Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 4/16/2015 1:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
Meeting video:  
Attachments: Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files - April 16, 2015, Hearing Transcript of the Stated Meeting - April 16, 2015, Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 16, 2015
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    Delivered by: Rev. Dr. James Alexander Forbes, Jr., Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10027. 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 March 11, 2015 be adopted as printed by Council Member Maisel      Video Video
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M 0271-2015 * Received, Ordered, Printed and FiledSubmitting proposed modifications to the FY'16 Preliminary Budget.Communication Rcvd, Ord, Prnt, Fld by Council  Action details Not available
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M 0272-2015 *Daniel R. GarodnickCoupled on Call-Up VoteZoning, Sidewalk café, 181 East 78th St, Manhattan (20155354 TCM)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
M 0273-2015 *David G. GreenfieldCoupled on Call-Up VotePlanning, 1561 Walton Ave, Bronx (C 150174 PQX and C 150175 HAX)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
M 0274-2015 *David G. GreenfieldCoupled on Call-Up VotePlanning, 986-996 Washington Ave a.k.a. 489-493 E. 164th St, Bronx (C 150197 ZSX and N 150196 HAX)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
M 0275-2015 *Corey D. JohnsonCoupled on Call-Up VoteZoning, 39-41 W. 23rd St a.k.a. 20-22 W. 24th St, within the Ladies’ Mile Historic District, Manhattan (C 140404 ZSM)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
M 0276-2015 *Corey D. JohnsonCoupled on Call-Up VoteZoning, 39-41 W. 23rd St a.k.a. 20-22 W. 24th St, Manhattan (C 140405 ZSM)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0261-2014 ABrad S. LanderAmended and Coupled on GOProhibiting discrimination based on consumer credit history.IntroductionThis bill would amend the City’s Human Rights Law to make it an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer to use an individual’s consumer credit history in making employment decisions. Due to the sensitive nature of various employment positions that require additional layers of security, the bill would provide exceptions for a limited number of positions.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0271-2014 ADonovan J. RichardsAmended and Coupled on GOAir pollution control code.Introduction Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0555-2014 AJulissa Ferreras-CopelandAmended and Coupled on GOSenior citizen rent increase exemption program and the disability rent increase exemption program.Introduction Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0681-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandCoupled on GOMeatpacking Area business improvement district, ManhattanIntroduction Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0727-2015 *Vincent IgnizioCoupled on GOReal property damaged by Hurricane Sandy.Introduction Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0747-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - Coupled on GOMayor’s Executive BudgetIntroductionVarious provisions in the New York City Charter (the “Charter”) prescribe the actions that need to be taken as part of the annual budget submission process during a fiscal year. Such provisions also prescribe dates on which these actions must be taken. This legislation would amend the Charter prescribed dates for Executive budget action. The new dates are as follows: 1. Mayor’s submission of the proposed executive budget and budget message no later than May 7, 2015. 2. Mayor’s submission of the Ten-Year Capital Strategy no later than May 7, 2015. 3. Borough Presidents’ submission of recommendations in response to Mayor’s executive budget no later than May 15, 2015. 4. Director of Independent Budget Office’s submission of report analyzing the Mayor’s executive budget no later than May 26, 2015. 5. Completion of City Council’s executive budget hearings no later than June 15, 2015. 6. If an expense budget has not been adopted by June 16, 2015, the expense budget and tax rate adopted as modified for the current fiscal year shall be deemed to have been extended for the new fiscal year until such time as a new expense budget has been adopted. 7. If a capital budget and capital program have not been adopted by June 16, 2015, the unutilized portion of all prior capital appropriations shall be deemed reappropriated. 8. Mayor’s submission to Council of an estimate of probable amount of receipts no later than June 16, 2015. 9. Any person/organization’s submission of an official alternative estimate of revenues no later than May 26, 2015. 10. If the Council has not fixed the tax rates for the ensuing year on or before June 16, 2015, the Department of Finance is authorized to complete the rolls and collect property tax using estimated rates. 11. If the Council has not fixed the tax rates for ensuing fiscal year on or before June 16, 2015, the Council shall fix the tax rates for ensuing fiscal year at percentages differing from the estimated rates, and property tax payments shall be paid at the estimated rates. In this event DOF must revise the assessment roll before January 1st and send out an amended bill to reflect the tax rates fixed by the Council.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0206-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Lands End I, Block 246, Lot 1; Manhattan, Community District No. 3, Council District No. 1.Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0657-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 206 - Lands End I, Block 246, Lot 1; Manhattan, Community District No. 3, Council District No. 1.