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File #: Int 1824-2017    Version: * Name: Creating an interagency task force on removing parked vehicles from public streets.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 12/19/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to creating an interagency task force on removing parked vehicles from public streets
Sponsors: Alan N. Maisel
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would create an interagency task force to study the City’s existing system of removing from public streets vehicles that have been abandoned or parked without license plates or proper registration. Residents have complained that such vehicles take up parking spaces in their neighborhoods and are not removed in a timely manner, if at all. The task force would collect information about the effectiveness of current practices and evaluate potential solutions to this problem in a final report.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1824, 2. Int. No. 1824, 3. December 19, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 1824

 

By Council Member Maisel

 

A Local Law in relation to creating an interagency task force on removing parked vehicles from public streets

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Vehicle removal task force. a. The department shall establish an interagency task force to examine the city’s current system of removing from city streets vehicles that are abandoned or parked without license plates or proper registration. Such task force shall develop recommendations to improve existing removal practices in response to complaints from local residents. Such recommendations shall include, but not be limited to, the creation of rules and proposals for new legislation regarding removing vehicles from public streets.

b. Such task force shall consist of the commissioner of transportation, the director of city planning, the commissioner of sanitation, and the police commissioner, or the respective designee of such commissioner or chair. The mayor shall appoint at least two additional members. 

c. The task force shall invite representatives from the New York state department of motor vehicles, the New York state department of transportation, and representatives of any other relevant state agency or state elected official, as identified by the task force, to participate in the development of the task force report pursuant to subdivision f of this section.

d. Such task force shall serve for a term of one year. Any vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.

e. All members of such task force shall serve without compensation, except that each member shall be allowed actual and necessary expenses to be audited in the same manner as other city expenses.

f. Such task force shall meet at least five times and shall convene a public hearing in each of the five boroughs. The commissioner of transportation shall serve as the chair of such task force and shall convene the first meeting of such task force within 90 days after the effective date of the local law that added this section. Such task force shall issue and submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the mayor and the speaker of the city council no later than 12 months after the effective date of the local law that added this section.

g. The task force shall terminate upon the issuance of its final report.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately. 

 

 

 

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