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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/10/2015 1:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, Hearing Transcript of the Stated Meeting, Minutes of the Stated Meeting
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    1.       Roll call Video Video
    2.Delivered by: Pandit Tillack Seerattan, Shri Devi Mandir, 92-30 173rd Street, Jamaica, N.Y. 11433. Motion to spread the invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Miller.      Video Video
    3.Motion that the Minutes of the Stated Meeting of October 15, 2015 be adopted as printed by Council Member Levine.      Video Video
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M 0346-2015 *  Received, Ordered, Printed and FiledDesignating special commercial abatement areas under the NYC Industrial and Commercial Abatement Program (ICAP).Mayor's Message Rcvd, Ord, Prnt, Fld by Council  Action details Not available
M 0347-2015 *  Rules, Privileges and ElectionsJanet Alvarez, New York City Tax CommissionMayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
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M 0348-2015 *Margaret S. Chin Coupled on Call-Up VoteZoning, 643 Broadway, Manhattan (20165089 TCM)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
M 0349-2015 *Stephen T. Levin Coupled on Call-Up VotePlanning, 1 Clinton Street (aka 280 Cadman Plaza West), Brooklyn (C 150399 PPK and C 150400 PQK)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0743-2015 AMelissa Mark-Viverito Amended and Coupled on GORelating 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. .Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0783-2015 AJumaane D. Williams Amended and Coupled on GOInterest rate applied to unpaid charges for emergency repairs performed by the department of housing preservation and development.IntroductionThis bill would change the rate of interest applied by the Department of Finance to unpaid charges owed by landlords to the City for emergency repair work conducted by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Currently, the rate of interest is set at 7%. This bill would change the rate of interest to whatever rate the Council adopts in each fiscal year for the nonpayment of real property taxes.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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LU 0290-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, FSG CLUSTER/CD 33, 825 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn (20165169 HAK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0905-2015 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 290 - Planning, FSG CLUSTER/CD 33, 825 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn (20165169 HAK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0291-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, FSG CLUSTER/CD 35, 65 Park Ave, 368 Lafayette Ave, 802 Washington Ave and 840 Washington Ave, Brooklyn (20165170 HAK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0906-2015 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 291 - Planning, FSG CLUSTER/CD 40, 72 Lott St, 74 Lott St and 83 East 18th St, Brooklyn (20165171 HAK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0292-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, FSG CLUSTER/CD 40, 72 Lott St, 74 Lott St and 83 East 18th St, Brooklyn (20165171 HAK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0907-2015 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 292 - Planning, FSG CLUSTER/CD 40, 72 Lott St, 74 Lott St and 83 East 18th St, Brooklyn (20165171 HAK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0314-2014 AEric A. Ulrich Amended and Coupled on GORelating to the office of veterans affairs.IntroductionCurrently, Section 14 of the New York City Charter establishes an Office of Veterans Affairs within the mayor’s office. This bill would establish a separate Department of Veterans Affairs (the “Department”), headed by a Commissioner of Veterans Affairs. The bill would provide the Department with the responsibility to cooperate with federal, state, and local agencies and to inform and assist members of the armed forces and veterans, and their families in matters relating to: educational training and retraining services and facilities; health, medical, and rehabilitation services and facilities; provisions of federal, state, and local laws and regulations giving special rights and privileges to members of the armed forces, veterans, and their families; employment and re-employment services; and other appropriate matters. The Office of Veterans Affairs is currently advised by a Veterans Advisory Board comprised of nine members (five appointment by the mayor and four appointed by the speaker of the City Council), all of whom are veterans. This bill requires the Veterans Advisory Board to advise the commissioner on all matters concerning veterans, as well as keeping the requirements that they meet quarterly, keep records of meetings, and submit an annual report of their activities to the mayor and the council on or before December 31 of each year. Additionally, this bill amends the New York City Administrative Code to require the Department to publish information on its website concerning resources intended to assist veterans in obtaining employment, and to consult with city agencies to identify job postings for inclusion on the Federal veterans’ job bank. Finally, the bill requires each city agency to designate an employee to act as a liaison with veterans within the agency, and the Department to provide periodic training to the veterans’ liaisons, as well as to post on its website the names of the liaisons at each city agency.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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T2014-0002 * ~coupledCoupled on GOCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0743-2015 AMelissa Mark-Viverito~coupledA and GORelating 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. .   Action details Not available
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Int 0783-2015 AJumaane D. Williams~coupledA and GOInterest rate applied to unpaid charges for emergency repairs performed by the department of housing preservation and development.IntroductionThis bill would change the rate of interest applied by the Department of Finance to unpaid charges owed by landlords to the City for emergency repair work conducted by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Currently, the rate of interest is set at 7%. This bill would change the rate of interest to whatever rate the Council adopts in each fiscal year for the nonpayment of real property taxes.   Action details Not available
