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File #: Int 1555-2017    Version: * Name: Establishing a NYCHA ombudsperson within the DOB.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Public Housing
On agenda: 4/5/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to establishing a New York city housing authority ombudsperson within the department of buildings
Sponsors: Ritchie J. Torres, James Vacca, Helen K. Rosenthal, Donovan J. Richards, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Corey D. Johnson, Bill Perkins, Stephen T. Levin, Rory I. Lancman, Barry S. Grodenchik
Council Member Sponsors: 11
Summary: This bill would establish the position of a New York City Housing Authority (“NYCHA”) ombudsperson within the Department of Buildings, whose duties would include but not be limited to: monitoring NYCHA’s compliance with the New York City Construction Codes, and reporting such compliance to the Commissioner; making recommendations to the Commissioner with respect to such compliance; establishing a system to receive comments and complaints from the public with respect to such compliance; and investigating such comments and complaints and taking appropriate action.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required, Oversight
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1555, 2. April 5, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 3. Int. No. 1555
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2017*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/5/2017*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/5/2017*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1555

 

By Council Members Torres, Vacca, Rosenthal, Richards, Salamanca, Rodriguez, Johnson, Perkins, Levin, Lancman and Grodenchik

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to establishing a New York city housing authority ombudsperson within the department of buildings

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 26 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new section 650 to read as follows:

§ 650. New York city housing authority ombudsperson. There shall be in the department the position of New York city housing authority ombudsperson whose duties shall include, but not be limited to:

1. monitoring the New York city housing authority’s compliance with the New York city construction codes, and reporting on such compliance to the commissioner;

2. making recommendations to the commissioner with respect to such compliance;

3. establishing a system to receive comments and complaints from the public with respect to such compliance; and

4. investigating such comments and complaints and taking appropriate action.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of buildings may take such measures as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, prior to its effective date.

 

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