Monday, March 31, 2008

Bklink: Community Board Cuts

Community Boards are considered valuable by some and scorned by others, but they perform some vital functions at the most basic community level. The boards, however, are facing 5-8 percent cuts, "which may not sound like much, but cut into already limited resources...After all, the CBs serve the equivalent of decent-sized cities, as the districts contain 35,000 to 200,000 people, but have a paid staff of three. (The board members are volunteer appointees, as are committee members.) Perhaps the main role the CBs play is in advising and/or voting on major land use issues...However, unlike independent cities of equivalent size, the CBs don't have professional staff in planning and other departments."--AYR



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