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Res 0905-2015 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 290 - Planning, FSG CLUSTER/CD 33, 825 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn (20165169 HAK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0906-2015 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 291 - Planning, FSG CLUSTER/CD 40, 72 Lott St, 74 Lott St and 83 East 18th St, Brooklyn (20165171 HAK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0907-2015 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 292 - Planning, FSG CLUSTER/CD 40, 72 Lott St, 74 Lott St and 83 East 18th St, Brooklyn (20165171 HAK)Resolution    Action details Not available
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Int 0314-2014 AEric A. Ulrich~coupledA and GORelating to the office of veterans affairs.IntroductionCurrently, Section 14 of the New York City Charter establishes an Office of Veterans Affairs within the mayor’s office. This bill would establish a separate Department of Veterans Affairs (the “Department”), headed by a Commissioner of Veterans Affairs. The bill would provide the Department with the responsibility to cooperate with federal, state, and local agencies and to inform and assist members of the armed forces and veterans, and their families in matters relating to: educational training and retraining services and facilities; health, medical, and rehabilitation services and facilities; provisions of federal, state, and local laws and regulations giving special rights and privileges to members of the armed forces, veterans, and their families; employment and re-employment services; and other appropriate matters. The Office of Veterans Affairs is currently advised by a Veterans Advisory Board comprised of nine members (five appointment by the mayor and four appointed by the speaker of the City Council), all of whom are veterans. This bill requires the Veterans Advisory Board to advise the commissioner on all matters concerning veterans, as well as keeping the requirements that they meet quarterly, keep records of meetings, and submit an annual report of their activities to the mayor and the council on or before December 31 of each year. Additionally, this bill amends the New York City Administrative Code to require the Department to publish information on its website concerning resources intended to assist veterans in obtaining employment, and to consult with city agencies to identify job postings for inclusion on the Federal veterans’ job bank. Finally, the bill requires each city agency to designate an employee to act as a liaison with veterans within the agency, and the Department to provide periodic training to the veterans’ liaisons, as well as to post on its website the names of the liaisons at each city agency.   Action details Not available
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Int 0980-2015 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsRealigning contribution limits to transition and inauguration entities with contribution limits to campaigns.IntroductionThis bill would set the contribution limits for transition and inauguration entities of winning campaigns for local office at the same level as the campaign contribution limits for that office. It would also clarify that candidates need not set up separate entities if they wish to self-fund their transition and inauguration entity in part.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0981-2015 *Laurie A. Cumbo~SPONSORContractsEstablishment of an M/WBE advisory board.IntroductionThis bill would establish an advisory board to enhance city procurement opportunities for M/WBEs. The board would consist of a chair and no fewer than ten members appointed by, and serving at the pleasure of, the mayor. The board’s responsibilities would be to advise the mayor on M/WBE issues and methods of increasing M/WBE participation in procurement, to provide information to firms owned by minorities and women about opportunities and programs for M/WBEs and to encourage them to certify as M/WBEs, and to educate relevant stakeholders and others in order to support the City’s efforts to increase M/WBE opportunities through regulatory and legislative changes. The board’s chair would also be authorized to direct the board to gather and disseminate information and convene meetings to improve information sharing and the provision of advice about M/WBE issues and opportunities.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0982-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORFinanceExtending the rate of the additional tax on the occupancy of hotel rooms.IntroductionThe current rate of the additional tax on the occupancy of hotel rooms is five and seven-eighths percent. Under existing law, on December 1, 2015, this rate will change to five percent. This bill would extend the current rate of five and seven-eighths percent through November 30, 2019. Beginning on December 1, 2019, the rate would change to five percent.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0983-2015 *Vanessa L. Gibson~SPONSORPublic SafetyAn advisory board on crossing guard deployment.IntroductionThis bill requires the NYPD, DOT and DOE to participate in an advisory board relating to NYC crossing guards, and submit biannual reports relating to recommended deployment to the Mayor, the Speaker and the NYPD commissioner.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0984-2015 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORTransportationCreating a new parking permit for expectant mothers experiencing a difficult or complicated pregnancy.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue a parking permit for vehicles owned or operated by an individual who has been certified by a physician as experiencing a difficult or complicated pregnancy (any pregnancy which results in impaired mobility). The permit would only be used for parking a vehicle where parking is prohibited by sign or rule, or allowing a vehicle to stand where standing is prohibited by sign or rule. Furthermore, the permit would be issued within 30 days after the DOT receives an application, and would expire 30 days after the expected delivery date. The towing of a vehicle bearing this permit would be prohibited when the vehicle is being used in accordance with the purpose of the permit, except when the Police Department determines a public safety emergency exists.