Community Board Five serves as a representative voice of the community.
The board has several committees, organized by topic area, that review applications before us as well as local issues that affect the community. The committees do the research work necessary to arrive at an informed position and present their recommendations to the full board. The full board issues advisory opinions in the form of resolutions that incorporate feedback received from the community. These resolutions become the board’s official position.
Committee meetings and full board meetings take place monthly. The public is welcome to attend any of these meetings. At our full board meeting, we offer a public session during which members of the public can sign up to speak for two minutes on any topic they choose.
As an independent, non-partisan organization, the community board also oversees the delivery of municipal services. In this role, we take complaints from residents and business owners and work closely with city agencies, as well as city, state and federal elected officials, to address concerns and find solutions.