Saturday, April 26, 2014

Community board term limit resolution introduced

From the Queens Chronicle:

A resolution wending its way though the City Council could send a seismic wave through community boards throughout the borough.

Councilman Ben Kallos (D-Manhattan) wants borough presidents and Council members who make appointments to limit them to five consecutive terms; set term limits for board and committee chairmanships; and use things like meeting attendance and committee participation to end the practice of automatic reappointment.

His proposal also seeks to ban the appointment of executive board members of political parties or people serving on the staffs of elected officials.

Resolution 164 has 10 co-sponsors, including Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights), Peter Koo (D-Flushing) and Antonio Reynoso (Brooklyn, Queens).

A resolution doesn't do squat. You need to change the city charter.


Anonymous said...

Time for a change .

Anonymous said...

What? no more Apelian? no more Kelty?

Anonymous said...

Honestly - even if this were enacted, how much would it really affect things? Sounds like Kallos is trying to make a lot of noise to get name recognition.

Anonymous said...

The community boards have no real power and the members are paid no salary. Who cares?

Anonymous said...

A lot of members get kickbacks and community board votes are used as justification to do a lit of nefarious things.

Anonymous said...

Good start,, let this be implemented. Hope communities get community board members who care to make a positive difference and change. Hope the councilman hear's what its residents want and also make positive decisions.