The Health, Environment and Social Services Committee is responsible for matters concerning health services including mental health services, sanitation and refuse collection, environmental concerns including sewer maintenance and repair, air pollution, toxic waste, and liquor licensing issues. The committee is also responsible for matters concerning social services, the disabled, the homeless and senior citizens. The committee is responsible for capital and expense budget matters concerning the City's environmental protection, health and social services agencies.
Except for holidays and other conflicts, the committee usually meets at 6:00 pm on the first Wednesday of the month, September-June, in Dining Rooms A&B in The Brooklyn Hospital Center, 121 DeKalb Avenue at St. Felix Street. However, any person planning on attending a committee meeting is encouraged to check the date, time and location on the community board's calendar.