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Community Board 2 to Use Zoom for Monthly Meeting Thursday

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March 30, 2020, By Michael Dorgan

Queens Community Board 2 will hold its first ever monthly meeting online this Thursday due to the coronavirus shutdown.

The board will utilize the online video conferencing platform Zoom to host its April 2 meeting, beginning at 6:30 p.m., in order to abide by the state’s “pause” order.

The meeting will follow a regular agenda although there won’t be any votes on issues pertaining to land use or transportation, according to CB2 Chair Denise Keehan-Smith.

The Land Use Committee, which looks at zoning and consumer affairs issues, and the Transportation Committee, which evaluates proposed road changes, were unable to meet in March to review various projects and provide recommendations to the full board.

Elected officials or their representatives will provide updates on what’s happening in the district and there will be a presentation by a leading hospital official.

Dr. Joseph Masci, Chairman of the Elmhurst Hospital Global Health Institute, will provide a PowerPoint presentation on COVID-19 updates and the best preventative measures to take to avoid catching or spreading the virus.

“Dr. Masci has been heavily involved in the COVID-19 response and he gave a very powerful presentation to QB3 recently,” Keehan-Smith said. “He will be giving a lot of factual information without all the drama.”

Members of the public who wish to participate in the meeting can do so by calling in by phone or by logging in online via Zoom.

There will be a public comment period at the end of the meeting and participants who sign in will be able to speak when prompted.

To join via Zoom click here and use the Meeting ID number 140 223 231. The password is 047207.

Or dial by your location, +1 646 558 8656 140223231#

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Good idea

This meeting, open to all, is constructive. Sharing Coronavirus updates and links will be helpful. The small staff of Community Boards are paid, the officers and board members are volunteers.

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Kathy

I hope CB2 will come to the meeting prepared to release statistics by neighborhood on rate of infections and deaths.

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Kathy

Such hubris. arrogance. And a self-serving politician who is perennially auditioning for his next gig.
Hey, Mayor Bill I need to know how affected my neighborhood is to SAVE MY LIFE.

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