Brooklyn community boards see surge in applications

More people applied to serve on Brooklyn’s community boards in 2021 than in any year since at least 2017, with some boards seeing up to a 58 percent jump in applications when compared to 2020.

The borough’s 18 community boards — which issue recommendations on hyperlocal issues such as transportation, education, and land use — received more than 1,200 applications for 2021, according to figures from Borough Hall. Community boards are comprised of up to 50 non-salaried members apiece — all of whom must live, work, or have some stake in the community, such as a child enrolled in a local school.

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