Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. released the final report of his
"Like the City and Borough we are comprised of the role, image, and function of the Community Boards has changed and evolved over time. Our charge from the Borough President has been to analyze the constantly evolving roll of the Community Boards and provide our recommendations to adapt this crucial element of our city governance to accurately reflect a modern dynamic,” said Jose Rodriguez, District Manager of Bronx Community Board #4 and chairman of the task force. “As such, it is the assessment of this Task Force that the aforementioned recommendations take the most effective and cost efficient approach in ensuring the stability and function of the Community Boards while increasing services and the manner in which they are delivered. The recommendations highlighted provide a multi-disciplined approach including policy, social service, and technology. It is the belief of this Task Force that this multi-pronged approach is vital to promote the continued growth and success of our city and Borough."
The full report can be read at: http://on.nyc.gov/1bEkcLY
The duties of board member include participating in recommendations regarding city budget priorities that affect the social, economic, health and safety needs of the community. Members also advise government agencies and elected officials on matters relating to the welfare of the district and its residents.