Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 3/16/2017 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, Hearing Transcript, Minutes of the Stated Meeting
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    Delivered by: Minister Regina Russ, Pastor House of The Lord Church Queens, 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Queens, N.Y. 11432. Motion to spread the invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Miller.      Video Video
    Motion that the Minutes of the Stated Meeting of February 1, 2017 be adopted as printed by Council Member Koslowitz.      Video Video
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M 0486-2017 * Preconsidered - FinanceTransfer City funds between various agencies in FY'17 to implement changes to the City's expense budget (MN-4).Communication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0487-2017 * Preconsidered - FinanceAppropriation of new revenues of $770.8 million in FY'17 (MN-5)Communication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0490-2017 * Preconsidered - FinanceThe Operating Budget of the Council of the City of New York.Communication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0491-2017 * Preconsidered - FinanceSchedule detailing the lump sum OTPS Unit of Appropriation of theOperating Budget of the Council of the City of NY.Communication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
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M 0488-2017 *David G. GreenfieldCoupled on Call-Up VotePlanning, 794 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn (C170127PPK, C170128ZMK and N170129ZRK)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
M 0489-2017 *David G. GreenfieldCoupled on Call-Up VotePlanning, 210-214 Hegeman Ave, Brooklyn (C170153HAK and C170154ZSK)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 1198-2016 ADonovan J. RichardsAmended and Coupled on GOFlood mitigation in southeast Queens.IntroductionThe proposed local law mandates that the NYCDEP make publicly available online a plan for mitigating flooding in Queens community districts 12 and 13. Such plan must include, but not be limited to, a description of funding for expenditures allocated in FY16 to mitigate long-standing flooding problems in South East Queens, a timeline for implementation, annual performance milestones and a description of funds anticipated to be expended by or on behalf of the City in connection with such flood mitigation.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Res 1413-2017 *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
M 0490-2017 *  The Operating Budget of the Council of the City of New York.Communication Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1422-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - Coupled on GOM 490 - APPROVING THE FY'18 OPERATING BUDGET OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NY.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
M 0491-2017 *  Schedule detailing the lump sum OTPS Unit of Appropriation of theOperating Budget of the Council of the City of NY.Communication Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1423-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - Coupled on GOM 491 - Schedule detailing the lump sum OTPS Unit of Appropriation of theOperating Budget of the Council of the City of NY.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
M 0486-2017 *  Transfer City funds between various agencies in FY'17 to implement changes to the City's expense budget (MN-4).Communication Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1424-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - Coupled on GOM 486 - Transfer City funds between various agencies in FY'17 to implement changes to the City's expense budget (MN-4).Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
M 0487-2017 *  Appropriation of new revenues of $770.8 million in FY'17 (MN-5)Communication Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1425-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - Coupled on GOM 487 - Appropriation of new revenues of $770.8 million in FY'17 (MN-5)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0588-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Notre Dame Apartments, BronxLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1426-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 588 - Notre Dame Apartments, BronxResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0247-2014 AElizabeth S. CrowleyAmended and Coupled on GOCriminal and civil penalties for the performance of unlicensed electrical work.IntroductionThis bill would increase the penalties for performing electrical work without a required license.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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LU 0584-2017 *David G. Greenfield Planning, SUNSET PARK LIBRARY, 5108 4th Avenue, Brooklyn (C 170097 HAK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1427-2017 *David G. GreenfieldCoupled on GOLU 584 - Planning, SUNSET PARK LIBRARY, 5108 4th Avenue, Brooklyn (C 170097 HAK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0585-2017 *David G. Greenfield Planning, SUNSET PARK LIBRARY, 5108 4th Avenue, Brooklyn (C 170098 PPK)Land Use Application Filed by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1428-2017 *David G. GreenfieldCoupled to be Filed Pursuant to Letter of WithdrawalLU 585 - Planning, SUNSET PARK LIBRARY, 5108 4th Avenue, Brooklyn (C 170098 PPK)Resolution Filed by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0586-2017 *David G. Greenfield Planning, SUNSET PARK LIBRARY, 5108 4th Avenue, Brooklyn (C 170099 PQK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1429-2017 *David G. GreenfieldCoupled on GOLU 586 - Planning, SUNSET PARK LIBRARY, 5108 4th Avenue, Brooklyn (C 170099 PQK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0587-2017 *David G. Greenfield Zoning, Sidewalk café, Bushido, 321 Starr Street, Brooklyn (20175195 TCK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1430-2017 *David G. GreenfieldCoupled on GOLU 587 - Zoning, Sidewalk café, Bushido, 321 Starr Street, Brooklyn (20175195 TCK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0748-2015 BCorey D. JohnsonAmended and Coupled on GODrug 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.