Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/12/2015 1:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
Meeting video:  
Attachments: NYC Housing and Vacancy Survey, Preliminary Capital Certificate, Preliminary Ten-Year Capital Strategy - Fiscal Years 2016 - 2025, Hearing Transcript of the Stated Meeting - February 12, 2015, Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 12, 2015
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    Delivered by: Rev. Msgr. Fernando Ferrarese, Immaculate Conception Church, 21-47 29th Street, Astoria, N.Y. 11105. Motion to spread the invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Constantinides.      Video Video
    Motion that the Minutes of the Charter Meeting of January 7, 2015 be adopted as printed by Council Member Cabrera.      Video Video
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M 0228-2015 * FinanceSubmitting Preliminary Expense Budget for FY'16.Mayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0229-2015 * FinanceSubmitting February 2015 Financial Plan Detail and Summary Book, Volumes I and II for Fiscal Years 2015-2019.Mayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0230-2015 * FinanceSubmitting Geographic Reports for Expense Budget for FY'16.Mayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0231-2015 * FinanceSubmitting Departmental Estimates Report, Volumes I, II, III, IV and V, for FY'16.Mayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0232-2015 * FinanceSubmitting Preliminary Contract Budget Report for FY'16.Mayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0233-2015 * FinanceSubmitting the Preliminary Capital Budget, FY'16.Mayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0234-2015 * FinanceSubmitting the Capital Commitment Plan, FY'16, Volumes 1, 2, & 3, and the Capital Commitment Plan, Financial Summary.Mayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0235-2015 * FinanceSubmitting the Preliminary Ten-Year Capital Strategy, Fiscal Year 2016-2025.Mayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0236-2015 * Received, Ordered, Printed and FiledSubmitting Preliminary certificate setting forth the maximum amount of debt and reserves which the City, and the NYC Municipal Water Finance Authority, may soundly incur for capital projects for FY'16 and the ensuing 3 fiscal years.Mayor's Message Rcvd, Ord, Prnt, Fld by Council  Action details Not available
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M 0237-2015 * Housing and BuildingsSubmitting Letter from the United Stated Bureau of the Census containing results of the 2014 New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey.Communication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
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M 0238-2015 *Margaret S. ChinCoupled on Call-Up VoteZoning, 498 Broome Str, Manhattan (C 130066 ZSM)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
M 0239-2015 *Margaret S. ChinCoupled on Call-Up VoteZoning, 102 Greene St, Manhattan ( C 140353 ZSM)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0655-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - Coupled on GOSale of tax liens.IntroductionOn January 22, 2015, the City Council adopted legislation Local Law 14 that would among other things, create a Temporary Taskforce to examine the authority of the commissioner of finance to sell tax liens as an effective enforcement tool to collect debt owed to the city, and ensure proper mechanisms and protections are established to decrease the necessity for the use of such tool. The Task Force will also be required to submit a report about their conclusions and recommendations in examining the tax lien sale process. Local Law 14 required the Mayor to appoint 5 members, and the Council to appoint 5 members each to the Board. The legislation also required such appointments to be made within 60 days after the enactment of the local law. Int. 655 would change the date of appointment of the board members from no later than 60 days after enactment of the local law to no later than August 1, 2015. This legislation would also clarify that the Speaker can appoint any individual to the board that is an employee of the Council.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0570-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - Coupled on GOApproving the new designation and changes in the designation of certain organizations to receive funding in the Expense Budget.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0571-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - Coupled on GOEstablishment of the South Shore BID, Staten IslandResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0384-2014 AMark LevineAmended and Coupled on GOAnnual report on non-governmental funding for NYC parks.IntroductionThis bill requires that the annual report submitted by the Parks Department (DPR) on donations made by individuals or private entities to parks must also include data on the annual expenditures made by conservancies that have agreements with DPR to run or maintain certain parks.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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M 0224-2015 *  Wellington Chen, Landmarks Preservation CommissionMayor's Message Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0582-2015 *Brad S. LanderCoupled on GOM 224 - Wellington Chen, Landmarks Preservation CommissionResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
M 0225-2015 *  Kim Vauss, Landmarks Preservation CommissionMayor's Message Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0583-2015 *Brad S. LanderCoupled on GOM 225 - Kim Vauss, Landmarks Preservation CommissionResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
