How can I apply to be a Community Board Ten Member?
You can complete the attached form and mail it to the Borough President's office listed on the application.
Community Board Application
Where can I get a copy of the minutes of Recent Board Meetings.
We have listed General Meetings from January 2008 to present on this web-site. Just log on to the Committee's section and the minutes can be found under Downloads. If you would like a copy of past meetings please email us at email@example.com
Who are the current members of Community Board 10?
Kevin Peter Carroll
Mary Ann Walsh
Who are the Elected Officials for Community Board 10?
ELECTED OFFICIALS – FEBRUARY 2011
Honorable Michael Grimm Brooklyn Office:
13th Congressional District 7308 13th Ave.
265 New Dorp Lane, 2nd Floor Bklyn, NY 11228
Staten Island, N.Y. 10306 718-630-5277
718-351-1062 FAX 718-980-0768 Fax-718-630-5388
Honorable Jerrold Nadler
8th Congressional District
445 Neptune Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224
718-373-3198 FAX 718-996-0039
Honorable Diane Savino
23rd Senatorial District
36 Richmond Terrace, Suite 112
Staten Island, NY 10301
718-727-9406 FAX 718-727-9426
Honorable Martin J. Golden
22nd Senatorial District
7408 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209
718-238-6044 FAX 718-238-6170
Honorable Vincent Gentile
43rd Council District
8703 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209
718-748-5200 FAX 718-748-5222
Honorable Sara Gonzalez
38th Council District
5601 5th Avenue, Store 2
Brooklyn, NY 11220
718-439-9012 FAX 718-439-9042
Honorable Alec Brook-Krasny
46th Assembly District
8703 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209
718-266-0267 FAX 718-266-5391
Honorable Dov Hikind
48th Assembly District
Brooklyn, NY 11219
718-853-9616 FAX 718-436-5734
Honorable Nicole Malliotakis
60th Assembly District Brooklyn Office:
586 Midland Avenue, Suite 1B 7408 5th Ave.
Staten Island, N.Y. 10306 Bklyn, NY 11209
718-667-5891 FAX 718-667-5879
Honorable Felix Ortiz
51st Assembly District
404 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11220
718-492-6334 FAX 718-492-6435
Honorable Peter Abbate
49th Assembly District
6604 17th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11204
718-236-1764 FAX 718-234-0986
Honorable Peter Abbate
(Satellite Office open Wed, Thur, Fri)
6605 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11219
718-232-9565 FAX 718-837-2526
PUBLIC ADVOCATE Bill deBlasio
Municipal Building, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10007
212-669-4092 FAX 212-669-4701
Honorable James Oddo
50th Council District
900 South Avenue – Suite 403
Staten Island, NY 10314
718-980-1017 FAX 718-980-1051
BOROUGH PRESIDENT Marty Markowitz
Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-802-3700 FAX 718-802-3522
Community Board 10 Elected Officials - January 2011
What is a Community Board?
New York City is divided into 59 geographic Community Districts, each one having a respective Community Board. The Community Boards are municipal bodies of up to 50 representative Board Members. Board Members are appointed by their respective Borough President, half of them at the recommendation of their local City Council Member. They serve in a voluntary capacity for two year staggered terms. Board Members are your neighbors - people who live, work, own a business, or have some other significant interest in the Community District. The Community Board hires a District Manager who is responsible for running the District Office.
What does the Community Board do?
The Community Board is the official municipal body whose primary mission is to advise elected officials and government agencies on matters affecting the social welfare of the district. Brooklyn Community Board Ten (“CB10”) meets on the third Monday of each month, except during January and February when, due to holidays on the third Monday, we meet on the fourth Monday of the month. The Board does not normally meet during July and August unless the need for a special Board Meeting arises. All meetings are open to the public. In an attempt to maximize accessibility, the general meetings are held at different locations within the district. We are your local non-partisan interface to the many offices and agencies of City government. Contact us if you would like to receive email notices of meetings.
Who does Brooklyn CB10 represent?
CB10 represents the neighborhoods of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, and Fort Hamilton. Its current Chairwoman is Joanne Seminara, and its District Manager is Josephine Beckmann.
What is the current population of Community District Ten?
Community Board Ten has a population of 122,542.
When does Community Board Ten meet?
CB10 normally meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:15 p.m., except for January and February, when we meet on the fourth Monday. In addition to a monthly Board meeting, various committees also convene to discuss local issues.
What are the current committees?
Standing committees of CB10 include: Budget and Personnel; Environmental; Parks; Communications & Public Relations; Police & Public Safety; Senior Issues, Housing, Health & Welfare; Traffic & Transportation; Youth Services, Education & Libraries; and Zoning & Land Use.
