NYC Community Boards and their members are governed by the laws set forth in Chapter 70 (“City Government in the Community”) of the New York City Charter.

Although unsalaried, volunteer Board Members are public officials subject to Chapter 68 (“Conflicts of Interest”) of the New York City Charter and the rules of the City’s Conflicts of Interest Board. They must also uphold the New York State Public Officers Law, in particular Article 6, the Freedom of Information Law; and Article 7, the Open Meetings Law.

In addition, each of the 59 Community Boards is required to have its own Bylaws. Read the Bylaws of BKCB2.