The City Council voted Wednesday to create a commission to make changes to the city charter a rival effort to Mayor de Blasios own handpicked commission.
The two sides clashed after de Blasio proposed a commission to expand public financing of elections but the Council said that was an inappropriate use of a group that is supposed to take a broad look at overhauling the document that serves as the citys constitution.
Now, there will be two dueling panels working at the same time.
The commission created by this bill would not have a pre-determined set of issues to consider, but would instead be empowered to examine broader questions about New York City government, said Council Speaker Corey Johnson.
The charter last got a major overhaul in 1989.
The commission created by Wednesdays vote will have appointees by the Council, the mayor, the citys five borough presidents, public advocate and controller.
No one elected can dominate and tell the commission where to go or what to do, said Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer.
De Blasio will not veto the bill, a spokeswoman said.