Community boards of the Bronx
Community boards of the Bronx are the 12 New York City community boards in the borough of the Bronx, which are the appointed advisory groups of the community districts that advise on land use and zoning, participate in the city budget process, and address service delivery in their district.
Community boards are each composed of up to 50 volunteer members appointed by the Bronx borough president, half from nominations by City Council members representing the community district (i.e., whose council districts cover part of the community district). Additionally, all City Council members representing the community district are non-voting, ex officio board members.
The 1963 revision of the New York City Charter extended the Borough of Manhattan's "Community Planning Councils" (est. 1951) to the outer boroughs as "Community Planning Boards", which are now known as "Community Boards".
The 1975 revision of the New York City Charter set the number of Community Districts/Boards to 59, established the position of the district manager for the community districts, and created the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) which gave the community boards the authority to review land use proposals such as zoning actions, and special permits.
|Community District (CD)||Region||Area||Pop.
|Neighborhoods & areas||District Manager||NYPD Precinct & commander|
|Bronx CD 1
|South Bronx||7.17 km2 (2.77 sq mi)||91,497||12,761||Melrose, Mott Haven, Port Morris, and The Hub shopping district||Vacant||40th Robert M. Gallitelli|
|Bronx CD 2
|South Bronx||5.54 km2 (2.14 sq mi)||52,246||9,792||Hunts Point, Longwood||Rafael Acevedo||41st Jeremy Scheublin|
|Bronx CD 3
|South Bronx||4.07 km2 (1.57 sq mi)||79,762||19,598||Claremont, Crotona Park East (East Morrisania), Morrisania||John Dudley||42nd Carlos Ghonz|
|Bronx CD 4
|West Bronx||5.28 km2 (2.04 sq mi)||146,441||27,735||Concourse (Concourse Village), Highbridge||Paul Philps||44th Louis Deceglie|
|Bronx CD 5
|West Bronx||3.55 km2 (1.37 sq mi)||128,200||36,145||Fordham (split with Bronx CD 7), Morris Heights, Mount Hope, University Heights, and Fordham Plaza shopping district||Ken Brown||46th Richard Brea|
|Bronx CD 6
|West Bronx||4.01 km2 (1.55 sq mi)||83,268||20,765||Bathgate, Belmont, East Tremont, West Farms||John Sanchez||48th Joseph G. Tompkins|
|Bronx CD 7
|West Bronx||4.84 km2 (1.87 sq mi)||139,286||28,778||Bedford Park, Jerome Park Kingsbridge, Norwood, University Heights, Fordham (split with Bronx CD 5)||Ischia Bravo||52nd Thomas J. Alps|
|Bronx CD 8
|West Bronx||8.83 km2 (3.41 sq mi)||101,731||11,521||Fieldston, Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge Heights, Marble Hill (technically part of NY County), Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil, Van Cortlandt Village||Ciara Gannon||50th Emilio Melendez|
|Bronx CD 9
|East Bronx||12.41 km2 (4.79 sq mi)||172,298||13,884||Bronx River, Bruckner, Castle Hill, Clason Point, Harding Park, Parkchester, Soundview, Unionport||William Rivera||43rd Benjamin D. Gurley|
|Bronx CD 10
|East Bronx||16.76 km2 (6.47 sq mi)||120,392||7,183||City Island, Co-op City, Locust Point, Pelham Bay (neighborhood), Throggs Neck, Westchester Square||Matthew Cruz||45th Thomas Fraser|
|Bronx CD 11
|East Bronx||9.32 km2 (3.60 sq mi)||113,232||12,149||Allerton, Bronxdale, Indian Village, Laconia, Morris Park, Pelham Gardens, Pelham Parkway (neighborhood), Van Nest||Jeremy Warneke||49th Andrew Natiw|
|Bronx CD 12
|Primarily East Bronx||14.56 km2 (5.62 sq mi)||152,344||10,463||Baychester, Eastchester (and Edenwald), Fish Bay, Olinville, Wakefield, Williamsbridge, Woodlawn||George Torres||47th Erik Hernandez|
|The Bronx||All||110 km2 (42 sq mi)||1,455,720 (in 2016)||13,233.8||East Bronx, West Bronx (including the South Bronx)||Thomas Lucania,
Community Boards Unit Director
|Bronx Community Boards website|
|Max. number of|
|The Bronx||Vanessa Gibson||12||600|
The Bronx Borough Board
The Bronx Borough Board is composed of the borough president, New York City Council members whose districts are part of the borough, and the chairperson of each community board in the Bronx.
The current borough board is composed of the 22 members listed in the table below:
|Bronx Community District 1||Chairperson||Betty Bryant-Brown|
|Bronx Community District 2||Chairperson||Roberto Crespo|
|Bronx Community District 3||Chairperson||Gloria Alston|
|Bronx Community District 4||Chairperson||Kathleen Saunders|
|Bronx Community District 5||Chairperson||Bola Omotosho|
|Bronx Community District 6||Chairperson||Evonne Capers|
|Bronx Community District 7||Chairperson||Emmanuel Martinez|
|Bronx Community District 8||Chairperson||Laura Spalter|
|Bronx Community District 9||Chairperson||Brandon Ganaishlal|
|Bronx Community District 10||Chairperson||Joseph Russo|
|Bronx Community District 11||Chairperson||Al D’Angelo|
|Bronx Community District 12||Chairperson||William Hall|
|City Council District 8||Council member||Diana Ayala||Also a member of the Manhattan Borough Board|
|City Council District 11||Council member||Eric Dinowitz|
|City Council District 12||Council member||Kevin Riley|
|City Council District 13||Council member||Marjorie Velázquez|
|City Council District 14||Council member||Pierina Sanchez|
|City Council District 15||Council member||Oswald Feliz|
|City Council District 16||Council member||Althea Stevens|
|City Council District 17||Council member||Rafael Salamanca|
|City Council District 18||Council member||Amanda Farías|
|Borough of The Bronx||Borough President||Vanessa Gibson|
Within the borough of The Bronx there are three Joint Interest Areas (JIA), which are outside of the jurisdiction of individual community districts, and have their own district number. The three JIAs in the county of The Bronx are:
- District 27 - Bronx Park, 2010 Census population: 1351
- District 28 - Pelham Bay Park, 2010 Census population: 432
- District 26 - Van Cortlandt Park, 2010 Census population: Zero
Notable people who were community board members and/or staffers prior to becoming elected officials:
- Rafael Salamanca (CB2 member and District Manager)
- Eric Stevenson (politician) (CB3 member)
- Latoya Joyner (CB4 member)
- Adolfo Carrión Jr. (CB5 District Manager)
- List of Bronx neighborhoods
- Borough boards of New York City
- Government of New York City
- New York City Council
- Borough president
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