|Hon. Padmore John,
The purpose of Manhattan Community Board 9 (MCB9) is to ensure that City services are accessible and responsive to the needs of all residents, organizations, businesses, and institutions in West Harlem. The New York City Charter mandates that all community boards advise and inform their respective constituencies on matters relevant to their immediate neighborhood. Toward this end, MCB9 convenes 10 committee meetings each month: Arts & Culture; Economic Development; Health & Environment; Housing; Landmarks & Preservation; Land Use & Zoning; Safety, Uniform Services, & Transportation; Senior Issues; Waterfronts, Parks, & Recreation; and Youth, Education, & Libraries.