M 0226-2015 *  Hank Willis Thomas, NYC Art Commission, known as Public Design CommissionMayor's Message Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0584-2015 *Brad S. LanderCoupled on GOM 226 - Hank Willis Thomas, NYC Art Commission, known as Public Design CommissionResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0519-2014 AMark TreygerAmended and Coupled on GODistribution of localized emergency preparedness materials.IntroductionThis bill would require the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to create local emergency preparedness public awareness materials with information relevant to neighborhoods where there is a particular risk of an evacuation due to a coastal storm or hurricane. The materials would provide information such as the locations of the nearest evacuation centers, the borders of evacuation zones and possibly contact information for local organizations that could provide assistance after an emergency. The materials would also be translated into the ten most commonly spoken languages within that community, and made available online.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0562-2014 AMark TreygerAmended and Coupled on GOCreation of a Hurricane Sandy charitable organization and house of worship recovery task force.IntroductionRequire the creation of a task force to study the recovery and rebuilding of charitable organizations and houses of worship in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. The task force would study how these organizations fared in the recovery process, how to improve their resiliency and what role they might play in a future recovery. The task force would present their recommendations to the City Council and the Mayor after eight months.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0615-2015 AYdanis A. RodriguezAmended and Coupled on GOAllowing the taxi and limousine commission to consider improved trouble lights for use in licensed vehicles.IntroductionAll taxis and for-hire vehicles in New York City are equipped with “trouble lights” that allow drivers to notify the public and law enforcement if they are under assault or are otherwise endangered while operating their vehicle. Currently, the Administrative Code limits the type of light that may be used to so-called “lollipop” lights. The legislation would remove the requirement that only “lollipop” lights be used as trouble lights, enabling the use of other technologies, such as LED lights, or more cost efficient options.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 0655-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - GOSale of tax liens.IntroductionOn January 22, 2015, the City Council adopted legislation Local Law 14 that would among other things, create a Temporary Taskforce to examine the authority of the commissioner of finance to sell tax liens as an effective enforcement tool to collect debt owed to the city, and ensure proper mechanisms and protections are established to decrease the necessity for the use of such tool. The Task Force will also be required to submit a report about their conclusions and recommendations in examining the tax lien sale process. Local Law 14 required the Mayor to appoint 5 members, and the Council to appoint 5 members each to the Board. The legislation also required such appointments to be made within 60 days after the enactment of the local law. Int. 655 would change the date of appointment of the board members from no later than 60 days after enactment of the local law to no later than August 1, 2015. This legislation would also clarify that the Speaker can appoint any individual to the board that is an employee of the Council.   Action details Not available
Res 0570-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - GOApproving the new designation and changes in the designation of certain organizations to receive funding in the Expense Budget.Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0571-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - GOEstablishment of the South Shore BID, Staten IslandResolution    Action details Not available
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Int 0384-2014 AMark LevineA and GOAnnual report on non-governmental funding for NYC parks.IntroductionThis bill requires that the annual report submitted by the Parks Department (DPR) on donations made by individuals or private entities to parks must also include data on the annual expenditures made by conservancies that have agreements with DPR to run or maintain certain parks.   Action details Not available
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Int 0519-2014 AMark TreygerA and GODistribution of localized emergency preparedness materials.IntroductionThis bill would require the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to create local emergency preparedness public awareness materials with information relevant to neighborhoods where there is a particular risk of an evacuation due to a coastal storm or hurricane. The materials would provide information such as the locations of the nearest evacuation centers, the borders of evacuation zones and possibly contact information for local organizations that could provide assistance after an emergency. The materials would also be translated into the ten most commonly spoken languages within that community, and made available online.   Action details Not available
Int 0562-2014 AMark TreygerA and GOCreation of a Hurricane Sandy charitable organization and house of worship recovery task force.IntroductionRequire the creation of a task force to study the recovery and rebuilding of charitable organizations and houses of worship in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. The task force would study how these organizations fared in the recovery process, how to improve their resiliency and what role they might play in a future recovery. The task force would present their recommendations to the City Council and the Mayor after eight months.   Action details Not available
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Res 0582-2015 *Brad S. LanderGOM 224 - Wellington Chen, Landmarks Preservation CommissionResolution    Action details Not available
Res 0583-2015 *Brad S. LanderGOM 225 - Kim Vauss, Landmarks Preservation CommissionResolution    Action details Not available
Res 0584-2015 *Brad S. LanderGOM 226 - Hank Willis Thomas, NYC Art Commission, known as Public Design CommissionResolution    Action details Not available
