Committees

Judith E. Schneider and A. Scott Falk, Co-Chairs
Matt Bondy
Barbara Chocky
Margaret Price
Barbara Rudder
M. Barry Schneider
Hedi White

CUNY-MSK Task Force Committee
Nicholas D. Viest, Chair
A. Scott Falk
Edward Hartzog
David Kleckner
Margret Price
Barbara Rudder
Judy Schneider
M. Barry Schneider
Teri Slater
Marco Tomayo
Elaine Walsh

The Budget Committee has three major functions. First, the Committee reviews the Mayor's annual Executive Budget and makes recommendations for additions or modifications. Second, after holding public hearings, the Committee compiles a list of expense and capital priorities. These recommendations are then voted on by the full board and presented to city officials. Third, the Committee develops the Board's internal budget within the guidelines set by city officials.

Roy H. Carlin and Barbara Chocky – Co-Chairs
John Bartos
A. Scott Falk
Jacqueline Ludorf
Domenico Minerva

The Communications Committee supports the Chairperson of CB8M in communicating the Board's activities to the outside world. It prepares a monthly Communications Committee report and produces and moderates “CB8 Speaks”, a monthly cable TV show that appears on public access TV (Manhattan Neighborhood Network) on Time Warner's channel 34, RCN's Ch. 82, FiOS' Ch. 33, online at www.mnn.org when broadcast and thereafter on the Internet 24/7 at: cb8Speaks.blip.tv. The Committee also prepares, for the members of the Board, a monthly summary of new coverage of issues relevant to the Board's responsibilities and activities.

David Rosenstein and William Sanchez, Co-Chairs
Lori Ann Bores
Sophia James
Public Member-Monica Sanchez

Cornell-Technion/Roosevelt Island Task Force

Nicholas D. Viest and James Clynes, Co-Chairs
Jeffrey Escobar
Scott Falk
Laurence Parnes
Ellen Polivy
Judy Schneider

The Environment and Sanitation Committee reviews issues affecting the physical welfare of the citizens of the community such as concerns pertaining to the water supply infrastructure and the proposed marine transfer station at East 91st Street. This committee meets on an as needed basis.

Abraham Salcedo and Cos Spagnolettim Co-Chairs
Roy Carlin
Ed Hartzog
Dave Kleckner
Ellen Polivy
Debra Teitelbaum

The HSSS Committee addresses issues affecting the physical and social well-being of our community’s residents and the institutions that serve them.

David Liston and Jacqueline Ludorf, Co-Chair
Lorraine Johnson
Ellen Polivy
Hattie Quarnstrom
Barbara Rudder
Rebecca Seawrite
Public Member - Jeffrey A. Ascherman

The Housing Committee provides a forum where constituents can become familiar with issues such as rent control, senior housing and Mitchell-Lama housing. This committee meets on the last Wednesday of each month.

Lorance Hockert, Chair  
Matt Bondy
James Clynes
Ellen Polivy
David Rosenstein
Public Member-Sharon Pope
Public Member-Posie Di Sesa

The Land Use Committee is a committee of the entire board that reviews, amongst other items, all applications for changes in zoning. The Land Use Committee meets on the second Wednesday of every month and attendance at this meeting is mandatory. As noted, the Land Use Committee is a Committee of the whole and therefore also reviews the activities of other committees.

The Landmarks Committee of Community Board 8 reviews Certificate of Appropriateness applications, designations, and related matters for the individual landmarks and buildings within the six historic districts in the Board 8 area. This committee meets every month on the Monday before the Full Board meeting, unless otherwise noted.

David Helpern and Jane Parshall – Co-Chairs
Elizabeth Ashby
Michele Birnbaum
Christina R. Davis
Susan Evans
David Liston
Teri Slater
Marco Tamayo

The Parks Committee represents and promotes the interests of parks. The committee reviews all plans for restoration of area parks, assists park neighbors in securing funding for work and restorations, hears complaints regarding use and abuse of parks, works with police to aid security and raises the public's awareness of the importance of our parkland. The Parks Committee meets on the first Thursday of each month.

