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Queens borough president candidates promise to increase community board diversity | November 27, 2019: The six declared candidates for Queens borough president may have very different objectives for the office, but according to a recent candidates forum, they all have one thing in common: they would deviate from current Borough President Melinda Katz.
At the candidate forum on Saturday, Nov. 23, hosted by the Queens Coordination Council and Queens Community House in Forest Hills, the six candidates each took the opportunity to explain how their vision for the office would go further than that of the district attorney-elect.
When asked for one thing that Borough President Katz has done that they agree with, and one thing that they disagree with, candidates did not hold back in their criticism.
One consistent opinion in almost all the answers was that Katz did not do enough to make sure that community boards are diverse enough to represent the borough.