Even before Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed the 15 members of the city's charter revision commission, political circles were abuzz with questions about whether the group charged with proposing changes to the city's chief governing document might try to eliminate the Public Advocate's seat and the office of Borough President, perhaps in the name of budget belt tightening.
But in an exclusive interview on NY1's "Inside City Hall," Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson said he doesn't think that's on the table. Instead, the top aide to Mayor Bloomberg said he thinks the commission will focus on term limits and may possibly propose ending political primaries in the city.
Any proposed changes to the charter must be approved by city voters.
"The mayor believes that the city would be better off without partisan primary. He is a strong proponent on nonpartisan elections," Wolfson said.