him jumping on board the steamroller that stretched the city's term limits law so Bloomberg can run again this year.
Of course, skeptics assumed all along that the review commission was a ploy to extend term limits - and with his goal accomplished by other means, he no longer has need of a wonkish panel to dissect city government.
Mayor Bloomberg never kept promise to start Charter review panel