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0207-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Penn South, 212-226 9th Ave (Block 747, Lot 1), 311-351 West 24th St (Block 748, Lot 1), 250-268 9th Ave (Block 749, Lot 1), 313 8th Ave (Block 749, Lot 24), 270-296 9th Ave (Block 751, Lot 1) and 305 9th Ave (Block 752, Lot 1), Manhattan.Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0658-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 207 - Penn South, 212-226 9th Ave (Block 747, Lot 1), 311-351 West 24th St (Block 748, Lot 1), 250-268 9th Ave (Block 749, Lot 1), 313 8th Ave (Block 749, Lot 24), 270-296 9th Ave (Block 751, Lot 1) and 305 9th Ave (Block 752, Lot 1), Manhattan.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0433-2014 AAndrew CohenAmended and Coupled on GOElectrical outlet safety devices and tamper-resistant receptacles.IntroductionEvery day approximately seven children are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries caused by tampering with a wall outlet. This bill would require the owners of multiple dwellings to install and maintain protective devices over electrical outlets in common areas of the building that are accessible to children or pets. Failure to install or maintain these protective devices would result in a class B hazardous violation. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the Department of Buildings, the Fire Department and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene would all be required to enforce this bill.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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LU 0189-2015 *David G. GreenfieldApproved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Rule 11.70(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.Zoning, Special Clinton District, Manhattan (C140407 ZRM)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Rule 11.70(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0190-2015 *David G. GreenfieldApproved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Rule 11.70(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.Zoning, Special Clinton District, Manhattan (C 140408 ZSM)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Rule 11.70(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0191-2015 *David G. GreenfieldApproved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Rule 11.70(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.Zoning, Special Clinton District, Manhattan (C 140409 ZSM)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Rule 11.70(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0195-2015 *David G. Greenfield Zoning, Sidewalk café, 131 Seventh Ave South, Manhattan (20155355 TCM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0659-2015 *David G. GreenfieldCoupled on GOLU 195 - Zoning, Sidewalk café, 131 Seventh Ave South, Manhattan (20155355 TCM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0196-2015 *David G. Greenfield Zoning, Sidewalk café, 137 Seventh Ave South, Manhattan (20155377 TCM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0660-2015 *David G. GreenfieldCoupled on GOLU 196 - Zoning, Sidewalk café, 137 Seventh Ave South, Manhattan (20155377 TCM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0202-2015 *David G. Greenfield Zoning, 2702 West 15th Street, Brooklyn (C 140209 ZSK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0661-2015 *David G. GreenfieldCoupled on GOLU 202 - Zoning, 2702 West 15th Street, Brooklyn (C 140209 ZSK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0203-2015 *David G. Greenfield Planning, Fifth Avenue Committee Renaissance, Manhattan (20155443 HAK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0662-2015 *David G. GreenfieldCoupled on GOLU 203 - Planning, Fifth Avenue Committee Renaissance, Manhattan (20155443 HAK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0204-2015 *David G. Greenfield Planning, Northern Manhattan Equities Phase II, Manhattan (20155444 HAM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0663-2015 *David G. GreenfieldCoupled on GOLU 204 - Planning, Northern Manhattan Equities Phase II, Manhattan (20155444 HAM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0211-2014 ABrad S. LanderAmended and Coupled on GOBus rapid transit plan.IntroductionBus rapid transit (BRT) is a system that is designed to make bus service faster, more reliable and efficient through features such as off-board fare payment and dedicated bus lanes. The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) collaborate on a version of BRT called Select Bus Service (SBS), with eight lines implemented since June 2008. Under the bill, DOT would work with the MTA and gather input with the public to develop a citywide BRT plan, due to the Council no later than September 1, 2017. The plan would consider areas of the City in need of additional rapid transit options, strategies for serving growing neighborhoods, potential intra-borough and inter-borough BRT corridors DOT plans to establish by 2027, strategies for integrating BRT with other transit routes, and the anticipated operating costs of additional BRT lines. Additionally, DOT would be required to update the Council on the implementation of the plan every two years, through 2027.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0597-2014 ARitchie J. TorresAmended and Coupled on GOCar sharing in the city fleet.IntroductionThe City to establish a car sharing program for the fleet of light-duty passenger vehicles owned by the City, excluding certain emergency, specially designed, enforcement, and inspection vehicles. Over a five-year period beginning in 2016, the City would be required to reduce the size of City’s light-duty passenger vehicle fleet by at least nine percent through strategies including car sharing. The City would also be required to submit annual reports on the program to the Council.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 0261-2014 ABrad S. LanderA and GOProhibiting discrimination based on consumer credit history.IntroductionThis bill would amend the City’s Human Rights Law to make it an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer to use an individual’s consumer credit history in making employment decisions. Due to the sensitive nature of various employment positions that require additional layers of security, the bill would provide exceptions for a limited number of positions.   Action details Not available
