Brooklyn Beep Marty Markowitz wants you, the citizens of Brooklyn, to join your Community Board. Sure, you don’t get paid, but you do get to shape public policy…. errrr sumthin’. Here’s the official press release:
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz is calling on all Brooklynites interested in advocating for issues important to their communities—including land use, zoning, the City Budget, and municipal service delivery—to apply for representation on their local Community Board. Current members are also encouraged to apply for reappointment. The deadline to submit an application is Monday, February 22, 2010.
“Community boards are truly the heart and soul of municipal government in Brooklyn and New York City—they are the entry point for New Yorkers who love their neighborhoods and wish to be involved in the planning and development process,” said BP Markowitz.
There are 59 Community Boards throughout the City—18 in Brooklyn—each comprised of up to 50 unsalaried members appointed by the borough president. Board members are selected by the borough presidents from among active, involved people of each community, with an effort made to assure that every neighborhood is represented. Board members must reside or have some other significant interest in the community.
For more information and an application, visit www.brooklyn-usa.org and click on the “Brooklyn Community Board Applications” button.