This ordinance would create a ballot proposition to amend the Home Rule Charter of the City and Borough to establish an empowered Aquatics board. The proposed Charter language is the same that is currently used for the Docks and Harbors board and Airport board. The effect of the amendment, if approved by voters, would be to allow the Assembly to create an "empowered" board free of the restrictions imposed on boards by Charter section 3.16.
Version (b) amends the ordinance by replacing all references to "pools" with references to "aquatics facilities." The revisions are shown in italics.
Section 14.2 of the City Charter requires six Assembly votes to change the charter.