Board committees do most of the planning and work on the issues that are brought to action at community board meetings. Each community board establishes the committee structure and procedures it feels will best meet the needs of its district. Committees may be functional committees that deal with specific Charter mandates (e.g. "Land Use Review" and "Budget" committees) or agency committees that relate to a particular agency (e.g. "Police" and "Sanitation" committees), among other structures. Non-board members may apply to join or work on board committees, which helps provide additional expertise and manpower.
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The Executive Committee is responsible for coordinating the work of committees; all matters not assigned to other committees; By-Laws and procedures; personnel; budget; site selection for meetings and hearings of the full Community Board; and other duties as assigned by the By-Laws or the Board.
Vincent Arcuri, Chairperson
The Education Committee is responsible for oversight relating to education in the Community Board 5, Queens area.
Pat Grayson, Chairperson
Environmental Services Committee
The Environmental Services Committee is responsible for oversight relating to air and noise, sewer/water maintenance and operations, water pollution control, water supply, and other matters relating to environmental conservation and protection.
Brian Dooley, Chairperson
Health & Human Services Committee
The Health and Human Services Committee is responsible for oversight relating to environmental health services, public health services, emergency medical services, hospital services, and human resource, senior and social service programs.
Robert Cermeli, Chairperson
Housing Services Committee
The Housing Services Committee is responsible for oversight relating to the district's housing stock, programs of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (including code enforcement, demolition and seal up) and services of the Department of Buildings.
Henry Cross, Co-Chair
Kathleen Knight, Co-Chair
Special Committee Regarding Homeless Issues
Dmytro Fedkowskyj, Chairperson
Special Committee on Industrial Development
Ted Renz, Chairperson
Library Services Committee
The Library Services Committee is responsible for oversight relating to library services.
Sarah Feldman, Chairperson
Parks and Recreation Services Committee
The Parks and Recreation Services Committee is responsible for oversight relating to the district's parks, parks facilities repairs and rehabilitation, parks maintenance, parks-related recreation facilities and programs, forestry, and horticulture.
Steven Fiedler, Chairperson
Public Safety Services Committee
The Public Safety Services Committee is responsible for oversight relating to the Police and Fire Departments and other public safety-related issues or agencies as they affect the district.
Robert Holden, Chairperson
Public Transit Services Committee
The Public Transit Services Committee is responsible for oversight of buses, subways and railroads; franchises relative to bus routes and shelters; and any other mass transit-type services.
Ted Renz, Co-Chair
John Maier, Co-Chair
Sanitation Services Committee
The Sanitation Services Committee is responsible for oversight relating to sanitation enforcement services, refuse collection, street cleaning, waste disposal, vacant lot cleaning, and snow removal.
Paul Kerzner, Co-Chair
Patricia Grayson, Co-Chair
Transportation Services Committee
The Transportation Services Committee is responsible for oversight relating to the district's streets, highways, and bridges; parking operations; street maintenance/reconstruction; traffic control and enforcement; traffic signals and signs; truck and snow emergency route designation; air transportation; franchises; detours relative to any project; street lighting; and street mapping and demapping when not related to a zoning change or variance.
Vincent Arcuri, Co-Chair
Tobias Bloch, Co-Chair
Youth Services Committee
The Youth Services Planning Committee is responsible for oversight relating to community youth programs and services to youth.
Kathy Masi, Co-Chair
Patricia Crowley, Co-Chair
Zoning and Land Use Review Committee
Walter Sanchez, Chairperson
The Zoning and Land Use Review Committee is responsible for zoning changes; revocable consents; site selection; zoning variances and special permits; franchises and revocable consents; review of proposed amendments to the Uniform Land Use Review Procedures (ULURP); and street mapping and demapping when related to zoning changes or variances. The voting members of this committee consist of a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 Board members. Only members of the Community Board may be members of this committee.