Members of Community Board 3 will meet next month to select their executive officers. Last night, candidates made brief campaign statements during the board's monthly meeting at P.S. 20. Chairman Dominic Pisciotta is being challenged by Barden Prisant. The executive officers are chosen by the community board's 50 members. CB3 represents the Lower East Side and the East Village. The community boards advise city and state government on a range of issues, including the awarding of liquor licenses to restaurants, traffic and safety issues, city planning and housing policy. The members are appointed by the borough president. Also at last night' meeting:
- District Manager Susan Stetzer encouraged participation in a rally on June 10th (City Hall steps, noon) to restore funding to the community board budgets. Stetzer said $30 thousand has been cut from CB3's $200 thousand budget.
- Residents of 1 Pike Street appeared before the board to continue their push to have a parking permit for a charter bus company revoked. The buses outside their apartments have attracted big crowds, noise and exhaust. The community board passed a resolution in support of the residents.
- The Chatham Square reconfiguration plan will be revisited by the transportation committee next month. The community has opposed several aspects to the proposal. Committee Chairman David Crane said he did not yet have a commitment from the city's Department of Transportation to attend the meeting.
- On June 11th, a community meeting will be held to solicit ideas for refurbishing the Luther Gulick Playground at Delancey and Willett Streets. The meeting will be held at 7pm at the playground.