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Int 0271-2014 ADonovan J. RichardsA and GOAir pollution control code.Introduction    Action details Not available
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Int 0555-2014 AJulissa Ferreras-CopelandA and GOSenior citizen rent increase exemption program and the disability rent increase exemption program.Introduction    Action details Not available
Int 0681-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandGOMeatpacking Area business improvement district, ManhattanIntroduction    Action details Not available
Int 0727-2015 *Vincent IgnizioGOReal property damaged by Hurricane Sandy.Introduction    Action details Not available
Int 0747-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - GOMayor’s Executive BudgetIntroductionVarious provisions in the New York City Charter (the “Charter”) prescribe the actions that need to be taken as part of the annual budget submission process during a fiscal year. Such provisions also prescribe dates on which these actions must be taken. This legislation would amend the Charter prescribed dates for Executive budget action. The new dates are as follows: 1. Mayor’s submission of the proposed executive budget and budget message no later than May 7, 2015. 2. Mayor’s submission of the Ten-Year Capital Strategy no later than May 7, 2015. 3. Borough Presidents’ submission of recommendations in response to Mayor’s executive budget no later than May 15, 2015. 4. Director of Independent Budget Office’s submission of report analyzing the Mayor’s executive budget no later than May 26, 2015. 5. Completion of City Council’s executive budget hearings no later than June 15, 2015. 6. If an expense budget has not been adopted by June 16, 2015, the expense budget and tax rate adopted as modified for the current fiscal year shall be deemed to have been extended for the new fiscal year until such time as a new expense budget has been adopted. 7. If a capital budget and capital program have not been adopted by June 16, 2015, the unutilized portion of all prior capital appropriations shall be deemed reappropriated. 8. Mayor’s submission to Council of an estimate of probable amount of receipts no later than June 16, 2015. 9. Any person/organization’s submission of an official alternative estimate of revenues no later than May 26, 2015. 10. If the Council has not fixed the tax rates for the ensuing year on or before June 16, 2015, the Department of Finance is authorized to complete the rolls and collect property tax using estimated rates. 11. If the Council has not fixed the tax rates for ensuing fiscal year on or before June 16, 2015, the Council shall fix the tax rates for ensuing fiscal year at percentages differing from the estimated rates, and property tax payments shall be paid at the estimated rates. In this event DOF must revise the assessment roll before January 1st and send out an amended bill to reflect the tax rates fixed by the Council.   Action details Not available
Res 0657-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - GOLU 206 - Lands End I, Block 246, Lot 1; Manhattan, Community District No. 3, Council District No. 1.Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0658-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - GOLU 207 - Penn South, 212-226 9th Ave (Block 747, Lot 1), 311-351 West 24th St (Block 748, Lot 1), 250-268 9th Ave (Block 749, Lot 1), 313 8th Ave (Block 749, Lot 24), 270-296 9th Ave (Block 751, Lot 1) and 305 9th Ave (Block 752, Lot 1), Manhattan.Resolution    Action details Not available
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Int 0433-2014 AAndrew CohenA and GOElectrical outlet safety devices and tamper-resistant receptacles.IntroductionEvery day approximately seven children are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries caused by tampering with a wall outlet. This bill would require the owners of multiple dwellings to install and maintain protective devices over electrical outlets in common areas of the building that are accessible to children or pets. Failure to install or maintain these protective devices would result in a class B hazardous violation. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the Department of Buildings, the Fire Department and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene would all be required to enforce this bill.   Action details Not available
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Res 0659-2015 *David G. GreenfieldGOLU 195 - Zoning, Sidewalk café, 131 Seventh Ave South, Manhattan (20155355 TCM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0660-2015 *David G. GreenfieldGOLU 196 - Zoning, Sidewalk café, 137 Seventh Ave South, Manhattan (20155377 TCM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0661-2015 *David G. GreenfieldGOLU 202 - Zoning, 2702 West 15th Street, Brooklyn (C 140209 ZSK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0662-2015 *David G. GreenfieldGOLU 203 - Planning, Fifth Avenue Committee Renaissance, Manhattan (20155443 HAK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0663-2015 *David G. GreenfieldGOLU 204 - Planning, Northern Manhattan Equities Phase II, Manhattan (20155444 HAM)Resolution    Action details Not available