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0882-2015 AHelen K. RosenthalAmended and Coupled on GORequiring that all public meetings be held in facilities equipped with assistive listening systems.IntroductionCertain capital projects with an estimated baseline construction cost of $950,000 or more involving the construction or reconstruction of one or more assembly areas shall be designed and constructed to include in at least one assembly area the installation of an induction loop assistive listening system or an alternative assistive listening system that has been determined by the mayor to be significantly more effective for the hard of hearing than an induction loop system. Each security, information, or reception desk used for the checking-in or screening of persons attending a meeting or event held in a looped assembly area shall be equipped with microloops. Further, directional signage that includes guidance to an assistive listening assembly area must be provided and the entrance to any building containing an assistive listening assembly area and such areas used for the checking-in or screening of persons attending a meeting or event held in such assembly area shall display the international symbol of access for hearing loss and a “T” in the lower right-hand corner of such symbol indicating the availability of an induction loop system or a symbol indicating an alternative system if applicable. The Mayor, or an office designated by the Mayor, shall post on its website, no later than July 1, 2018, and update annually, a list with the locations of facilities owned or operated by the city at which an assistive listening system such as an induction loop, infrared, FM, or other type of system, is permanently available or in the process of being installed, as well as which type of assistive listening system is permanently available or in the process of being installed, including the cost associated with installation of new assistive listening systems.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 1071-2016 AAlan N. MaiselAmended and Coupled on GORequiring DOT to study private streets.IntroductionThis bill would require DOT to conduct a study of private streets, including a review of the factors that may be considered or necessary for the acquisition of built private streets. DOT would have to submit a report on the study by June 30, 2018.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1474-2017 AYdanis A. RodriguezAmended and Coupled on GOTaxicab licenses.IntroductionThis bill would change the tax on the transfer of a taxicab license from 5% of the consideration given for such transfer to 0.5% of the consideration given for such transfer.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1475-2017 AYdanis A. RodriguezAmended and Coupled on GORatio of the number of taxicab licenses.IntroductionThis bill would change the Taxi and Limousine Commission’s (TLC) authority to revoke taxicab licenses for nonuse from mandatory to permissive. This bill would repeal the provision requiring that the ratio of the total number of taxicab licenses held by owners of more than one taxicab license and the total number of taxicab license held by the owners of one taxicab license remain the same. This bill would repeal the provision requiring a bond to be filed for outstanding tort liabilities for the transfer of a taxicab license.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 1198-2016 ADonovan J. RichardsA and GOFlood mitigation in southeast Queens.IntroductionThe proposed local law mandates that the NYCDEP make publicly available online a plan for mitigating flooding in Queens community districts 12 and 13. Such plan must include, but not be limited to, a description of funding for expenditures allocated in FY16 to mitigate long-standing flooding problems in South East Queens, a timeline for implementation, annual performance milestones and a description of funds anticipated to be expended by or on behalf of the City in connection with such flood mitigation.   Action details Not available
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Res 1413-2017 *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 1422-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - GOM 490 - APPROVING THE FY'18 OPERATING BUDGET OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NY.Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1423-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - GOM 491 - Schedule detailing the lump sum OTPS Unit of Appropriation of theOperating Budget of the Council of the City of NY.Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1424-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - GOM 486 - Transfer City funds between various agencies in FY'17 to implement changes to the City's expense budget (MN-4).Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1425-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - GOM 487 - Appropriation of new revenues of $770.8 million in FY'17 (MN-5)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1426-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - GOLU 588 - Notre Dame Apartments, BronxResolution    Action details Not available
