Friday, January 16, 2009

More Info on Applying to Community Board 6 for the General Board OR the Committees

As there has been some confusion in our community regarding the various deadlines for which to apply to our Community Board 6 for the General Board and for the Committees, we are posting this information:

Community Board applications are accepted all year round, however every year the Borough President must appoint half of the board by the end of March.

Applications that were received by January 1st of this year will be considered for this next round of appointments.

The current board members have until Feb. 16 to submit their re-applications. The reason behind this date difference is due to the ability to process new applications as opposed to re-applications.

People may continue to submit new applications at any time, however the Borough President's office cannot promise that they will receive it and process it in enough time for review by the Borough President and the Council Members for this upcoming term.

Applications for Committees for the Community Board should have been received by Jan 14 (this week).

See the community board website for more details

If you have any more questions about this, please contact Mr. John Heyer at the Borough President's Office.



With the "Protect Our Homes" petition, CORD was formed in May, 2007. This petition arose as an overwhelmingly negative response to the coming of the over-sized 360 Smith Street Development at the corner of Smith Street and Second Place (Aka Oliver House; aka 131 Second Place). This petition, which had well over three thousand signatures, led to a new zoning text amendment in summer of 2008.

To: Our Elected Officials, Community Leaders, The MTA:
(MAY, 2007)

We the undersigned Carroll Gardens homeowners and residents, are appalled by the "as of right" ruling which allows owners and developers to erect buildings in our neighborhood with no regard to the impact they will present to our quality of life and the value of our homes........