Margaret Price and Barbara Rudder, Co-Chairs
Susan Evans
A. Scott Falk
Rita Popper
Judith Schneider
M. Barry Schneider

David Kleckner and Debbie Teitelbaum, Co-Chairs  
David Rosenstein

Nick Viest and Barbara Rudder Co Chairs
Lowell Barton
Molly Blaney
Sara Chu
Scott Falk
David Halpern
Ed Hartzog
Larry Parnes
Peggy Price
Abraham Salcedo
Barry Schneider
Judy Schneider
Teri Slater
Marco Tamayo University
Elaine Walsh
Chuck Warren
Hedi White

The Roosevelt Island Committee addresses issues facing Roosevelt Island such as the protective seawall on the island and land lease that is held by New York State. This committee meets on an as needed basis.

Larry Parnes and Jeffrey Escobar, Co-Chairs
Ellen Polivy
Public Member-Judy Berdy
Public Member-Judy Buck

The Rules and Bylaws Committee considers changes to Community Board 8's by-laws. Additionally, the committee deals with issues concerning procedures and member's actions and activities. The committee meets on an as needed basis.

Hedi White, Chair
Barbara Chocky
Jonathan Horn
Charles S. Warren

The Second Avenue Subway Task Force provides a forum that brings together members of the community and representatives of the MTA and its subcontractors. We discuss issues raised by the construction of the new subway - from E. 96th Street to E. 63rd  Street. Representative of elected officials and city agencies are invited to the meetings.

M. Barry Schneider and James Clynes, Co-Chairs
Barbara Chocky
Margaret Price
Rita Popper
David Rosenstein
Judith Schneider
Timothy Yeo

Small Business Committee
Cory Evans Chair
John Bartos

The Street Fairs Committee reviews all multi-block fair applications in the Community Board 8 area to ascertain if they comply with the Board's guidelines. Public hearings are held and recommendations are made to approve or disapprove the applications. The Committee reviews single-block street fairs that presented previous problems or appear controversial. Other single block fairs are reviewed by the District Manager in conjunction with the Committee Chair.

Barbara Chocky and Hedi White, Co-Chairs
Michele Birnbaum
Lorraine Johnson

The Street Life Committee of the Board reviews plans for sidewalk cafes and liquor license applications. The Board then makes recommendations to the Department of Consumer Affairs and the New York State Liquor Authority with regard to these applications. This committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month.

Jonathan Horn and Domenico Minerva, Co-Chairs
Matt Bondy
James Clynes
Cory Evans
Jacqueline Ludorf
Laurence Parnes
Cos Spagnoletti
Marco Tamayo

The Transportation Committee reviews initiatives from the City and requests from the community regarding transportation issues such as parking regulations, sign changes, bus and subway issues and the need for traffic calming devices. Community Board 8 then makes its recommendations to the appropriate agency based on the Committee's resolutions. The Transportation Committee meets on the second Monday of each month.

Charles S. Warren, A. Scott Falk Co-Chairs
Lowell Barton
Michele Birnbaum
Lori Ann Bores
Larry Hockert
Jonathan Horn
Rita Popper
Rebecca Seawright
Hedi White
Timothy Yeo
Public Member-Michael Dillon
Public Member-David Menegon

Vendor Task Force Committee deals with vendor related issues and complaints.

Michele Birnbaum, Chair
Matt Bondy
Margaret Price
Rita Popper
Barbara Rudder
Teri Slater
Debbie Teitelbaum
Public Member-Monica McKane

The Youth and Education Committee, consistent with the Community Board's advisory role, will explore issues that affect young people to the age of 21. The committee will review youth services, summer youth employment programs, early childhood education, school safety (with CB8's Public Safety Committee), Department of Education, higher education (CUNY/SUNY).Where appropriate, the Committee will issue recommendations to the relevant governing agencies, elected officials, organizations and host informational forums on particular Youth and Education issues affecting our District.

Hattie Quarnstorm and Judith E. Schneider, Co-Chairs
Lori Ann Bores
Sarah Chu
Ed Hartzog
Lorraine Johnson
M. Barry Schneider
Rebecca Seawright
Debra Teitelbaum
Public Member - Michael Hoffman

The Zoning & Development Committee addresses issues related to zoning in Community Board 8.

Teri Slater and Elaine M. Walsh, Co-Chairs
Elizabeth Ashby
Barbara Chocky
Laurence Parnes
Marco Tamayo