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Int 0615-2015 AYdanis A. RodriguezA and GOAllowing the taxi and limousine commission to consider improved trouble lights for use in licensed vehicles.IntroductionAll taxis and for-hire vehicles in New York City are equipped with “trouble lights” that allow drivers to notify the public and law enforcement if they are under assault or are otherwise endangered while operating their vehicle. Currently, the Administrative Code limits the type of light that may be used to so-called “lollipop” lights. The legislation would remove the requirement that only “lollipop” lights be used as trouble lights, enabling the use of other technologies, such as LED lights, or more cost efficient options.   Action details Not available
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Int 0641-2015 *Margaret S. ChinTransportationRequiring a comprehensive study regarding pedestrian and bicyclist safety on truck routes.IntroductionUnder the bill, the Department of Transportation (DOT) would be required to conduct a study on the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists along truck routes. Such study would be required to include, at a minimum: 1) a review of the impact of tolling policies on the use of truck routes and the designation of truck routes, if appropriate; 2) the number of crashes involving pedestrians and bicyclists on truck routes within the last five years, disaggregated by truck route, crash types, causes, vehicle types, and whether such crashes involved a fatality or serious injury; 3) a review of policies and strategies utilized to increase pedestrian and bicyclist safety on truck routes, including street redesign, and the status of any pending policies and strategies; 4) recommendations for improving safety on truck routes, including best practices for roadway design, operations, and sustainable delivery practices to reduce conflicts between pedestrians, bicyclists, and trucks; 5) recommendations for outreach to the trucking industry; and 6) recommendations for implementing safety technology. DOT would be required to post the study online and submit copies to the Mayor and Council no later than June 30, 2016.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0642-2015 *Costa G. ConstantinidesEnvironmental ProtectionUse of clean heating oil.IntroductionThe bill requires heating oil sold or used in the City to contain: 5% biodiesel, by volume, starting October 1, 2017; 10%, starting October 1, 2025; 15%, starting October 1, 2030; 20%, starting October 1, 2034. The bill requires that, by 2020, the Administration must consult with, among others, representatives of the heating oil industry, the biodiesel industry, heating oil equipment manufacturers, and building owners and managers to conduct a survey identifying any commonly used heating oil equipment that might have a compatibility issue with using the required, higher-level biodiesel blends, and to make recommendations with respect to any such issues identified. NYCDEP will then be required to promulgate rules consistent with such recommendations, including exemptions or other special regulatory provisions for such equipment. The bill requires that, in 2023, DEP issue a report re-assessing whether there is sufficient biodiesel supply to meet the B10, B15, and B20 mandates identified in the bill. The bill expands waiver provisions already present in existing law (and adds new waiver provisions). For example, waivers would generally be available where NYCDEP determines that there is an insufficient supply of biodiesel to satisfy the relevant mandates, that the price of the required biodiesel blend significantly exceeds the price of oil, or where manufacturers of a particular boiler have noted that the boiler cannot accommodate a particular biodiesel blend without extensive modifications.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0643-2015 *Elizabeth S. CrowleyFire and Criminal Justice ServicesRequiring the dept of correction to provide reports regarding the number of inmates who are on waiting lists for placement in or transfer to alternative housing.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Correction to post a monthly report on its website indicating the number of inmates waiting for placement in restrictive housing and clinical alternative to punitive segregation housing.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0644-2015 *Elizabeth S. CrowleyEducationRequiring DOE to report information on physical education in NYC schools.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education to submit to the Speaker of the New York City Council and post on the Department’s website a report regarding information on physical education in New York City schools. The report would include but not be limited to the frequency and total minutes per week of physical education instruction provided to students in each grade level, and the frequency and total minutes per week of physical education provided to students who are receiving special education services or who are English-language learners. The report would also include the number of designated full-time and part-time state certified physical education teachers providing instruction at the school, information on all designated outdoor and indoor facilities used for physical education by the school, demographic information regarding the racial and ethnic composition of the school, the total number and percentage of schools that met all state physical education instructional requirements in the prior year, the average frequency and amount of physical education provided by schools for each grade level, the total number of full-time state certified physical education instructors employed by the Department for grades K through 12, the total number of full-time staff employed at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels, the total number of part-time state certified physical education instructors employed by the Department for grades K through 12, the total number of part-time staff employed at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels, a list of all schools that share state certified physical education instructors and/or gymnasium space with other schools, a list of all schools using non-gymnasium space to provide school-day physical instruction, and a list of all schools using off-site space to provide school-day physical education instruction.