Be a voice for your neighborhood: CB applications now open
Ever thought about joining your local community board? Now’s your chance.
Borough President Eric Adams is encouraging Brooklynites to apply for an opening on one of the borough’s 18 community boards.
Community boards weigh in on matters like land use proposals, street co-namings and traffic changes, among others. Though their recommendations are purely advisory, the boards can act as organizing forces in their neighborhoods. Community board opposition has, at times, proven effective in squashing development plans and rezonings, bike lane installations and liquor licenses.
You must be 16 or older to apply for a seat on a community board. Applications for 2020 appointments and re-appointments are due by Friday, Feb. 14, and can be filled out on the borough president’s website. According to Adams’ office, the application is available “on a rolling basis to encourage a robust, diverse pool of submissions year-round.”