Community Board 14 held its May meeting Monday night. Here’s what happened this month:
- This year’s Community Board 14 Youth Conference, which took place May 7 at the Brooklyn College Student Center, was a success praised by several people in attendance. The CB14 Youth Committee said well close to 700 kids attended the event, and that the committee’s meeting on Tuesday, May 27 will review the best aspects of the conference, discuss how to build upon its success next year, and talk about a new teen technology initiative.
- People thanked for their assistance at the conference included the 70th Precinct, Brooklyn College staff, community members, the over 60 agencies that stopped by, District Manager Shawn Campbell and Community Associate Irina Lerman, and all of the parents and kids who attended.
- The Transportation Committee’s most recent meeting centered around the Church Avenue Streetscape Project. A few tweaks have been made to the original plan, and construction will commence in the summer of 2015.
- Councilmember Mathieu Eugene stopped by to say he is attending a public hearing today (May 16) for the Department of Youth and Community Development, where he plans to push for increased budgeting for 2015. He wants $8.5M in funds allotted for projects like the Summer Youth Emplyment Program to coincide with New York’s increasing minimum wage. He also says he is currently working to expedite funding for local nonprofits so that they can afford to stay afloat in the beginning stages.