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0985-2015 *Ben Kallos~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsEliminating public matching funds for contributions bundled by people doing business with the city.IntroductionThis bill would eliminate the possibility of matching, with public funds, any contribution to a candidate for local office that is bundled by a lobbyist or person who has, or may have, business dealings with the City.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0986-2015 *Ben Kallos~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsEarly public funds payments in local electionsIntroductionThis bill would allow for the earlier disbursement of limited amounts of public money to qualifying candidates who wish to participate in the City’s public matching campaign finance system during their campaigns. It would change the earliest possible date for disbursement from following the finalization of the candidates who qualify for the ballot to shortly after the deadline for certification for participation in the public matching program.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0987-2015 *Ben Kallos~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsIncreasing the minimum amount of money raised to participate in the first official campaign finance board debate for local offices.IntroductionThis bill would modify the standard for contributions raised and spent by candidates who participate in the City’s public funding matching program in order to be eligible to participate in the first official debate for the office they seek. It would change the formula for eligibility from having raised 20% of the threshold for public funding for the office they seek to having raised and spent 2.5% of the expenditure limit for such office. The effect of this would be to increase the minimum funds raised to between 300% and 400% of the previous minimums.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0988-2015 *Ben Kallos~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsAllowing for flexibility with respect to the voter guide.IntroductionThis bill would allow voters to opt-out of receiving a printed copy of the Campaign Finance Board’s Voter Guide, which is currently prepared and mailed to every household with a registered voter prior to local elections. It would also require the Campaign Finance Board to produce a Voter Guide, though not necessarily in a printed format, for state and federal election races.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0989-2015 *Ben Kallos~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionRequiring air quality monitoring near marine transfer stations.IntroductionThe bill would require that the city conduct air quality monitoring in areas of the city close to marine transfer stations.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0990-2015 *Andy L. King~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsProhibiting contributions from non-registered political committees to candidates who are not participating in the city’s public matching program.IntroductionUnder current law, candidates for local office who choose to participate in the City’s public funds program may receive contributions from a political committee only if such committee has registered with the Campaign Finance Board, but candidates who choose not to participate in the matching program may accept contributions from political committees regardless of whether they are registered with the Campaign Finance Board. This bill would extend the prohibition on the acceptance of contributions from non-registered political committees to non-participating candidates.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0991-2015 *Karen Koslowitz~SPONSORTransportationLimitation on parking of mobile homes and trailers on residential streets.IntroductionThis bill would make it a violation to park a mobile home or trailer in excess of three hours on a residential street. It would also make it a violation to park a mobile home or trailer on a residential street from 9pm through 5am. The bill would give the Department of Transportation, the Police Department, or any other authorized agency the power to subject to impoundment any mobile home or trailer parked in violation of this bill.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0992-2015 *Brad S. Lander~SPONSORPublic SafetyReporting on crossing guard deployment.IntroductionThis bill requires the NYPD to post a map to the Department website relating to crossing guard deployment in NYC.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0993-2015 *Stephen T. Levin~SPONSORGeneral WelfareChanging the date of an annual report related to sexually exploited children.IntroductionLocal Law 23 of 2013 requires the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) to report annually on the number of sexually exploited youth each agency has come into contact with over the course of the calendar year. Currently the report is due annually on January 1st. The bill would extend the deadline to March 1st annually in order to provide an adequate amount of time for DYCD and ACS to prepare the report. The bill would also amend the provision to require the report to be posted online and make a technical change to fix an error with the disaggregated age groups.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0994-2015 *Mark Levine~SPONSORParks and RecreationElectronic mail for trees of significant interest.IntroductionThis bill would require the department of parks and recreation to designate 200 trees of significant interest for signage that would include a unique identifier of the tree and an email address for public comment.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0995-2015 *Mark Levine~SPONSORCivil RightsUse of certain credit information in rental housing applications.IntroductionThis bill would make the use or consideration of a credit score, consumer debt judgment, collection account or medical debt in the rental or lease of a housing accommodation an unlawful discriminatory practice. In addition, this bill would make it an unlawful discriminatory practice for an owner of an affordable housing unit to (i) use the consumer credit history of anyone other than the designated representative of a household or (ii) fail to disclose the process and criteria by which the consumer credit history of the designated representative will be evaluated.