City Council member Ben Kallos plans to introduce a bill today to require that a city planner attend every meeting held by the city’s 59 community boards.
Kallos said the bill intends to give communities a more active role in the land use review process, the Gotham Gazette reported. The bill would form a planning department in the five borough president offices. There would be at least one professional urban planner on staff for each community board. [more]