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Charter Revision

Annual training for community board members at AMNH under the whale!

Attendees of the community board reception gather in AMNH's Whale RoomCommunity board members from across Manhattan gathered Tuesday for a reception in the American Museum of Natural History’s cavernous Milstein Hall of Ocean Life to reconnect with each other and learn more about their roles.

Jim Caras, General Counsel and Land Use Director in my office made a presentation on the passage of the City Council’s Charter Revision Commission (as opposed to the Mayor’s version underway now). Hearings are due to be conducted this fall on the wide-ranging scope of topics the Commission will address.

I was delighted to announce to all that there are seven more Community Board members who are 16 and 17 years old, bringing the total to 20—helping to train the next generation of civic leaders. No one has more of a stake in ensuring New York is more successful, more sustainable, and more affordable in the decades to come than young New Yorkers.

It was great to see everyone and thank them for the hard work they do.