Community Boards can share sources of information and the tools they use to get things done. However, many Boards report that they rarely share information or experiences with other Boards in the city.
Apart from the informational District Service Cabinet Meetings, communication between Boards in the same borough is occasional, and non-existent with Boards in other boroughs. This is a missed opportunity. When facing a new challenge, Boards can learn from others’ previous experience. Boards operate in a variety of communities throughout the city, however, many of the same themes recur, so more sharing could be very beneficial.
Here are several ideas on how to increase Community Boards’ efficiency – most of them expressed by Community Boards themselves: