Conflicts of Interest

Although community board members are volunteers, they are subject to the Conflict of Interest rules same as all city employees.

The Conflicts of Interest Board (COIB) is charged with interpreting and enforcing the conflicts of interest code for New York City's public servants, contained in Chapter 68 of the City Charter.

Chapter 68 of the City Charter is the comprehensive ethics code for all of New York City’s public servants. Enacted to preserve both the perception and reality of integrity in City government, Chapter 68 contains bright-line standards to govern conflicts between the public duties and private interests of its public servants. It covers such topics as gifts, outside employment, volunteering, political activities, and misuse of position.