By Carol Tannenhauser
Community Board 7 (CB7) will hold its first Full Board Meeting of 2022 this Tuesday, January 4th, via Zoom. “The public is welcome and encouraged to attend, and may access the meetings using a computer or tablet (with or without video), or by using a phone,” according to the website. Here is the link to register:
Tops on January’s agenda is approving the list of street fairs for the coming season — usually there are about a dozen, though the schedule and the impact on the local community has been contentious in the past. The committee will also discuss the proposed $77 million renovation of the Delacorte Theater in Central Park — a plan we first wrote about here.
They’ll also be talking about the M96/M106 bus layover, as well as facilities construction and scaffolding at schools in the CB7 district.
The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at, basically, your guess is as good as mine. Estimated times are given on the agenda for the start and duration of each issue being addressed, with an emphasis on “estimated.”
See the full agenda for Tuesday’s meeting here:
The meeting also includes reports from the NYPD 20th, 24th & Central Park Precincts and FDNY, as well as from the Manhattan Borough President and other elected and agency officials or representatives. They are granted one minute and encouraged to share their top two priorities and post their newsletters in the Chat for additional information.
Finally comes (what this reporter considers the most important segment of the evening): the Community Session, which is estimated to start at 8:05 p.m. “We welcome all members of our community (residents, businesses, community-based organizations) who would like to speak on issues of interest to them,” the website says. “Members of the community are granted two minutes for remarks, and we will also accept a written copy for the record.”
Upper West Siders can get pretty passionate, especially when the subject involves their children, their parents, their community, or bike lanes! This is the time and place for your voice to be heard — not only in WSR’s comments!
Again, the meeting is on Zoom on Tuesday, January 4th, at 6:30 p.m. CB7 asks for pre-registration at least a day before the meeting. Click here to register.