Community Board 5 to host remote public hearing and forum on city’s 2022 budget needs

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Community Board 5 will host a virtual public hearing and forum during their monthly board meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

The meeting’s agenda will include a public hearing regarding the Fiscal Year 2022 Capital and Expense Budget Needs of the City of New York as it relates to the communities CB 5 serves — Ridgewood, Maspeth, Middle Village, Glendale, and parts of Woodside and Rego Park.

CB 5’s District Manager Gary Giordano states that a capital budget item would usually relate to construction needs such as sewers, roadway reconstruction, physical improvement to parks, bridges or other public construction requests.

He added that the budget would also include the need for “more police officers, parks maintenance staff, workers to maintain the city’s sewer and water system, and other requests usually related to personnel.”

The meeting’s public hearing will be followed by a public forum where members of the community can submit testimony on the public hearing’s discussion, as well as reviews of current applications for liquor licenses and building demolition notices.

The meeting will take place via Zoom at 7:30 p.m. It will be livestreamed via YouTube as well as on Community Board 5’s website at nyc.gov/qnscb5.

Members of the public who want to submit testimony for the public hearing or forum — which must be three minutes or less — are asked to pre-register by calling Community Board 5’s office at 718-366-1834 or emailing at qn05@cb.nyc.gov.

Members of the public who would like to submit testimony for the Fiscal Year 2022 Capital and Expense Budget Needs of the City of New York, are asked to submit typed testimony to qn05@cb.nyc.gov by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Testimonies will be read into the record by the Community Board’s district manager or chairperson.