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File #: Int 1130-2013    Version: * Name: Requiring council member and community board approval for shelter siting.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 8/22/2013
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring council member and community board approval for shelter siting.
Sponsors: Charles Barron, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Gale A. Brewer, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Elizabeth S. Crowley, Erik Martin Dilan, Mathieu Eugene, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Vincent J. Gentile, Sara M. Gonzalez, Robert Jackson, Letitia James, Andy L. King, Peter A. Koo, Stephen T. Levin, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Darlene Mealy, Michael C. Nelson, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Diana Reyna, Donovan J. Richards, Joel Rivera, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Deborah L. Rose, James G. Van Bramer, Albert Vann, Jumaane D. Williams, Ruben Wills, Vincent Ignizio, James S. Oddo, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 31
Int. No. 1130
 
By Council Members Barron, Arroyo, Brewer, Comrie, Crowley, Dilan, Eugene, Ferreras, Gentile, Gonzalez, Jackson, James, King, Koo, Levin, Mark-Viverito, Mealy, Nelson, Recchia, Reyna, Richards, Rivea, Rodriguez, Rose, Van Bramer, Vann, Williams, Wills, Ignizio, Oddo and Ulrich
 
 
A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring council member and community board approval for shelter siting.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
      Section 1.Chapter 3 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-316 to read as follows:      
a. For the purposes of this section the following terms shall have the following meanings:
1.      "Community board" shall mean the group of persons that represent the interests of a community district as defined by section 2800 of the charter of the city of New York.
2.      "Shelter" shall mean temporary emergency housing provided to homeless adults, adult families, and families with children by the department or a provider under contract or similar agreement with the department.
b. Prior to siting any city facility for the purpose of providing shelter, the mayor or his or her designee shall obtain written consent from the council member and community board in whose district such facility would be sited. In the absence of such consent from both such council member and such community board, the mayor or his or her designee may request the full city council to approve the siting of the facility. Such approval may be granted by a majority vote of the council.
ยง2.  This local law shall take effect immediately.
LS #3651
JMG/AV
7/15/2013