1951 - First Community Planning Councils established by the Manhattan Borough President.
1963 - 62 Community Planning Boards established by the New York City Charter.
1968 - Local Law 39 expands the powers of Community Planning Boards.
1975 - 59 Community Boards established by the Charter Revision Commission.
1989 - Charter Revision Commission changes the structure of City government and increases the role of Community Boards in environmental review process.
Currently, there are 59 Community Boards:
12 in the Bronx
18 in Brooklyn
12 in Manhattan
14 in Queens
3 in Staten Island
(Maximum of 250,000 people per Community District).