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0996-2015 *I. Daneek Miller~SPONSORCivil Service and LaborProvision of unpaid military family leave.IntroductionThis bill would require employers to allow family members of deployed military personnel to take up to 20 days of unpaid leave.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0997-2015 *The Public Advocate (Ms. James)~SPONSORTransportationPedestrian control signals.IntroductionThe bill would establish the right of way for pedestrians while crossing the roadway during various pedestrian control signal phases. Other traffic would be required to yield the right of way to pedestrians when a steady walking person, flashing upraised hand, or flashing upraised hand with a countdown clock is displayed on a pedestrian control signal.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0998-2015 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez~SPONSORPublic SafetyRequiring the police department to report arrests resulting from Local Law 29 of 2014.IntroductionThis bill requires the NYPD to report on the number of arrests made for failure to yield to a pedestrian or bicyclist when pedestrians have the right of way.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0999-2015 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez~SPONSORTransportationUnused muni-meter time mobile application.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation to create a mobile application or approve the use of a mobile application that would connect individuals for the purposes of exchanging unused muni-meter time.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0903-2015 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez~SPONSORTransportationMTA to conduct a comprehensive study of unused and underutilized railroad rights of way in NYC for the purpose of evaluating the feasibility of increased passenger service along such corridors.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1000-2015 *Ritchie J. Torres~SPONSORPublic SafetyRequiring the PD to report on seized property data on an annual basis and removing an existing requirement concerning reporting on disposition of certain unclaimed property.IntroductionThis bill requires the NYPD to report on an annual basis on data relating to the property and money the department obtains possession of in the course of an arrest. The bill requires the data be broken down to include the amount of money or the property obtained and retained, the reason why the property or money is being held by the department, and whether or not the rightful owners of the property or money have failed to redeem such money or property. Additionally, the bill requires the NYPD to report on any sale or disposition of money or property seized during an arrest that was retained by the Department. Finally, this bill would repeal a requirement to report on the disposition of certain unclaimed property.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1001-2015 *Jumaane D. Williams~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsRequiring disclosure of entities that own entities that do business with the city.IntroductionThis bill would add the names of entities with a ten percent or greater ownership stake in entities that conduct business with the City to the “doing business database” maintained by the City. Individuals with a ten percent or greater stake in entities that conduct business with the City are already included in the database.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1002-2015 *Jumaane D. Williams~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsRequiring the conflicts of interest board to maintain records of compliance with the conflicts of interest law for participants in the city’s public matching program.IntroductionThis bill would require the Conflicts of Interest Board to maintain records of compliance with the annual conflicts of interest law for candidates who participate in the City’s public matching campaign finance program. Such records would be provided to the Campaign Finance Board upon request. This system would replace the current system, in which candidates are required to obtain a receipt of compliance from the Conflicts of Interest Board, and to provide such receipt to the Campaign Finance Board.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1003-2015 *Jumaane D. Williams~SPONSORTechnologyCreation of a task force on information security for city agencies.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DOITT) to establish a Task Force to review information security protocols for City Agencies and issue an annual report with recommendations for the improvement of such protocols.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0904-2015 *Ben Kallos~SPONSOREducationNYS Education Dept and the NYC Dept of Education to use only meat, poultry, and produce that has been certified as organic by the US Dept of Agriculture.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0300-2015 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, BLEECKER KITCHEN & CO. - 643 Broadway, Manhattan (20165089 TCM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0300-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, BLEECKER KITCHEN & CO. - 643 Broadway, Manhattan (20165089 TCM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0301-2015 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions, and ConcessionsPlanning, 1 Clinton Street, Brooklyn (C 150399 PPK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0301-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, 1 Clinton Street, Brooklyn (C 150399 PPK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0302-2015 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions, and ConcessionsPlanning, 1 Clinton Street, Brooklyn (C 150400 PQK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0302-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, 1 Clinton Street, Brooklyn (C 150400 PQK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0303-2015 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions, and ConcessionsPlanning, Bronx Shepherds, Bronx (20165204 HAX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0303-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, Bronx Shepherds, Bronx (20165204 HAX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available