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Int 0247-2014 AElizabeth S. CrowleyA and GOCriminal and civil penalties for the performance of unlicensed electrical work.IntroductionThis bill would increase the penalties for performing electrical work without a required license.   Action details Not available
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Res 1427-2017 *David G. GreenfieldGOLU 584 - Planning, SUNSET PARK LIBRARY, 5108 4th Avenue, Brooklyn (C 170097 HAK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1428-2017 *David G. GreenfieldFILEDLU 585 - Planning, SUNSET PARK LIBRARY, 5108 4th Avenue, Brooklyn (C 170098 PPK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1429-2017 *David G. GreenfieldGOLU 586 - Planning, SUNSET PARK LIBRARY, 5108 4th Avenue, Brooklyn (C 170099 PQK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1430-2017 *David G. GreenfieldGOLU 587 - Zoning, Sidewalk café, Bushido, 321 Starr Street, Brooklyn (20175195 TCK)Resolution    Action details Not available
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Int 0748-2015 BCorey D. JohnsonA and GODrug 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.   Action details Not available
Int 0882-2015 AHelen K. RosenthalA and GORequiring that all public meetings be held in facilities equipped with assistive listening systems.IntroductionCertain capital projects with an estimated baseline construction cost of $950,000 or more involving the construction or reconstruction of one or more assembly areas shall be designed and constructed to include in at least one assembly area the installation of an induction loop assistive listening system or an alternative assistive listening system that has been determined by the mayor to be significantly more effective for the hard of hearing than an induction loop system. Each security, information, or reception desk used for the checking-in or screening of persons attending a meeting or event held in a looped assembly area shall be equipped with microloops. Further, directional signage that includes guidance to an assistive listening assembly area must be provided and the entrance to any building containing an assistive listening assembly area and such areas used for the checking-in or screening of persons attending a meeting or event held in such assembly area shall display the international symbol of access for hearing loss and a “T” in the lower right-hand corner of such symbol indicating the availability of an induction loop system or a symbol indicating an alternative system if applicable. The Mayor, or an office designated by the Mayor, shall post on its website, no later than July 1, 2018, and update annually, a list with the locations of facilities owned or operated by the city at which an assistive listening system such as an induction loop, infrared, FM, or other type of system, is permanently available or in the process of being installed, as well as which type of assistive listening system is permanently available or in the process of being installed, including the cost associated with installation of new assistive listening systems.   Action details Not available
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Int 1071-2016 AAlan N. MaiselA and GORequiring DOT to study private streets.IntroductionThis bill would require DOT to conduct a study of private streets, including a review of the factors that may be considered or necessary for the acquisition of built private streets. DOT would have to submit a report on the study by June 30, 2018.   Action details Not available
Int 1474-2017 AYdanis A. RodriguezA and GOTaxicab licenses.IntroductionThis bill would change the tax on the transfer of a taxicab license from 5% of the consideration given for such transfer to 0.5% of the consideration given for such transfer.   Action details Not available
Int 1475-2017 AYdanis A. RodriguezA and GORatio of the number of taxicab licenses.IntroductionThis bill would change the Taxi and Limousine Commission’s (TLC) authority to revoke taxicab licenses for nonuse from mandatory to permissive. This bill would repeal the provision requiring that the ratio of the total number of taxicab licenses held by owners of more than one taxicab license and the total number of taxicab license held by the owners of one taxicab license remain the same. This bill would repeal the provision requiring a bond to be filed for outstanding tort liabilities for the transfer of a taxicab license.   Action details Not available
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T2014-0002 * GOCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds    Action details Not available
