Community boards and their members are governed by several laws and documents. Community boards are established in Chapter 70 ("City Government in the Community") of the New York City Charter. In addition, each of the 59 community boards has its own by-laws.
Read the by-laws of Community Board 2
Although unsalaried, the volunteer members are public officials and are regulated as such. Community board members are subject to Chapter 68 of the New York City Charter ("Conflicts of Interest") and the rules of the City's Conflicts of Interest Board. They must also uphold the New York State Public Officers Law, in particular Article 6, the Freedom of Information Law, and Article 7, the Open Meetings Law.