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0645-2015 *Chaim M. DeutschTransportationBus lane violations.IntroductionMotorists in New York City are prohibited from using dedicated bus lanes unless they are making right turns or picking up or dropping off passengers. The City operates cameras from 7:00am to 7:00pm on weekdays to monitor proper use of such lanes and impose monetary liability on those who fail to comply with bus lane restrictions. The bill would provide a “grace period” during the first and last five-minute period of such restrictions wherein motorists would not be subject to penalties resulting from images captured by a camera for utilizing bus lanes.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0646-2015 *Daniel Dromm TransportationLimiting the parking of motor vehicles by dealers.IntroductionThis bill would make it unlawful for any dealer to park, store, or otherwise maintain a motor vehicle upon any city street for the purpose of displaying the motor vehicle for sale or greasing or repairing such motor vehicle (except in the case of an emergency repair). Additionally, it would prohibit any dealer from parking, storing, or otherwise maintaining on any street a motor vehicle that is in the dealer’s possession while awaiting repair or subsequent return to the owner or lessee of such motor vehicle. Dealers in possession of motor vehicles awaiting repair or return to the owner or lessee would be required to display a placard indicating the dealer’s name, address, license number, and telephone contact information in a manner clearly legible through the motor vehicle’s forward windshield. Each violation of these prohibitions would be punishable by a fine of no less than $250 and no more than $400. Every day that a motor vehicle is parked illegally would be considered a separate violation. Additionally, the bill would allow the owner or lessee of a motor vehicle who receives a summons for a parking violation on a date and time in which the dealer was in the possession of the motor vehicle to use the dealer’s possession as an affirmative defense. If this defense is successful, the Transportation Commissioner may issue a summons, violation, or otherwise prosecute the dealer in possession at the time of the offense. The bill would also make any motor vehicle parked upon any city street for the purpose of displaying the motor vehicle for sale or greasing or repairing such motor vehicle (except in the case of an emergency repair) subject to impoundment. Any motor vehicle impounded would not be released until all applicable towing and storage fees were paid. If a motor vehicle is impounded or receives a summons while in possession of a dealer who is not the owner or lessee of the vehicle, the bill permits the owner or lessee of the vehicle to maintain a private cause of action against the dealer in possession.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0647-2015 *Daniel Dromm TransportationMaking the chaining, tying, or attaching of bicycles to street trees illegal.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit any person from chaining, tying, or otherwise attaching a bicycle to a street tree. The Transportation Commissioner, in consultation with the Commissioner of Parks and Recreation, would be responsible for promulgating any rules establishing penalties for violating this prohibition. Additionally, the bill would allow the bicycle to be seized and impounded when a summons or notice of violation is issued for violating this prohibition. Finally, the bill would allow designated employees of the Department of Transportation, Police Department, Department of Sanitation, and Department of Parks and Recreation to enforce this law.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0648-2015 *Daniel Dromm Housing and BuildingsReporting and providing information concerning bedbugsIntroductionThis bill would require owners of certain residential buildings to provide annual reports to the Department of Housing Preservation and Development regarding past bedbug infestations occurring in those buildings. The bill also would require owners to annually provide each tenant with information on bedbug infestations that have occurred in the tenant’s building, as well as information on the prevention, detection and removal of bedbug infestations.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0649-2015 *Daniel Dromm Civil RightsRescinding a waiver to the right to file a claim under the human rights law.IntroductionThe New York City Human Rights Law prohibits many forms of employment discrimination. This bill would require that any waiver of a right or claim under the Human Rights Law be knowing and voluntary. The bill would create specific and stringent standards to demonstrate knowing and voluntary waiver- including, amongst other requirements, a requirement that the waiver be in writing and understood by the employee.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0650-2015 *Daniel Dromm Consumer AffairsRequiring the department of consumer affairs to establish a uniform rating system for retail food stores.IntroductionThis bill would create a uniform rating system for retail food stores, such as grocery stores, convenience stores, bodegas, etc., on their compliance with the consumer affairs title of the administrative code.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0651-2015 *Daniel Dromm TransportationRequirement that tickets and notices for parking violations provide a defense that a ticket was erroneously issued.Introduction Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0652-2015 *Daniel Dromm Governmental OperationsRecords access by council members.Introduction Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0653-2015 *Daniel Dromm HealthGluten and food establishments.Introduction Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0654-2015 *Daniel Dromm Parks and RecreationEstablishment of an immigrant affairs coordinator within the department of parks and recreation.