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Int 1499-2017 *Melissa Mark-ViveritoSmall BusinessRequiring the commissioners of HPD, buildings, sanitation and consumer affairs to create a list of violations for which civil penalties may be waived through a penalty mitigation program.IntroductionThis bill would require the Commissioners of Housing Preservation and Development, Buildings, Sanitation and Consumer Affairs to create a list of violations for which civil penalties may be waived through a penalty mitigation program.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1500-2017 *Melissa Mark-ViveritoWomen's IssuesGender, racial and other equity assessments.IntroductionThis bill would require certain agencies to complete gender, racial, sexual orientation and income assessments of their services and programs, employment practices, contracting practices, and budgeting, and to create action plans to address the findings of these assessments. The bill would require that certain city agencies report by July 1, 2019 and annually thereafter, on efforts undertaken to implement action plans. The bill would also create an equity committee to advise the relevant agencies and to review annual reports.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1405-2017 *Melissa Mark-ViveritoWomen's IssuesComprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (A.1378/S.3668)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1501-2017 *Inez D. BarronSmall BusinessReducing civil penalties where retail establishments agree to make their restrooms publicly available.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Sanitation and the Department of Consumer Affairs to establish a restroom access program where retail establishments could have the civil penalties for eligible violations waived if they agree to make their restrooms publicly available.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1502-2017 *Inez D. BarronHealthRequiring the dept of health and mental hygiene to provide a list of organizations they consult with on chronic diseases.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to report annually to the Council on the organizations that it regularly consults with regarding the prevention and management of chronic diseases.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1406-2017 *Fernando Cabrera Public SafetyAuthorizing local police depts to enroll firearms license applicants into “Rap Back,” a federal criminal record monitoring service.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1407-2017 *Margaret S. ChinHousing and BuildingsLandlord Accountability Act of 2017 (H.R. 202)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1408-2017 *Andrew CohenState and Federal LegislationThe Tax Returns Uniformly Made Public Act (S.26/A.4072)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1503-2017 *Costa G. ConstantinidesEnvironmental ProtectionExemptions from air conditioning prohibitions.IntroductionThis law would ensure that the prohibition on keeping any window or exterior door open while air conditioning is operating in a retail establishment does not apply to restaurants with French doors, which may by their design require that a window be kept open.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1504-2017 *Costa G. ConstantinidesSmall BusinessCreation of an energy efficiency program for multiple dwellings.IntroductionThis bill would create an energy efficiency program for multiple dwellings.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1409-2017 *Costa G. ConstantinidesCultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsSupport of the launch and mission of The Climate Museum.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1505-2017 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.Fire and Criminal Justice ServicesDissemination of electronic emergency notifications.IntroductionThis bill would require Notify NYC messages to include relevant media, including, but not limited to, images, maps, video, and hyperlinks.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1506-2017 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.Governmental OperationsEstablishing timelines for the approval of permits and expanding real time tracking of pending permits.IntroductionBusiness owners in New York City deserve expedient and transparent procedures when applying for a permit or license. This local law would require that city agencies that issues permits or licenses establish publicly available timelines for approving permits, tools for tracking the real-time status of permit applications, and would also require that the administration establish steps for accountability if timelines are not adequately met.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1507-2017 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.Small BusinessCreation of an on-site compliance consultation program for multiple dwellings.IntroductionThis bill would create an on-site compliance consultation program for multiple dwellings. Such program would allow owners to request an on-site compliance consultation following the issuance of a violation. Further, such owners may, as a result of requesting such on-site compliance consultation following the issuance of a violation, request that any civil penalties imposed in connection with such violation be waived.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1508-2017 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.Small BusinessEnabling compliance with the City’s record keeping requirements.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Consumer Affairs to establish a record keeping assistance program where individuals could have the civil penalties for violations related to record keeping waived if they attend a course on record keeping.