It’s that time of year again, when Brooklyn Community Board 6 reconstitutes the composition of its standing committees.
Although CB6 committee membership must be comprised primarily of a majority of board members, membership is also open to non-board members as well.
This allows for broader, grassroots public representation on the community board’s standing committees, and encourages and facilitates citizen participation in local government within its communities.
The Brooklyn CB6 district includes the neighborhoods of Carroll Gardens/South Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, Columbia Street District, Gowanus, Park Slope, and Red Hook.
Individuals who wish to serve on a committee can pick up a Committee Membership Request form from the CB6 District Office at 250 Baltic Street, Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., or download the form from the CB6 website at www.brookl
Appointments to committees for a seven-month term are effective February 1, 2009. Pending approval of proposed by-laws revisions, they will be shifting their annual appointment calendar to begin September 1 each year beginning in 2009.
There will be a second, mandatory application process during Summer 2009 for September 1 committee appointments.
Non-board members who are appointed to a committee enjoy the same participatory rights and are expected to fulfill the same member-related responsibilities as board members serving on committees.
The CB6 Committees open to public participants are as follows:
• Economic/Waterfront/Community Development and Housing
• Landmarks/Land Use
• Parks/Recreation/Cultural Affairs
• Public Safety/Environmental Protection/Licenses/Permits
• Youth/Human Services/Education.
Committee Membership Request forms must be received at the District Office no later than January 14, for consideration in initial annual reconstitution of committees.
Additional requests for membership may be made at any time throughout the year, but appointments will be made based on the availability of openings.