Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 12/8/2014 1:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
Meeting video:  
Attachments: Hearing Transcript of the Stated Meeting - December 8, 2014, Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 8, 2014
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    Delivered by: Rev. Peter Heltzel, Associate Professor of Theology, New York Theological Seminary, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, N.Y. 10115. Motion to spread the invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Levine.      Video Video
    Motion that the Minutes of the Stated Meeting of November 13, 2014 be adopted as printed by Council Member Treyger.      Video Video
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M 0202-2014 * Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime UsesLandmarks, South Brooklyn Marine TerminalCommunication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0203-2014 * TransportationBase Station License, EZCAR, LLCCommunication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0204-2014 * TransportationBase Station License, Foxx Car & Limo Service Inc.Communication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0205-2014 * TransportationBase Station License, G.A.D. Trans Inc.Communication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0206-2014 * TransportationBase Station License, Ideal Limo and Ambulette Service Inc.Communication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0207-2014 * TransportationBase Station License, 7 Star Car & Limousine Inc.Communication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0208-2014 * TransportationBase Station License, City Car Service Corp.Communication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0209-2014 * TransportationBase Station License, GTA Car & Limo Service LLC.Communication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0210-2014 * TransportationBase Station License, JLJ Car Service Corp.Communication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
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Int 0530-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandCoupled on GOAuthorizing an increase in the amount to be expended annually in ten business improvement districts.Introduction Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0153-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Pio/VIP HDFC, BronxLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0508-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 153 - Pio/VIP HDFC, BronxResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0154-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Crotona Estates HDFC, BronxLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0509-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 154 - Crotona Estates HDFC, BronxResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0155-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Longfellow Avenue HDFC, BronxLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0510-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 155 - Longfellow Avenue HDFC, BronxResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0156-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Evergreen Estates HDFC, BronxLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0511-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 156 - Evergreen Estates HDFC, BronxResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0157-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland The Mascot Flats HDFC, ManhattanLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0512-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 157 - The Mascot Flats HDFC, ManhattanResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0491-2014 ACorey D. JohnsonAmended and Coupled on GOAmending sex designation on birth records.IntroductionThe New York City Health Code currently allows individuals to change the gender designation on their birth certificate if they have obtained a court order changing his or her name and undergone “convertive surgery.” This bill would allow individuals to change such gender designation by having a medical or mental health professional fill out an affidavit or affirmation attesting that the changed sex designation more accurately reflects the applicant's sex gender identity. The licensed professionals allowed to make such attestations would be as follows: physicians, doctoral level psychologists in clinical or counseling psychology, clinical social workers, master social workers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors or midwives. Such practitioners must be licensed to practice in the United States, and must include a declaration under penalty of perjury that the professional is licensed and in good standing and that the applicant’s requested correction of sex designation more accurately reflects the applicant’s sex or gender identity.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0492-2014 ACorey D. JohnsonAmended and Coupled on GOReporting and an advisory board on gender marker change requirement.IntroductionThis bill would create an Advisory Board relating to the effectiveness and implementation of the gender marker change requirements in Proposed Introduction Number 491-A and the New York City Health Code. It would require the Advisory Board to issue a report concerning the requirement and recommendations for changes and/or improvements, if any. The Board would consist of seven members, with the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) appointing four members, and the Speaker of the City Council appointing the remaining three. The Board members would include advocates for transgender people, licensed medical or mental health professionals who are permitted to make attestations pursuant to the gender marker requirement, and a senior staff person in DOHMH working on transgender and/or lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. The Board would meet no less than every three months, and would assess the gender marker change requirement, including transgender people’s access to professionals who can complete the attestations for gender marker change applications, utilization of the amendment process, the number of applicants, processing time for applications and the requirement’s impact on transgender people. The Board would also make recommendations for improvements, if any, to the gender marker change requirement, including, but not limited to, best practices among policies for gender marker changes, and actions taken by DOHMH in response to such recommendations. The Board would be required to submit a report to the Mayor, the Commissioner of DOHMH and the Speaker of the Council on or before March 1, 2017 covering the subjects of the Board’s meetings.