Archive for August, 2011

Nobody Told Us! How to be in the know…

Local Community Board Meeting

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Nobody told us!  It’s a common complaint which usually involves quality of life issues in your local neighborhood inclusive of, but not limited to housing, reconstruction, schools, parks, public safety, libraries, environment, traffic, bike lanes, sidewalk cafes, sanitation transfer centers, economic development, land use and zoning issues.

With so many citizens in the news voicing their outrage about community issues once plans are already in motion, it is my concern that many are not aware of community outreach efforts in place because they are not involved with their local community board.  Well, now is the time to get into the notification loop!  Your community board meetings are back in session starting in September and here’s your chance to find out what projects and initiatives are being reviewed so you and your neighbors can provide your comments, issues and concerns.  Instead of fighting what has already been approved, find out what’s going on now so you can provide your insight for the good of your neighborhood.

It’s easy to find out information about your community board.  One simple way is to google your query “find local community board” along with your address, or you may wish to contact a local elected official.

Your community boards are a wealth of information, take a look at their website, check out the agendas, get involved, take back your neighborhood and get your neighbors involved!

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”     Margaret Mead, anthropologist