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) to establish an “Immigrant Affairs Coordinator” who would act as a liaison between DPR and immigrant communities to help them engage more with park services.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0562-2015 *Daniel Dromm Fire and Criminal Justice ServicesAppoint special prosecutors to prosecute violence and civil rights violations against individuals in the NYC Dept of Correction.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0563-2015 *Daniel Dromm EducationReject any attempt to raise the cap on the number of charter schools.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0564-2015 *Daniel Dromm EducationDOE to implement a curriculum and to acquire textbooks and trade books that include key moments in LGBT history.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0565-2015 *Daniel Dromm EducationDOE to make use of available free resources from the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in its implementation of the Respect for All initiative.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0566-2015 *Daniel Dromm Higher EducationCUNY to incorporate Lunar New Year as an observed university holiday throughout the CUNY system.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0567-2015 *Daniel Dromm Higher EducationCUNY to incorporate Diwali as an observed university holiday throughout the CUNY system.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0568-2015 *Daniel Dromm EducationEstablish Diwali as an official holiday for NYC public school students.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0569-2015 *Daniel Dromm ImmigrationUrging the US Dept of Homeland Security to investigate abuse allegations and take action to ensure the safety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender immigrants in the custody of the US Dept of Homeland Security.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0655-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - FinanceSale of tax liens.IntroductionOn January 22, 2015, the City Council adopted legislation Local Law 14 that would among other things, create a Temporary Taskforce to examine the authority of the commissioner of finance to sell tax liens as an effective enforcement tool to collect debt owed to the city, and ensure proper mechanisms and protections are established to decrease the necessity for the use of such tool. The Task Force will also be required to submit a report about their conclusions and recommendations in examining the tax lien sale process. Local Law 14 required the Mayor to appoint 5 members, and the Council to appoint 5 members each to the Board. The legislation also required such appointments to be made within 60 days after the enactment of the local law. Int. 655 would change the date of appointment of the board members from no later than 60 days after enactment of the local law to no later than August 1, 2015. This legislation would also clarify that the Speaker can appoint any individual to the board that is an employee of the Council.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0656-2015 *Vincent IgnizioFinanceEstablishment of the South Shore BID, Staten IslandIntroductionInt. 656 would establish the South Shore BID on Staten Island in Council Member Ignizio’s district. This BID would consist of three, small, non-contiguous commercial strips located in the towns of Great Kills, Eltingville and Annadale. This is an interesting BID because it would be the City’s first BID consisting of three separate commercial strips under the umbrella of one BID. The BID would be comprised of 217 parcels of land containing 275 businesses, most of which are independently-owned and some of which are regional and national chain stores. The majority of the BID is commercial, but there are also public facilities, transportation and utilities, vacant land, and 82 residential units. The BID would have a relatively small budget of $185,000 in its first year, with the average assessment being approximately $1,002 per year and the maximum projected assessment being $5,090 per year.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0570-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - FinanceApproving the new designation and changes in the designation of certain organizations to receive funding in the Expense Budget.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0571-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - FinanceEstablishment of the South Shore BID, Staten IslandResolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0572-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandFinanceProvide a one hundred dollar tax credit to each taxpayer who adopts a dog or a cat from a shelter.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0657-2015 *Daniel R. GarodnickHealthCreation of a water tank inspection report database.IntroductionBuilding owners are currently required to conduct annual water tank inspections and, through a provision of the Health Code, submit the inspection reports to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). This bill would codify in the Administrative Code the submission requirement that currently exists in the Health Code. It would require DOHMH to forward inspection results it receives to the Department of Buildings, which would be required to create an online water tank inspection database. This bill would also reinstate a lapsed requirement of annual reporting by DOHMH to the Council relating to water tank inspections, and introduce a new requirement that such reports include data on the number of inspection results received, and the number of received results that demonstrate compliance with the health-related requirements for water tanks.