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0550-2014 AJumaane D. WilliamsAmended and Coupled on GOConforming the NYC energy conservation code to the NYS energy code with amendments unique to construction in the city and repealing section 28-1001.2 in relation thereto.Introduction Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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LU 0135-2014 *David G. Greenfield Landmarks, 444 Thomas S. Boyland St, Brooklyn (C 140360 PSK)Land Use Application Filed by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0513-2014 *David G. GreenfieldCoupled to be Filed Pursuant to Letter of WithdrawalLU 135 - Landmarks, 444 Thomas S. Boyland St, Brooklyn (C 140360 PSK)Resolution Filed by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0138-2014 *David G. Greenfield Landmarks, 1918 First Ave, Manhattan (20155169 HHM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0514-2014 *David G. GreenfieldCoupled on GOLU 138 - Landmarks, 1918 First Ave, Manhattan (20155169 HHM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0152-2014 *David G. Greenfield Planning, 695 Grand Street, Brooklyn (C 140411 HAK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0515-2014 *David G. GreenfieldCoupled on GOLU 152 - Planning, 695 Grand Street, Brooklyn (C 140411 HAK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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T2014-0002 * Coupled on GOCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0530-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandGOAuthorizing an increase in the amount to be expended annually in ten business improvement districts.Introduction    Action details Not available
Res 0508-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - GOLU 153 - Pio/VIP HDFC, BronxResolution    Action details Not available
Res 0509-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - GOLU 154 - Crotona Estates HDFC, BronxResolution    Action details Not available
Res 0510-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - GOLU 155 - Longfellow Avenue HDFC, BronxResolution    Action details Not available
Res 0511-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - GOLU 156 - Evergreen Estates HDFC, BronxResolution    Action details Not available
Res 0512-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - GOLU 157 - The Mascot Flats HDFC, ManhattanResolution    Action details Not available
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Int 0491-2014 ACorey D. JohnsonA and GOAmending sex designation on birth records.IntroductionThe New York City Health Code currently allows individuals to change the gender designation on their birth certificate if they have obtained a court order changing his or her name and undergone “convertive surgery.” This bill would allow individuals to change such gender designation by having a medical or mental health professional fill out an affidavit or affirmation attesting that the changed sex designation more accurately reflects the applicant's sex gender identity. The licensed professionals allowed to make such attestations would be as follows: physicians, doctoral level psychologists in clinical or counseling psychology, clinical social workers, master social workers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors or midwives. Such practitioners must be licensed to practice in the United States, and must include a declaration under penalty of perjury that the professional is licensed and in good standing and that the applicant’s requested correction of sex designation more accurately reflects the applicant’s sex or gender identity.   Action details Not available
Int 0492-2014 ACorey D. JohnsonA and GOReporting and an advisory board on gender marker change requirement.IntroductionThis bill would create an Advisory Board relating to the effectiveness and implementation of the gender marker change requirements in Proposed Introduction Number 491-A and the New York City Health Code. It would require the Advisory Board to issue a report concerning the requirement and recommendations for changes and/or improvements, if any. The Board would consist of seven members, with the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) appointing four members, and the Speaker of the City Council appointing the remaining three. The Board members would include advocates for transgender people, licensed medical or mental health professionals who are permitted to make attestations pursuant to the gender marker requirement, and a senior staff person in DOHMH working on transgender and/or lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. The Board would meet no less than every three months, and would assess the gender marker change requirement, including transgender people’s access to professionals who can complete the attestations for gender marker change applications, utilization of the amendment process, the number of applicants, processing time for applications and the requirement’s impact on transgender people. The Board would also make recommendations for improvements, if any, to the gender marker change requirement, including, but not limited to, best practices among policies for gender marker changes, and actions taken by DOHMH in response to such recommendations. The Board would be required to submit a report to the Mayor, the Commissioner of DOHMH and the Speaker of the Council on or before March 1, 2017 covering the subjects of the Board’s meetings.   Action details Not available
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Int 0550-2014 AJumaane D. WilliamsA and GOConforming the NYC energy conservation code to the NYS energy code with amendments unique to construction in the city and repealing section 28-1001.2 in relation thereto.Introduction    Action details Not available
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Res 0513-2014 *David G. GreenfieldFiledLU 135 - Landmarks, 444 Thomas S. Boyland St, Brooklyn (C 140360 PSK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0514-2014 *David G. GreenfieldGOLU 138 - Landmarks, 1918 First Ave, Manhattan (20155169 HHM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0515-2014 *David G. GreenfieldGOLU 152 - Planning, 695 Grand Street, Brooklyn (C 140411 HAK)Resolution    Action details Not available
