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NYC Neighborhood & Community District Research: CB Basics

New York City Resources to help you research your NYC Community District, and to complete your CD Beat Memo.

CB Basics

  • Each Community District has a Community Board serving as the local representative board of city gov’t
  • 59 community boards in NYC.
  • Each one consists of up to 50 unsalaried members, half of whom are nominated by their district's City Council members.
  • Has committees, holds monthly meetings and public hearings.
  • Plays advisory role in issues involving community welfare, including land use and zoning issues, and making recommendations in the city's budget process.
  • District manager (salaried position) appointed by board.

Source: Mayor's Community Affairs Unit, About Community Boards