The history of Community Boards can be found on New York City’s Web Site under the Mayors Community Assistance Unit (CAU).
What issues does CB10 get involved in?
Community Boards in general have three distinct areas of focus - land use, budget and service delivery. CB10, in its advisory capacity, sponsors public meetings where topical issues involving the projects, programs and policies that affect the district will be presented, discussed and, at times, debated in an open forum.
The Community Board routinely reviews applications that involve the acquisition, disposition and/or significant change of use of City-owned
properties. It hosts Public Hearings and sponsors open meetings to discuss and formulate recommendations on land use matters coming before it. The Community Board is the first stage at which land use matters are formally reviewed in accordance with the City’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP).
In addition to matters pertaining to City property, the Community Board also reviews items related to private properties where property owners are seeking approval to use, develop or otherwise modify a property in a way that would not automatically be allowable under the property’s zoning designation. Other forms of land use reviews may involve properties in Landmark Districts or voluntary informational presentations by property owners.
The Community Boards are required to submit to the Mayor and the City Council their Capital (projects) and Expense (programs and services) budget priorities in the formulation of the City’s budget. CB10 is constantly receiving input from the public on projects, programs and services that get funded in the City’s budget which is formulated by the Mayor and the City Council, with input from the Borough Presidents.
The day-to-day processing of citizen complaints and requests for municipal services are handled by the District Office under the supervision of the District Manager. The District Office is prepared to take complaints and requests for service from any constituent of the district. It is important to contact the District Office with complaints and requests for services so that the Community Board can monitor and work toward improving service delivery in the district. Calls such as these also provide the Community Board with important indicators of the levels of resources that might be most needed in the district, reflected by the types of calls received.
Are there By Laws?
Yes, please see the link below for Community Board Ten By Laws.
CB10 By Laws
Where can I find the Board's annual District Needs, Expense, and Budget Priority statements?
These can be downloaded from our Neighborhood Info page...
How do I speak at a Community Board meeting?
A section of every general Community Board meeting is set aside for the board to hear from the public. At the front of the meeting room there will be a sign-in sheet labeled “Public Session” where anyone is invited to sign in to speak for up to three minutes. The Chairperson will acknowledge speakers in the order they sign in. No pre-registration is necessary.
What does the District Office do?
The CB10 District Office has two primary functions - to process citizen complaints and requests for services, and to provide administrative support for the Community Board. The District Office maintains all the public records of the activities of the Community Board and is responsible for setting up and preparing notices of all Community Board meetings and functions. Additionally, the District Office processes Street Activity Permits for Block Party street closures, requests for Tree Plantings, monitors the delivery of municipal services and, in general, acts as a one stop shopping point for information and referrals pertaining to all City government matters. The District Office is a professional, non-partisan office and there are no fees for any service provided.
What kinds of complaints does CB10 handle?
Just about any complaint that involves a municipal service can be called in to the District Office. This includes such items as, but is not limited to:
Reporting a pothole, requesting street resurfacing
A tree that needs pruning, stump or dead tree removal, new tree planting
Missing or damaged signs
Malfunctioning street lights
Clogged catch basin, water leaks, leaking fire hydrants, odors
Missed garbage collection or holiday pickup questions
Building permit questions, zoning inquiries
These are some examples of the more common complaints that are called in to the District Office. By acting as the community’s eyes and ears and reporting items such as this to the Community Board you can take away the satisfaction of having made a positive contribution to improving the quality of life in your neighborhood. A common mistake people make is that they assume that someone else will report a problem; many problems go unreported because of this. You have the power to make a positive change in your community with just one phone call.
How do I report a complaint?
Email us at complaints @ Brooklyncb10.org. Call the District office at (718) 745-6827. Write to us or visit our District Office at 8119 5th Avenue during regular business hours. We want to hear from you!
Please note all pertinent information (e.g. exact location or street address, cross streets, etc.) related to the type of complaint you wish to report must be included. Having insufficient information or the wrong address may only serve to delay our efforts to help resolve the problem. We suggest that you have as much information as possible available at the time that you call. Remember, in order for us to help resolve your complaint, you must help us by accurately identifying the problem. The District Office will follow up with you in writing.
Want to be listed in our Website resource directory?
The Website Directory Submission Form is to be used by persons wishing to submit an organization for listing in the Brooklyn Community Board 10 on-line resource directory. To be eligible for inclusion the organization should ideally be based in, or share in whole or in substantial part its primary service area with, the Brooklyn Community Board 10 district. Listings that appear on the website must either be of government agencies, non-profit organizations, community based organizations or other organizations that are not primarily organized to be commercial or partisan in nature.