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T2014-0002 * GOCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds    Action details Not available
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Int 0571-2014 *Andrew CohenMental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability ServicesEarly intervention program.IntroductionThis bill would remove the requirement that the early intervention program be administered by the Division of Mental Hygiene, a division within the Department of Health of Mental Hygiene, and would allow the commissioner of the Department of Mental Health and Hygiene to place the program in the newly created Division of Family and Child Health.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0572-2014 *Elizabeth S. CrowleyGeneral WelfareRequiring the dept of homeless services to post shelter census data.IntroductionThis bill would require DHS to post a daily report on its website with information on the daily shelter census. This information includes the total number of individuals in shelter broken down by the number of single adults, the number of families with children, and the number of adult families in the shelter system.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0573-2014 *Daniel Dromm TransportationOperation of horse drawn cabs and pedicabs.IntroductionThe bill would reduce the number of licenses for horses used in the operation of horse-drawn carriages and the number of hours a horse-drawn carriage may operate during a 24-hour period, establish a stable in Central Park, limit the operation of horse-drawn carriages to Central Park, and prohibit the operation of pedicabs below the 85th Street Transverse in Central Park.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0499-2014 *Daniel Dromm Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsEstablishment of a commission to study the potential creation of a national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Museum.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0500-2014 *Mathieu EugeneEducationInclude in its curriculum requirements, swimming lessons and water safety education to all students in public schools from kindergarten through 12th grade.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0501-2014 *Mathieu EugeneYouth ServicesDeclaring Youth Day in NYC, to be held annually each year on August 12th, coinciding with International Youth Day.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0502-2014 *Vanessa L. GibsonCivil Service and LaborEnsure an equal number of employers and union representatives on the NYC Deferred Compensation Board.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0574-2014 *Ben KallosTransportationRequiring a universal mobile application to enable customers to electronically hail taxicabs and street hail livery vehicles.IntroductionThis bill would require the Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) to develop an e-hail application which would allow customers to electronically hail a yellow taxicab or a green street hail vehicle. The application would be the only application used by yellow taxicab or green street hail drivers to accept electronic hails. The bill would require that the application be capable of allowing customers to electronically hail an accessible vehicle. The bill would also require the TLC to develop a program to allow third-party applications to submit electronic hail requests to drivers through the application.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0575-2014 *Rory I. LancmanContractsRequiring certain city contractors to implement workplace violence prevention programs.IntroductionSection 27-b of the New York Labor Law requires the state and its political subdivisions and instrumentalities to develop workplace violence prevention programs for the protection of public employees. That requirement does not apply to government contractors, however. This bill would require individuals and entities that provide social services directly to the public pursuant to a contract with the City to develop and implement written programs for the prevention of workplace violence. These programs would be required to include risk-assessment and training components. The bill also would establish procedures for reporting violations, would require contractors to allow participation by workers in development of the program and any inspections, and would require integration of workplace violence prevention programs with violence-prevention programs required by state law where applicable, among other requirements.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0503-2014 *Stephen T. LevinGeneral WelfareEstablish a hospitality gift fund for the homeless. (A.2819)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0504-2014 *Stephen T. LevinHousing and BuildingsApprove a fourth “New York/New York Agreement” to create permanent supportive housing.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0576-2014 *Mark LevineHousing and BuildingsDisclosure of information regarding buyout agreements.IntroductionThis bill would provide that, where owners of rent-regulated apartments enter into “buyout agreements” with their tenants, those agreements must be filed with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) within 45 days of execution. A buyout agreement is an agreement where the owner pays the tenant money to vacate his or her apartment. Failure to file the agreement would result in a civil penalty of $100 per day for every day that the buyout agreement is not timely filed. The bill would also require that HPD annually report to the Mayor and Council information concerning filed buyout agreements.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0577-2014 *Mark LevineTransportationSpeed limits in NYC parks.IntroductionThis bill would designate the speed limit on all roadways within parks under the jurisdiction of the Commissioner of the Department of Parks and Recreation to be no more than 20 miles per hour and no less than 15 miles per hour. Traffic calming measures would be implemented on these roadways as required by New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 1642. Traffic calming measures are defined in Section 1642 as “any physical engineering measure or measures that reduce the negative effects of motor vehicle use, alter driver behavior and improve conditions for non-motorized street users such as pedestrians and bicyclists.”Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0578-2014 *Donovan J. RichardsEnvironmental ProtectionLimiting nighttime illumination for certain buildings.IntroductionThe local law prohibits nighttime illumination of the exterior or interior of any building whose main use or dominant occupancy is classified in group B or M pursuant to the New York City building code. Small stores are exempted and certain landmarked buildings may apply for a waiver of this requirement. Where a building owner has made a showing of special circumstances indicating a need for night security lighting the department may vary or waive the requirements of this section. Buildings may remain illuminated where individuals remain inside and where nighttime illumination is required by law, rule or zoning resolution. Seasonal displays may be illuminated until midnight and storefront displays are permitted limited illumination until midnight.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0505-2014 *Deborah L. RoseEducationPublic School Athletic League (PSAL) to provide a medical professional and an ambulance for High School Football games as well as practices in NYC.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0506-2014 *Deborah L. RoseEducationEstablish a task force on arts and music education in elementary and secondary schools. (A.8763-A/S.7242)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0579-2014 *Helen K. RosenthalFire and Criminal Justice ServicesReporting on the racial and gender makeup of applicants for firefighter civil service examinations, and admission and graduation statistics from the probationary firefighter school.IntroductionTo become a firefighter with the Fire Department of the City of New York (“FDNY”), an applicant must pass multiple phases of testing and evaluation. This bill would require the FDNY to report on the gender and racial demographics of the applicant pool at every step of this process. The bill would require the FDNY to report these statistics for its most recent application period, and for each application period going forward on a yearly basis. The bill also requires the FDNY to report on its recruiting activities for the firefighter position, including its recruiting expenditures, a list of the recruiting events it attended, and a list of the preparatory materials it creates to assist firefighter applicants.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0580-2014 *Mark TreygerEconomic DevelopmentInfrastructure task force.Introduction Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0581-2014 *Eric A. UlrichTransportationIncluding 311 reports as official notice to the City of unsafe street or sidewalk conditions.IntroductionThe proposed law local would amend the Administrative Code to require that communication to 311 would constitute notice to the City for the purposes of reporting unsafe street or sidewalk conditions.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0582-2014 *Paul A. ValloneAgingTransferring administration of the SCRIE and DRIE programs to the dept of finance.IntroductionThe senior citizen rent increase exemption (SCRIE) and disability rent increase exemption (DRIE) programs are currently administered by both the Department of Finance and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, depending on the type of housing. This bill would transfer administration over the program solely to the Department of Finance, for all eligible housing.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0583-2014 *Jumaane D. WilliamsGeneral WelfareRequiring reporting on crime statistics in shelters.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Homeless Services to produce an annual report detailing critical incidents occurring in homeless shelters throughout the New York City and safety measures taken to address these issues. The annual report would include: (1) the number of critical incidents occurring in shelters, disaggregated by the type of incident; (2) efforts to improve security measures in shelters; (3) any agreements, made between the department and the New York city police department or any other law enforcement entities, for the purpose of enhancing security in shelters throughout the city and (4) the type of security present in shelters, including but not limited to the number of peace officers, private security guards, or whether a shelter has no security measures.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0584-2014 *Jumaane D. WilliamsTransportationProviding e-mail and text message notifications regarding major transportation projects.IntroductionUnder the bill, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) would be required to offer e-mail and text message notifications regarding major transportation projects—those that will alter four or more consecutive blocks or 1,000 consecutive feet of street and involving a major realignment of the roadway—to interested individuals, Council Members, and Community Boards.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0507-2014 *Jumaane D. WilliamsCultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsDeclaring January 15th - 22nd of each year as Peace Week in NYC.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0153-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - FinancePio/VIP HDFC, BronxLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0154-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - FinanceCrotona Estates HDFC, BronxLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0155-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - FinanceLongfellow Avenue HDFC, BronxLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0156-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - FinanceEvergreen Estates HDFC, BronxLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0157-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - FinanceThe Mascot Flats HDFC, ManhattanLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0158-2014 *David G. GreenfieldLandmarks, Public Siting and Maritime UsesLandmarks, South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, 81 39th St, Brooklyn (20155247 PNK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0158-2014 *David G. Greenfield Landmarks, South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, 81 39th St, Brooklyn (20155247 PNK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0159-2014 *David G. GreenfieldPlanning, Disposition and ConcessionsPlanning, 538-548 West 53rd St, Manhattan (20155248 HAM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0159-2014 *David G. Greenfield Planning, 538-548 West 53rd St, Manhattan (20155248 HAM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available