New Yorkers Vote Overwhelmingly to Impose Community Board Term Limits

Posted on: November 8th, 2018 at 5:04 am by

Community Board 3 meeting, July 2017

The people of New York City have spoken, and it’s in favor of term limits for community boards.

The populace voted Tuesday in favor of the controversial “Proposal 3,” which imposes an eight-year term limit on the volunteer members sitting on community boards around the Five Boroughs (i.e. four consecutive two-year terms, but can rejoin after two-year hiatus). The measure, introduced as part of the city’s Charter Revision Commission process, ultimately passed with an overwhelming 72-percent of voters saying “yes.”

Those in opposition to the proposal had argued that a reset of personnel every eight years would result in a loss of institutional knowledge that could be exploited by special interests.

Graph imagery via New York Times

Here on the Lower East Side, we might expect an enema for Community Board 3.

How do you think this change will affect the Lower East Side?

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