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1509-2017 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.Small BusinessAccess to online business tools.IntroductionThis bill would require the commissioner of Small Business Services to post online business tools online, organized by business type price point, and level of familiarity with computer. These tool would include, but not be limited to, accounting, recordkeeping, and bookkeeping services.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1510-2017 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.Small BusinessSmall business workforce development plan.IntroductionThis bill would require the commissioner of Small Business Services to create a comprehensive workforce development plan based on the results of the state of small business survey. The plan would include the need for and types of training programs necessary for small business workers to fill existing small business jobs; how to connect the public to these training programs; and how to connect qualified potential small business employees with small business jobs.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1511-2017 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.Small BusinessState of small business survey.IntroductionThis bill would require the commissioner of Small Business Services to prepare and disseminate a state of small business survey by May 1, 2017, which will collect information from small businesses including but not limited to hiring needs, workforce development needs, barriers to growth, and the need for additional city-provided tools and resources.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1410-2017 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.FinanceEstablish a tax credit for small businesses that pay their employees a minimum wage of $15 per hour or greater.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1411-2017 *Laurie A. CumboCivil RightsRe-affirming the Council of the City of NY’s commitment to promoting civil rights, reproductive rights, criminal justice reform and combatting climate change.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1512-2017 *Daniel Dromm Women's IssuesTraining for city agencies to promote gender and racial equity.IntroductionThis bill would require certain city agencies to provide all of their employees with trainings on implicit bias, discrimination, cultural competency and structural inequity, including with respect to gender, race and sexual orientation, and on how these factors impact the work of such agencies.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1513-2017 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.Consumer AffairsBanning the sale of personal care products which contain certain chemicals in NYC.IntroductionThis bill bans the sale of all cosmetics containing certain formaldehyde-releasing chemicals and potentially harmful preservatives in New York City. Some preservatives used in cosmetics can release the harmful chemical formaldehyde under certain conditions. Additionally, some studies have identified the presence of certain preservatives used in cosmetics in breast cancer tumors.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1514-2017 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.Sanitation and Solid Waste ManagementFacilitating food donations.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Sanitation, in conjunction with the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, to create and maintain a web portal that will allow prospective food donors and recipients to post notifications concerning the availability of food, including food that would otherwise go to waste, and to arrange for the transportation or retrieval of such food.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1412-2017 *Mathieu EugeneVeteransDeclaring June 22nd Veterans Tribute and Advocacy Day in NYC.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1413-2017 *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
Int 1515-2017 *Barry S. GrodenchikSmall BusinessCreation of an energy efficiency program for businesses.IntroductionThis bill would create an energy efficiency program for businesses.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1516-2017 *Corey D. JohnsonSmall BusinessCreation of an on-site compliance consultation program for businesses.IntroductionThis bill would create an on-site compliance consultation program for businesses. Such program would allow business owners to request an on-site compliance consultation following the issuance of a violation. Further, such business owner may, as a result of requesting such on-site compliance consultation following the issuance of a violation, request that any civil penalties imposed in connection with such violation be waived.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1517-2017 *Ben KallosGovernmental OperationsTiming of a disclosure report for candidates for public office.IntroductionThis bill would amend the deadline for candidates for public office to file a disclosure report with the Conflicts of Interest Board.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1414-2017 *Ben KallosWomen's IssuesEstablish an American Museum of Women’s History as a part of the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1518-2017 *Andy L. KingSmall BusinessWaiving civil penalties for housing maintenance code violations where an owner made a good faith effort to correct such violations.