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0658-2015 *Daniel R. GarodnickTransportationRequiring information security and use of personal information policies for services licensed by taxi and limousine commission.IntroductionThis bill requires entities licensed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission to protect passenger information—including names, addresses, credit card information, and any GPS data collected a passenger traveling in a TLC-licensed vehicle—and to only use that information for purposes the passenger has authorized. Those who misuse personal informational information would be subject to a penalty of $1,000 per violation.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0659-2015 *Ben KallosGovernmental OperationsCeating an online voter information portal allowing absentee voters to track the status of their absentee application and ballot.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Board of Elections to provide a secure website and mobile application that would allow users to (1) track the status of their absentee application and ballot; (2) view their registration status; (3) view the party for which they are a registered member; (4) view the federal, state, and local election districts in which they reside; (5) know whether they are required to bring any form of identification to vote; (6) view which elections held over the previous four calendar years for which they were registered to vote and whether they voted; (7) view the address at which they were previously registered to vote; (8) provide the option to receive alerts, including when there is a change in their registration status; (9) providing access to existing resources including (a) registering to vote, (b) updating registration information, (c) viewing sample ballots, (d) polling place locations, (e) voting hours, (f) signing up as a poll workers, and (g) viewing the voter guide.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0573-2015 *Ben KallosTechnologyOnline Competition and Consumer Choice Act (S.40/H.R.196)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0660-2015 *Rory I. LancmanWomen’s IssuesRequiring the office to combat domestic violence to provide clients with service satisfaction surveys.IntroductionThe bill would require the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV) to provide clients with service satisfaction surveys after they have received domestic violence services from OCDV. Completion of the survey by clients would not be mandatory and would be anonymous. OCDV would be required to submit to the New York City Council, on an annual basis, all service satisfaction surveys and data completed, specifically on November 1 of each year. The data submitted to the New York City Council would be disaggregated by borough and by victim status. Victim status would mean domestic violence, sexual abuse, elder abuse, human trafficking, or any other category OCDV would deem appropriate. The bill would require all agencies to provide, upon request from OCDV, all information needed for compliance with the bill. OCDV would also be required to make best efforts to ensure that other entities provide information as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of the bill.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0661-2015 *Mark LevineFinanceAcceptance of bitcoins for the payment of fines and fees.IntroductionThis bill would permit the city to accept bitcoins, through a financial intermediary, for the payment of fines, fees, charges and civil penalties. One or more financial intermediaries would contract with the city to provide such service where they would accept the bitcoin payment and then forward an equivalent amount, in dollars, to the city in satisfaction of the fine, fee, charge or civil penalty. A fee, to match the actual costs of the transaction, might be appended.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0662-2015 *Mark LevinePublic SafetyCriminal Justice Reform Act (CJRA) - Requiring the police department to submit quarterly reports relating to the issuance of desk appearance tickets.IntroductionIn enforcing misdemeanors and non-criminal offenses, the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”) may either arrest the offender, issue a desk appearance ticket, or issue either a criminal or civil summons. The difference between a desk appearance and a summons is that issuing a desk appearance ticket requires the offender to be fingerprinted and booked, typically at a police precinct. This bill would require the NYPD to issue a quarterly report on the number of desk appearance tickets issued, disaggregated by the race, gender, and age of the person to whom it was issued, as well as the offense charged and the precinct in which it was issued.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0574-2015 *Mark LevineGovernmental OperationsClarifying the bill-aging requirements contained in state law and the NYC Charter.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0663-2015 *I. Daneek MillerTransportationRight of way of pedestrians and bicyclists.IntroductionThis local law would exempt MTA bus drivers from Local Law 29-2014, which creates penalties for drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians or bicyclists who have the right of way.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0664-2015 *I. Daneek MillerGovernmental OperationsUsing a machine readable format for the department of citywide administrative services’ quarterly provisional employee report.IntroductionThe New York City Charter currently requires the Department of Citywide Administrative Services to issue a quarterly report regarding provisional employees. This bill would require that the report be issued in a format that can be automatically read and processed by a machine and posted to the city’s website.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0665-2015 *The Public Advocate (Ms. James)Public SafetyRequiring the police department to report information gathered by ShotSpotter technology.IntroductionThis bill requires the NYPD to report on information detected by ShotSpotter technology.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0666-2015 *Antonio ReynosoEnvironmental ProtectionSale of nonwoven disposable products.