Each year, the City of New York adopts a multi-billion dollar budget. The budget funds the city’s vast operations and services, from schools, to the fire department, to homeless outreach, public health programs, building code enforcement and much more. During the annual budget process, the Mayor and City Council weigh different city needs and set funding priorities citywide. CB5’s Budget, Education & City Services (BECS) committee ensures that our district has a voice in the city’s budget process.
The BECS committee analyzes the district’s unique needs and comes up with a set of recommendations for the city to consider. In years past, the committee has called for a comprehensive shelter plan, increased funding for after-school programs and libraries, and enhanced offerings for mental health counseling and domestic violence services. In addition to its work on the budget, the committee also reviews issues related to services offered by the city, including school seating and capacity, homeless services, etc.
Generally meets the fourth Tuesday of the Month at 6pm. Meeting time and location subject to change. Please refer to our calendar.
You can find a record of CB5's virtual Budget, Education & City Services Committee meetings on Youtube.
You can find CB5's Policy on Public Notification here.
Immediate funding of programs that can be implemented on a short timeline to support individuals suffering serious mental illness (“SMI”) in mid and lower Manhattan
CB5 FY24 District Needs and Budget Priorities
Community Board Five supports Senate Bill S8422 in relation to Medicaid funding for in-patient mental health treatment via federal waiver.
City Council legislation, Intro 0258-2022, on Public Bathroom Study