CB11 votes to form removal committee to oust chair, vice chair

Community Board 11 is in the midst of an unprecedented shake-up, after the board voted to form a committee to consider demoting its chairperson and vice chairperson at its most recent general board meeting.

The decision by CB11 to pave the way for the removal of both Bernadette Ferrara, the board’s chair, and Al D’Angelo, the vice chair, was decided in executive session on Nov. 30. That closed-door session resulted in a 24-10 vote against Ferrara and a 24-11 vote against D’Angelo leading to create a removal committee to potentially strip them of their leadership positions, the first time in CB11’s history.