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit a retailer from selling a nonwoven disposable product unless it complies with testing standards established by the commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0667-2015 *Ydanis A. RodriguezSanitation and Solid Waste ManagementRequiring the dept of sanitation to conduct a feasibility study concerning placing sensors on public waste receptacles.Introduction Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0668-2015 *Ydanis A. RodriguezTransportationLower emission taxis and for hire vehicles.Introduction Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0669-2015 *Ydanis A. RodriguezSanitation and Solid Waste ManagementPilot program for the use of sensor-enhanced public litter baskets.Introduction Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0575-2015 *Ydanis A. RodriguezTransportationMaking it a felony to assault a driver licensed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0576-2015 *Helen K. RosenthalState and Federal LegislationDeclaring the City of New York a “TPP-Free Zone”.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0577-2015 *Helen K. RosenthalEducationDept of Education to amend its Parent’s Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0578-2015 *Ritchie J. TorresCivil RightsPresident Obama to expand upon Executive Order 13672 by requiring all federal grantees to adopt pro-LGBT nondiscrimination policies and practices.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0579-2015 *Eric A. UlrichVeteransToxic Exposure Research Act.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0670-2015 *James VaccaTechnologyModifying the 311 website so that customers can store and track all requests regardless of how the requests are submitted.IntroductionThis bill would require that the City’s 311 website be modified so that it offers customers the option to create unique online customer accounts that would allow customers to store and track their 311 requests regardless of how such requests were submitted. Currently, the 311 mobile app allows customers to store and track 311 requests that were made using the mobile app only. The individualized customer accounts would allow customers to store and track 311 requests that were submitted via the 311 mobile app as well as requests submitted via the 311 website, via certain social media sites, by a phone call, or by any other approved methods.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0671-2015 *Paul A. ValloneTransportationRequiring countdown pedestrian signals at intersections adjacent to schools and parks.IntroductionThe legislation would mandate that starting in 2016, and annually thereafter, the Department of Transportation shall install pedestrian countdown signals at 100 intersections adjacent to schools or parks.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0580-2015 *Paul A. VallonePublic SafetyEstablishing the offense of forcible touching against a child.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0581-2015 *James G. Van BramerFinanceEstablishing a real property tax credit for small business owners who own their properties and for commercial landlords who retain tenants.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0672-2015 *Jumaane D. WilliamsHousing and BuildingsPortable storage containersIntroductionThe bill would restrict residential property owners from putting a portable storage container on their property unless a permit was issued for such container by the Commissioner of the Department of Buildings. The permit would have a duration of no more than six months, and could be renewed one time for an additional six-month period at the discretion of the Commissioner.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0673-2015 *Jumaane D. WilliamsTechnologyAccess to the translation feature of city websites.IntroductionThis bill would require that all city websites include a feature to translate the text of that website into languages other than English, whenever practicable. Such translation feature should also be indicated in a means that is comprehensible to speakers of several of the most commonly spoken languages.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0173-2015 *David G. GreenfieldZoning and FranchisesZoning, 102 Greene St, Manhattan ( C 140353 ZSM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0173-2015 *David G. Greenfield Zoning, 102 Greene St, Manhattan ( C 140353 ZSM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0174-2015 *David G. GreenfieldZoning and FranchisesZoning, 498 Broome Str, Manhattan (C 130066 ZSM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0174-2015 *David G. Greenfield Zoning, 498 Broome Str, Manhattan (C 130066 ZSM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0175-2015 *David G. GreenfieldZoning and FranchisesZoning, Fort Hamilton Parkway and East 4th St, Brooklyn (C 150076 ZMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0175-2015 *David G. Greenfield Zoning, Fort Hamilton Parkway and East 4th St, Brooklyn (C 150076 ZMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0176-2015 *David G. GreenfieldZoning and FranchisesZoning, Fort Hamilton Parkway and 54th St, Brooklyn (C 140288 ZMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0176-2015 *David G. Greenfield Zoning, Fort Hamilton Parkway and 54th St, Brooklyn (C 140288 ZMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0177-2015 *David G. GreenfieldLandmarks, Public Siting and Maritime UsesLandmarks, Central Ridgewood Historic District, Queens (20155270 HKQ (N 150202 HKQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0177-2015 *David G. Greenfield Landmarks, Central Ridgewood Historic District, Queens (20155270 HKQ (N 150202 HKQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0178-2015 *David G. GreenfieldLandmarks, Public Siting and Maritime UsesLandmarks, Chester Court Historic District, Brooklyn (20155273 HKK (N 150204 HKK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0178-2015 *David G. Greenfield Landmarks, Chester Court Historic District, Brooklyn (20155273 HKK (N 150204 HKK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available