Former Community Board member speaks with News 12 on his removal for violating conduct
A community board member was kicked from his seat for violating the code of conduct – most notably giving a resident the middle finger during a Zoom meeting.
Miguel Dyer says that he wasn’t aware his camera was on during the Zoom meeting and has since tried to make amends.
Another incident with Dyer took place in October when he made what he calls a joke regarding a cannabis dispensary applicant. Following that joke, Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson removed him from his role.
Dyer received a letter on Dec. 28 detailing his issues and informing him of his removal. One month earlier, the same community board voted to create a committee to explore removing their chairperson and vice chairperson.
Dyer believes the same should take place with his situation and that his removal should happen internally, and says he’s not sure why the Bronx borough president got involved.
News 12 received the following statement from the Bronx borough president’s office:
"Every community board member in our borough signs a code of conduct to ensure they represent their community with the highest level of professionalism and integrity. When there are direct violations of the code of conduct, as outlined in Mr. Dyer's letter, a member can be removed at any time during their appointment through our internal review process. As public servants, Community Board members are held to a high standard, and we expect them to conduct themselves in a way that is respectful of others and non-disruptive."