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Int 0211-2014 ABrad S. LanderA and GOBus rapid transit plan.IntroductionBus rapid transit (BRT) is a system that is designed to make bus service faster, more reliable and efficient through features such as off-board fare payment and dedicated bus lanes. The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) collaborate on a version of BRT called Select Bus Service (SBS), with eight lines implemented since June 2008. Under the bill, DOT would work with the MTA and gather input with the public to develop a citywide BRT plan, due to the Council no later than September 1, 2017. The plan would consider areas of the City in need of additional rapid transit options, strategies for serving growing neighborhoods, potential intra-borough and inter-borough BRT corridors DOT plans to establish by 2027, strategies for integrating BRT with other transit routes, and the anticipated operating costs of additional BRT lines. Additionally, DOT would be required to update the Council on the implementation of the plan every two years, through 2027.   Action details Not available
Int 0597-2014 ARitchie J. TorresA and GOCar sharing in the city fleet.IntroductionThe City to establish a car sharing program for the fleet of light-duty passenger vehicles owned by the City, excluding certain emergency, specially designed, enforcement, and inspection vehicles. Over a five-year period beginning in 2016, the City would be required to reduce the size of City’s light-duty passenger vehicle fleet by at least nine percent through strategies including car sharing. The City would also be required to submit annual reports on the program to the Council.   Action details Not available
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T2014-0002 * GOCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds    Action details Not available
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Res 0533-2015 AMargaret S. ChinAmended and Adopted by the Committee on Civil Service and LaborJames Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0637-2015 *Peter A. KooAdopted by the Committee on Land UseCommemorating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the NYC Landmarks Law.Resolution Approved, by Council  Action details Not available
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Int 0743-2015 *Melissa Mark-ViveritoCivil Service and LaborRelating to the designation of an agency to enforce the Earned Sick Time Act.IntroductionThis bill would create an Office of Labor Standards (“Office”) and would give the Mayor the option to put the office in the agency or mayoral office that he deems appropriate. The Office would study and make recommendations for worker education, safety and protection, educate employers on labor laws, create public education campaigns regarding worker rights, and collect and analyze labor statistics. It would also allow the Office to take over administration of the Earned Sick Time Act (“Paid Sick Time”) and Transit Benefit law, but the Mayor is given the option to designate another agency or office for these tasks. In addition, this office may be given other responsibilities in the future. .Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0648-2015 *Costa G. ConstantinidesHealthRecognizing this and every April as Organ Donation Awareness Month in the City of NY.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0744-2015 *Elizabeth S. CrowleyFinanceEstablishing a prevailing wage requirement for covered workers in financially assisted facilities.IntroductionInt. 744 would amend the Administrative Code by adding a new section 6-139 in relation to prevailing wage.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0745-2015 *Daniel Dromm Environmental ProtectionOperation of electronic sound devices on food vending vehicles.IntroductionThis local law would prohibit food vending vehicles and carts from operating a sound signal device between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 9 a.m.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0746-2015 *Daniel Dromm Consumer AffairsPreventing the unauthorized practice of immigration law.IntroductionTitle 20, Chapter 5, Subchapter 14 of the New York City Administrative Code regulates Immigration Assistance Service Providers. This bill would amend Subchapter 14 to impose stricter guidelines for providers and further protect customers against immigration services fraud and unauthorized practice of the law. Providers would be required to include specific language in their contracts related to the provider’s duties and limitations, as well as the customer’s rights. Additionally, providers would have to post required signage in English, as well as in any languages in which they provide or offer to provide services. Providers would be prohibited from offering and providing services that should only be provided by an attorney, and from making statements that could lead a customer to believe that the provider is an attorney or an immigration expert. Additionally, this bill would require that the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) provide periodic reports to the Council with information regarding the number, type, source and result of complaints against providers.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0747-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - FinanceMayor’s Executive BudgetIntroductionVarious provisions in the New York City Charter (the “Charter”) prescribe the actions that need to be taken as part of the annual budget submission process during a fiscal year. Such provisions also prescribe dates on which these actions must be taken. This legislation would amend the Charter prescribed dates for Executive budget action. The new dates are as follows: 1. Mayor’s submission of the proposed executive budget and budget message no later than May 7, 2015. 2. Mayor’s submission of the Ten-Year Capital Strategy no later than May 7, 2015. 3. Borough Presidents’ submission of recommendations in response to Mayor’s executive budget no later than May 15, 2015. 