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development to waive civil penalties for eligible violations if a building owner can show that they began correcting the condition which constitutes the violation prior to receiving such violation but could not complete the correction due to inability to obtain necessary materials, inability to gain access to the area where the condition causing the violation occurred, or inability to obtain a permit or license necessary to correct the violation, despite diligent and prompt applications being made.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1519-2017 *Karen KoslowitzAgingSupplemental nutrition assistance program enrollment and recertification for seniors.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Social Services to coordinate with the Department for the Aging to increase awareness of SNAP through a public campaign targeted at seniors and their caregivers. The bill also requires the Department of Social Services, in coordination with the Department for the Aging, to establish and implement a SNAP enrollment and recertification program. The program must ensure that SNAP enrollment and recertification programming is taking place at all senior centers in the City. In addition, the bill requires the Department of Social Services to provide an annual report to the Council on the department’s public campaign and SNAP enrollment and recertification activity for seniors as well as provide the Council with data on senior SNAP enrollment and recertification.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1520-2017 *Brad S. LanderWomen's IssuesMeasuring and addressing equity in relation to gender, race, income, and sexual orientation in NYC.IntroductionThis bill would require the Mayor to include information on gender, racial, sexual orientation and income equity in the annual report on social indicators, which would be retitled as the “Report on Social Indicators and Equity.”Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1415-2017 *Annabel PalmaEducationNYS Education Dept to convene a task force to assess the cultural relevance of state learning standards across subject areas in elementary, middle, and high school.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1416-2017 *The Public Advocate (Ms. James)Women's IssuesReproductive Health ActResolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1417-2017 *Antonio ReynosoHousing and BuildingsState Legislature to amend the Estates, Powers and Trusts Law.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1521-2017 *Antonio ReynosoSmall BusinessReducing civil penalties where food service establishments donate or recycle organic waste.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Sanitation and the Department of Consumer Affairs to establish an organic waste donation and recycling program where food service establishments could have the civil penalties for eligible violations waived if they agree to donate or recycle their organic waste.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1418-2017 *Donovan J. RichardsLand UseRequire the MTA to submit projects that involve the conversion of MTA properties and facilities in NYC into residential housing to be subject to the Uniform Land Use Review procedure.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1522-2017 *Ydanis A. RodriguezHousing and BuildingsRequiring the dept of buildings to provide notice to council members of certain gas piping-related violations.IntroductionThis bill would require that Council Members be informed when a gas piping-related immediately hazardous violation has been issued within their district.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1523-2017 *Helen K. RosenthalHousing and BuildingsCreation of an office of the tenant advocate within the dept of buildings.IntroductionThis bill would establish an Office of the Tenant Advocate within the Department of Buildings, whose duties would include but not be limited to: monitoring tenant protection plans to ensure compliance with the administrative code; establishing a system to receive comments, questions and complaints with respect to tenant protection plans; establishing a system to communicate with tenants who are affected by work in occupied multiple dwellings; monitoring sites where a tenant protection plan is required to ensure compliance with such plan; and publishing quarterly reports related to the responsibilities of the office.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1419-2017 *Helen K. RosenthalWomen's IssuesEqual Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (“EACH Woman”) Act of 2017 (H.R. 771)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1524-2017 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.General WelfareRadiator inspections in homeless shelters.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) to inspect radiators during any inspection related to health, safety, or the physical conditions of a homeless shelter.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1525-2017 *Ritchie J. TorresTechnologyAgency social media accounts.IntroductionThis bill would require that the Commissioner of Information Technology and Telecommunications annually designate five social media platforms for which all agencies will be required to maintain an account.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1526-2017 *Mark TreygerSmall BusinessReducing civil penalties where food service establishments donate left over food.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Sanitation and the Department of Consumer Affairs to establish a food donation program where food service establishments could have the civil penalties for eligible violations waived if they agree to donate their excess food.