2006 New York Code - Functions Of The Citizens\' Board.
§ 16-318 Functions of the citizens' board. a. The department shall submit to each borough president the recycling plans prepared pursuant to section 16-316 of this chapter simultaneous with their submission to the mayor and the council. Each borough president shall distribute copies of the plans to each member of the citizens' board in his or her borough. Within ninety days thereafter, each citizens' board shall review the plans, conduct a public hearing on the plans and make written recommendations to its borough president, the department and the council with respect to the recycling program within its borough. Each citizens' board shall also annually advise its borough president and the department with respect to the development, promotion and operation of the recycling program in its borough and pursuant to this function shall formulate and recommend: 1. annual recycling and reduction goals equal to or greater than those set forth in sections 16-304 and 16-305 of this chapter and the methods proposed to achieve such goals; 2. means to encourage community participation in the recycling program; and 3. means to promote the recycling program and educate the public with regard to the program. b. In each borough, the citizens' board shall assume all the responsibilities and functions of the borough's citizens' advisory committee on resource recovery.
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