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Committees

By-Laws

  • Chair: Richard Guay
  • Meets: As needed
  • Purpose: The By-Laws Committee meets to discuss changes to the Board's By-Laws (our constitution), which mandates the structure of the Board and its meetings. The Committee places amendments to the By-Laws before the Board for a vote and keeps the Board Members aware of the amendments being proposed.

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Capital and Expense Budget

  • Chair: John Garcia
  • Meets: As needed
  • Purpose: The Capital and Expense Budget Committee is responsible for voting on the Board's local budget priorities. The Committee's vote takes place after a Public Hearing which is typically held on the second Wednesday of October. Those priorities are then presented to the entire Board for a vote.

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Economic Development

  • Chair: VACANT
  • Meets: As needed
  • Purpose: The Economic Development Committee meets to discuss issues involving our industrial and commercial areas and ways in which we can improve the local economy and job base.

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Education

  • Chair: Ceasar Zuniga
  • Meets: As needed
  • Purpose: The Education Committee meets to discuss issues on school policies and construction/repair.

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Executive

  • Chair: Daniel Murphy
  • Meets: As needed
  • Purpose: The Executive Committee is made up of the Board's Officers and meets monthly to determine future agendas and what issues to pursue.

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Health

  • Chair: Cynthia Gonzalez

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Housing

  • Chair: Marcela Mitaynes
  • Meets: As needed
  • Purpose: The Housing Committee meets to discuss home ownership and tenant/landlord issues, housing quality and affordability, services available to tenants and homeowners though governmental and community-based agencies.

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Immigration

  • Chair: Edward Cerna
  • Meets: As need
  • Purpose: The Immigration Committee meets to discuss the numerous issues that affect the many immigrant populations who reside in the community.

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Land Use/Landmarks

  • Chair: John Fontillas
  • Meets: As needed
  • Purpose: As defined in the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure pursuant to Section 197-c of the New York City Charter, the Land Use Committee meets to determine the Board's response to proposed changes to zoning and land use. The committee usually meets right after a public hearing and reports its findings at the next Board Meeting.

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Membership and Attendance

  • Chair: Beatrice DeSapio
  • Meets: Monthly
  • Purpose: The Membership and Attendance Committee meets right before our monthly Board Meetings and reviews the attendance of our Board Members, review the records of Board Members who leave the public meeting within an hour and hold formal hearings on the attendance of Board Members. The committee can make a recommendation to remove a Board Member to the entire Board.

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Parks

  • Chair: Victor Swinton
  • Meets: As needed
  • Purpose: The Parks Committee meets to discuss issues of parks use, policy, maintenance and repair.

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Personnel/Internal Budget

  • Chair: Joan Botti
  • Meets: As needed
  • Purpose: The Personnel/Internal Budget Committee screens, recommends and supervises all employees of the Board. They also prepare and submit an annual budget to the Board.

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Public Safety

  • Chair: Carmen Maria Rey
  • Meets: As needed
  • Purpose: The Public Safety Committee meets to discuss local issues involving police, fire, emergency services and emergency preparedness (in case of natural disasters, terrorism, power outages etc.) and other quality of life concerns.

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Sanitation and Environment

  • Chair: Sam Sierra
  • Meets: As needed
  • Purpose: The Sanitation/Environment Committee meets to discuss issues involving the Department of Sanitation, sewer and water issues and the numerous State and Federal environmental agencies. The committee also looks at sources of local pollution and sanitary problems.

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Site Selection

  • Chair: Joan Botti
  • Meets: As needed
  • Purpose: The Site Selection Committee makes recommendations on the siting of public facilities within the district's boundaries.

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Transportation

  • Chair: Zachary Jasie
  • Meets: As needed
  • Purpose: The Transportation Committee holds meetings on transportation infrastructure, traffic movement, truck routes, highway safety and pedestrian safety.

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Youth

  • Chair: Vacant
  • Meets: As needed
  • Purpose: The Youth Service Committee examines issues affecting the youth of the community including recreation, education and employment programs.

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