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1527-2017 *Eric A. UlrichParks and RecreationParks dept recreation center fees for volunteer firefighters and EMS workers.IntroductionThis bill would establish a discounted annual membership fee at Parks Department recreation centers for volunteer firefighters, auxiliary police and emergency medical services volunteers.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1420-2017 *Eric A. UlrichVeteransRecognize May as Military Appreciation Month in NYC.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1528-2017 *James VaccaTechnologyNames of public datasets requested under the freedom of information law.IntroductionThis bill would require updates to the agency compliance plan, to include the names of public datasets provided in response to Freedom of Information Law requests when such datasets were not included on the Open Data Portal.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1529-2017 *James VaccaGeneral WelfarePhase-out of existing cluster sites.IntroductionThis bill would require that the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) report to the Council and post on its website information about its plans to phase-out the existing stock of cluster site shelters. The bill would require DHS to report on how it plans to close cluster sites, or convert those units into permanent housing for homeless families or stand-alone shelter, and would require DHS to take into consideration certain metrics when developing that plan. The bill would require quarterly reports on all buildings containing cluster sites, including DHS’ goal for how it will phase out all cluster sites, and when those goals are achieved. The bill would also require DHS to report information within 10 days to the Council if it ever enters into a new contract or agreement for a cluster site.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1421-2017 *Paul A. ValloneFinanceRequire all real property conveyances to be memorialized by a deed recorded in the office of the clerk of the county where such real property is situated.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0588-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - FinanceNotre Dame Apartments, BronxLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0589-2017 *David G. GreenfieldZoning and FranchisesZoning, ROSE CASTLE, Brooklyn (C160221ZMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0589-2017 *David G. Greenfield Zoning, ROSE CASTLE, Brooklyn (C160221ZMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0590-2017 *David G. GreenfieldZoning and FranchisesZoning, ROSE CASTLE, Brooklyn, (N160222ZRK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0590-2017 *David G. Greenfield Zoning, ROSE CASTLE, Brooklyn, (N160222ZRK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0591-2017 *David G. GreenfieldZoning and FranchisesZoning, WEST 23RD STREET TEXT AMENDMENT, Manhattan (N160396ZRM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0591-2017 *David G. Greenfield Zoning, WEST 23RD STREET TEXT AMENDMENT, Manhattan (N160396ZRM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0592-2017 *David G. GreenfieldZoning and FranchisesZoning, 901 MANOR ROAD COMMERCIAL OVERLAY, Staten Island (C160378ZMR)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0592-2017 *David G. Greenfield Zoning, 901 MANOR ROAD COMMERCIAL OVERLAY, Staten Island (C160378ZMR)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0593-2017 *David G. GreenfieldLandmarks, Public Siting and Maritime UsesLandmarks, UNITED NATIONS HOTEL 1ST FLOOR INTERIOR LANDMARK, Manhattan (20175218 HKM (N170252HKM))Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0593-2017 *David G. Greenfield Landmarks, UNITED NATIONS HOTEL 1ST FLOOR INTERIOR LANDMARK, Manhattan (20175218 HKM (N170252HKM))Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0594-2017 *David G. GreenfieldPlanning, Dispositions and ConcessionsPlanning, CATON FLATS DEVELOPMENT, 794 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn (C170127PPK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0594-2017 *David G. Greenfield Planning, CATON FLATS DEVELOPMENT, 794 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn (C170127PPK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0595-2017 *David G. GreenfieldPlanning, Dispositions and ConcessionsPlanning, CATON FLATS DEVELOPMENT, Brooklyn (C170128ZMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0595-2017 *David G. Greenfield Planning, CATON FLATS DEVELOPMENT, Brooklyn (C170128ZMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0596-2017 *David G. GreenfieldPlanning, Dispositions and ConcessionsPlanning, CATON FLATS DEVELOPMENT, Brooklyn (N170129ZRK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0596-2017 *David G. Greenfield Planning, CATON FLATS DEVELOPMENT, Brooklyn (N170129ZRK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0597-2017 *David G. GreenfieldPlanning, Dispositions and ConcessionsPlanning, 210-214 Hegeman Ave, Brooklyn (C170153HAK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0597-2017 *David G. Greenfield Planning, 210-214 Hegeman Ave, Brooklyn (C170153HAK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0598-2017 *David G. GreenfieldPlanning, Dispositions and ConcessionsPlanning, 210-214 Hegeman Ave, Brooklyn (C170154ZSK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0598-2017 *David G. Greenfield Planning, 210-214 Hegeman Ave, Brooklyn (C170154ZSK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available