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File #: Int 1063-2009    Version: Name: Notice of major street construction projects.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 8/20/2009
Enactment date: 12/28/2009 Law number: 2009/090
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to notice of major transportation projects.
Sponsors: Alan J. Gerson, Vincent J. Gentile, James Vacca, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Helen D. Foster, Sara M. Gonzalez, Letitia James, Jessica S. Lappin, Michael C. Nelson, John C. Liu, Thomas White, Jr., Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Daniel R. Garodnick, Robert Jackson, Darlene Mealy, David I. Weprin, David Yassky
Council Member Sponsors: 17
Attachments: 1. Int. No. 1063 - 8/20/09, 2. Committee Report 10/8/09, 3. Hearing Transcript 10/8/09, 4. Hearing Testimony 10/8/09, 5. Committee Report 12/21/09, 6. Hearing Transcript 12/21/09, 7. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12/21/09, 8. Fiscal Impact Statement, 9. Mayor's Letter, 10. Local Law
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/28/2009AAlan J. Gerson City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/28/2009AAlan J. Gerson Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/28/2009AAlan J. Gerson Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/21/2009AAlan J. Gerson City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/21/2009AAlan J. Gerson City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/21/2009*Alan J. Gerson Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/21/2009*Alan J. Gerson Committee on Transportation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/21/2009*Alan J. Gerson Committee on Transportation Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/21/2009AAlan J. Gerson Committee on Transportation Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/8/2009*Alan J. Gerson Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/8/2009*Alan J. Gerson Committee on Transportation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/20/2009*Alan J. Gerson City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/20/2009*Alan J. Gerson City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 1063-A
 
By Council Members Gerson, Gentile, Vacca, Comrie, Foster, Gonzalez, James, Lappin, Nelson, Liu, White Jr., Arroyo, Garodnick, Jackson, Mealy, Weprin and Yassky
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to notice of major transportation projects.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
      Section 1.  Chapter 1 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-101.2 to read as follows:
      §19-101.2  Review of major transportation projects.  a.  For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall be defined as follows:
1.  “Affected council member(s) and community board(s)” shall mean the council member(s) and community board(s) in whose districts a proposed major transportation project is to be located, in whole or in part.
2.  “Major transportation project” shall mean any project that, after construction will alter four or more consecutive blocks, or 1,000 consecutive feet of street, whichever is less, involving a major realignment of the roadway, including either removal of a vehicular lane(s) or full time removal of a parking lane(s) or addition of vehicular travel lane(s).
b. If an agency of the city other than the department implements a major transportation project, such agency, in lieu of the department, shall provide the notice required by this section.
c.  Prior to the implementation of a major transportation project, the department shall forward notice of such project to affected council member(s) and community board(s) by electronic mail.
d.  Within ten business days after receipt of such notice: (i) the affected council member(s) may submit recommendations and/or comments on such notice to the department; and (ii) the affected community board(s) may either submit recommendations and/or comments on such notice to the department and/or request a presentation of the major transportation project plan by the department, which shall be made to the community board within thirty days of such community board's request.
e.  Each presentation shall include, at a minimum, the project limits, a description, and a justification of such plan, and a map showing the streets affected by such plan and, within three days of such presentation, shall be forwarded to the affected council member(s).
f. The department shall consider recommendations and/or comments, if any, made under the provisions of subdivision d of this section and/or within seven days of the presentation to the community board, from the affected council member(s) and affected community board(s), and may incorporate changes, where appropriate, into the plan.
g.  The department may implement its plan fourteen or more days after it sends an amended plan or notice that it will proceed with its original plan to the affected council member(s) and community board(s).
h.  Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the department from providing notice of its major transportation projects on its website and to affected council member(s) and community board(s) and other interested parties by other means in addition to those specified in this section.
i. Nothing in this section shall be construed to require the department to provide notification of major transportation projects requiring immediate implementation to preserve public safety.
      §2.  This local law shall take effect one hundred and twenty days after it is enacted into law.
 
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