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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

You're Invited To Community Board 8 Full Meeting On Roosevelt Island Wednesday May 17 At Manhattan Park Theater Club - Public Session If You Wish To Speak Too

Manhattan Community Board 8

is holding it's full Board Meeting on Roosevelt Island Wednesday May 17 starting 6:30 PM at the Manhattan Park Theater Club (8 River Road). The public is invited to attend.

Below is the Agenda:

Call to Order

1. Public Session – Those who wish to speak during the Public Session must register to do so by 6:45 pm

2. Adoption of the Agenda

3. Adoption of the Minutes

4. Manhattan Borough President’s Report

5. Elected Officials’ Reports

6. Chair’s Report – Jim Clynes

7. Committee Reports and Action Items:

1. Street Life Committee-Abraham Salcedo, Chair

2. Landmarks Committee-David Helpern and Jane Parshall, Co-Chairs

3. Transportation Committee-A. Scott Falk and Charles Warren, Co-Chairs

4. Parks Committee-Susan Evans and Margaret Price, Co-Chairs

5. Street Fairs Committee-Barbara Chocky and Lorraine Johnson, Co-Chairs

James G. Clynes, Chairman
According to CB 8:

Community Board 8 represents the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Roosevelt Island. Specifically, our area extends from the north side of East 59th Street to the south side of East 96th Street, Fifth Avenue to the East River, and Roosevelt Island.
Community Board 8 reviews and makes recommendations on applications for:

Zoning Text Amendments
Building variances and special permits
Liquor licenses
Sidewalk cafes
Street Fairs
Changes to landmarked buildings or buildings in historic districts

The Community Board also monitors traffic and transportation issues, capital projects in the parks, economic development, public safety issues and the concerns of seniors and youth. The Community Board and the Board office work closely with city, state and federal elected officials; community groups; and other city agencies on these issues. In addition to the work described above, every Community Board plays a role in the Citywide budget process. Each year, the board submits a "District Statement of Needs." Every Fall, the Budget Committee holds a public hearing to determine our priorities for the City's Capital and Expense Budgets. You are encouraged to attend! The District Statement of Needs is available online here and the Budget Priorities are available in the Board 8 Office....
More information on CB 8 available at their web site and Twitter feed.