There is charter commission chaos at City Hall:
"The council will vote on introduction 241-B," City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said. "Which would establish a charter revision commission."
On Wednesday, the city council voted overwhelmingly to create a commission to propose changes to the city charter.
But it won't be the only charter commission in town.
"I will use my authority to appoint a charter revision commission," Mayor Bill de Blasio said in his State of the City speech on Feb. 13.
In that speech, de Blasio announced that he too would be setting up a commission, separate and apart from the one that had already been under discussion in the council.
That means that there will be two commissions looking to overhaul the rules that govern the city.
"He knows of course that we are doing this," Johnson said. "He is doing his. He knows how I feel about it. He hasn't told me if he is going to sign it or not."
A spokeswoman for the mayor said de Blasio would not veto the council's charter commission bill. But she did not promise that he would sign it.
The mayor has said his commission will focus on reforming the city's public campaign finance system.
"Nothing restores the faith of the people more than getting big money out of politics," de Blasio said his State of the City speech.
De Blasio is handpicking his commission members. The council's commission will include appointees from various public officials and have a broader mandate.
"We want this to not be a rushed process. We actually really want to look at the structure of city government," Johnson said.
It's been a long time since the city charter was given a major overhaul — the last time that happened was in 1989.