Core and Working Principles

Community Board 7 serves the residents, institutions, businesses, visitors, and other stakeholders of Manhattan's Upper West Side. We hold as our guiding context:

Inclusion: to value diversity, consideration of others, and promotion of the common good.

Quality of Life: to value the availability and continuous improvement of resources, infrastructure, public space, programs, services, and economic, socio-cultural, and educational opportunities that foster safe and active healthy living for all.

Sustainability: to value those who came before us, and those who have yet to arrive; to embrace policies and practices that are economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable for generations to come.

Interdependence: to value our place in the world, recognizing that our interests, resources, and actions connect us with communities and ecosystems across the globe; to embrace policies and practices that allow all communities to thrive.

Participation: to value honest, transparent, responsive, and democratic governance, collaborative engagement, and the right of every person to be informed and heard, even in the context of respectful disagreement.