If questions #2 and 3 are both voted in, the Civic Engagement Commission will be tasked with providing neutral technical support to Community Boards when they ask for help, beyond assistance already provided by City agencies.
The Civic Engagement Commission will also provide language assistance for Community Boards. Approximately 23% of all New Yorkers and approximately 49% of immigrant New Yorkers are limited English proficient. Language support will make it possible for all New Yorkers to participate in their Community Boards.
To be clear, the Commission will not have power to appoint anyone to Community Boards.