4. Director of Independent Budget Office’s submission of report analyzing the Mayor’s executive budget no later than May 26, 2015. 5. Completion of City Council’s executive budget hearings no later than June 15, 2015. 6. If an expense budget has not been adopted by June 16, 2015, the expense budget and tax rate adopted as modified for the current fiscal year shall be deemed to have been extended for the new fiscal year until such time as a new expense budget has been adopted. 7. If a capital budget and capital program have not been adopted by June 16, 2015, the unutilized portion of all prior capital appropriations shall be deemed reappropriated. 8. Mayor’s submission to Council of an estimate of probable amount of receipts no later than June 16, 2015. 9. Any person/organization’s submission of an official alternative estimate of revenues no later than May 26, 2015. 10. If the Council has not fixed the tax rates for the ensuing year on or before June 16, 2015, the Department of Finance is authorized to complete the rolls and collect property tax using estimated rates. 11. If the Council has not fixed the tax rates for ensuing fiscal year on or before June 16, 2015, the Council shall fix the tax rates for ensuing fiscal year at percentages differing from the estimated rates, and property tax payments shall be paid at the estimated rates. In this event DOF must revise the assessment roll before January 1st and send out an amended bill to reflect the tax rates fixed by the Council.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0748-2015 *Corey D. JohnsonMental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability ServicesDrug strategyIntroductionThis bill would create the office of drug strategy to provide strategic leadership to coordinate a public health and safety approach to address problems associated to drug use and redresses the effects associated with past and current drug use.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0749-2015 *Corey D. JohnsonTransportationRequiring taxicabs and for-hire vehicles to be accessible to persons with physical disabilities.IntroductionThis bill would require that all taxicabs, liveries, black cars, and luxury limousines be accessible to persons with disabilities through the side of such vehicles by January 1, 2020.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0649-2015 *Corey D. JohnsonWomen’s IssuesProhibition of differential pay based on gender. (A.6075/S.1)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0750-2015 *Ben KallosHousing and BuildingsRequiring landlords to distribute voter registration forms.IntroductionThis bill would require apartment owners to provide a voter registration form to each new tenant signing an apartment lease. The form would be provided at the time that the lease is provided for signing. Apartment owners may provide assistance in completing the form if they wish, and may also mail the form to the Board of Elections. The registration forms provided would be in English unless otherwise requested by the tenant.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0751-2015 *Mark LevineHousing and BuildingsCreation of an affordable housing lottery task force.IntroductionThis bill would create an affordable housing lottery task force to review the lottery systems currently used for affordable housing and make recommendations for improvements to those systems.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0650-2015 *Darlene MealyCivil RightsVoting Rights Amendment Act of 2015 (H.R. 885)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0752-2015 *The Public Advocate (Ms. James)ContractsInformation regarding employees of city contractors.IntroductionThis bill would require an agency designated by the mayor to publish a bi-annual report providing employment details regarding vendors that contract with the City.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0651-2015 *Antonio ReynosoTransportationExtending the MTA tax to all for-hire vehicle trips.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0652-2015 *Ydanis A. RodriguezTransportationGROW AMERICA Act.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0653-2015 *Ydanis A. RodriguezHigher EducationCUNY to include in its FY16 budget and beyond, funding to provide MetroCards to all students enrolled in CUNY Colleges free of charge.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0753-2015 *Helen K. RosenthalFire and Criminal Justice ServicesRequiring the office of criminal justice to post on the office’s website an annual report regarding bail and the criminal justice system.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (“DoITT”) to report on a number of issues pertaining to the inmate population of the Department of Correction (“DOC”). The bill would require DoITT to report information on a quarterly basis regarding the number of inmates in DOC’s custody, based both on the average daily inmate population for the quarter and for the total number of inmate admissions that quarter. For those inmates detained pre-trial, the following information must be reported: the charges they are facing, how serious those charges are, how long these they have been detained, how much bail has been set on them, and their criminal record if any. For those inmates who were sentenced, DoITT must report the length of these inmates’ sentences. The bill also requires DoITT to report on the court system’s impact on the DOC inmate population. For both felony and misdemeanor cases, DoITT must report the number of cases in which bail was set and the number of cases in which the defendant failed to appear for a court date, both for cases in which the defendant posted bail and for cases in which the defendant was released. The bill also requires DoITT to report on the number of cases in which defendants were released under specified conditions such as supervised release programs, the number of cases in which forms of bail other than cash or bail bonds are imposed, and the number of defendants who post bail. Finally, the bill requires DoITT to report on the outcomes of cases in which defendants are incarcerated pre-trial, and to report certain key information differentiating between boroughs, and comparing that borough-specific data to borough-specific crime rates.