Bronx Community Board 6 represents the areas of Bathgate, Belmont, East Tremont, and West Farms. Our district is home to Fordham University, Arthur Avenue, the Bronx Zoo, Botanical Garden, and St. Barnabas Hospital. New York City Community Boards serve to advise the city on the delivery of services in our District and advocate for our residents.
Community Boards have a variety of responsibilities, including but not limited to:
- Dealing with land use and zoning issues. Community Boards have an important advisory role and must be consulted on the placement of most municipal facilities in the community. Applications for a change in or variance from the zoning resolution must come before the board for review, and the board’s position is considered in the final determination.
- Assessing the needs of their own neighborhoods. Community Boards assess the needs of their community members and meet with City agencies to make recommendations in the City’s budget process.
- Addressing other community concerns. Any issue that affects part or all of a community, from a traffic problem to deteriorating housing, is a proper concern of community boards.