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0754-2015 *Helen K. RosenthalParks and RecreationNotification for pesticide application in city parks.IntroductionThis bill would require the Parks Department (DPR) to establish a notification system by way of email or text message where park goers can register to receive advance notifications whenever an area under DPR’s jurisdiction will be sprayed with pesticides.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0654-2015 *Paul A. ValloneFinanceEstablish a new property tax classification for properties held in condominium and cooperative form. (S.4371/A.608)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0755-2015 *Jumaane D. WilliamsHousing and BuildingsEvictions of disabled tenants.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) to provide tenants with disabilities with information about legal services when such tenants are facing eviction. It would also require the Commissioner of HPD to report to the Mayor and the Speaker of the City Council on any pattern of discrimination against disabled tenants.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0756-2015 *Jumaane D. WilliamsTransportationPedestrian safety reporting.IntroductionCurrently, the Administrative Code requires the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) to inspect locations where four or more serious injuries or fatalities of cyclists or pedestrians occurred and to make results of such inspections available to the public upon request. Under the bill, DOT would be required to submit such results to the relevant Council Member and Community Board. The bill would also require that DOT accelerate the timeframe in which it conducts comprehensive studies of pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries from every five years to every three years. Additionally, such studies would be required to be submitted to Community Boards.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0655-2015 *Jumaane D. WilliamsGeneral WelfareNYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance to promulgate a rule which would require family shelter facilities to post the list of residents’ rights and protections in a public area.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0656-2015 *Stephen T. LevinGeneral WelfareAmend the Social Services law in order to raise the income eligibility for child care subsidies, so more children of working families have access to early childhood education services.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0206-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - FinanceLands End I, Block 246, Lot 1; Manhattan, Community District No. 3, Council District No. 1.Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0207-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - FinancePenn South, 212-226 9th Ave (Block 747, Lot 1), 311-351 West 24th St (Block 748, Lot 1), 250-268 9th Ave (Block 749, Lot 1), 313 8th Ave (Block 749, Lot 24), 270-296 9th Ave (Block 751, Lot 1) and 305 9th Ave (Block 752, Lot 1), Manhattan.Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0208-2015 *David G. GreenfieldZoning and FranchisesZoning, Sidewalk café, 181 East 78th St, Manhattan (20155354TCM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0208-2015 *David G. Greenfield Zoning, Sidewalk café, 181 East 78th St, Manhattan (20155354TCM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0209-2015 *David G. GreenfieldZoning and FranchisesZoning, 39-41 W. 23rd St , Manhattan (C140404ZSM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0209-2015 *David G. Greenfield Zoning, 39-41 W. 23rd St , Manhattan (C140404ZSM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0210-2015 *David G. GreenfieldZoning and FranchisesZoning, 39-41 W. 23rd St, Manhattan (C140405ZSM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0210-2015 *David G. Greenfield Zoning, 39-41 W. 23rd St, Manhattan (C140405ZSM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0211-2015 *David G. GreenfieldZoning and FranchisesZoning, Cherry Hill Gourmet Text Amendment, Brooklyn (N150109ZRK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0211-2015 *David G. Greenfield Zoning, Cherry Hill Gourmet Text Amendment, Brooklyn (N150109ZRK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0212-2015 *David G. GreenfieldPlanning, Dispositions and ConcessionsPlanning, New Roads Plaza, Bronx (C150197ZSX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0212-2015 *David G. Greenfield Planning, New Roads Plaza, Bronx (C150197ZSX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0213-2015 *David G. GreenfieldPlanning, Dispositions and ConcessionsPlanning, New Roads Plaza, Bronx (C150197ZSX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0213-2015 *David G. Greenfield Planning, New Roads Plaza, Bronx (C150197ZSX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0214-2015 *David G. GreenfieldPlanning, Dispositions and ConcessionsPlanning, 1561 Walton Ave, Bronx (C150175HAX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0214-2015 *David G. Greenfield Planning, 1561 Walton Ave, Bronx (C150175HAX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0215-2015 *David G. GreenfieldPlanning, Dispositions and ConcessionsPlanning, 1561 Walton Ave, Bronx (C150174PQX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0215-2015 *David G. Greenfield Planning, 1561 Walton Ave, Bronx (C150174PQX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available