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File #: Res 0447-2014    Version: * Name: Public Service Commission to include language in utility tariffs to prohibit the placement of utility meters in front of residential buildings throughout NYC.
Type: Resolution Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 10/22/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the New York State Public Service Commission to include language in utility tariffs to prohibit the placement of utility meters in front of residential buildings throughout New York City.
Sponsors: Elizabeth S. Crowley
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2017*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/22/2014*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/22/2014*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 447
 
 
Resolution calling upon the New York State Public Service Commission to include language in utility tariffs to prohibit the placement of utility meters in front of residential buildings throughout New York City.
 
By Council Member Crowley
 
Whereas, The New York State Public Service Commission has exclusive regulatory authority over gas and electric utility companies in New York; and
Whereas, Utility companies must file tariffs with the New York State Public Service Commission stating the rates to be charged to the utility's customers and detailing access and placement of the utility company's metering devices in and upon residential property; and
Whereas, Many residents of the City and community organizations have serious concerns that their residential neighborhoods are being aesthetically degraded by the unsightly placement of utility meters in front of residential buildings; and        
Whereas, Prohibiting the unsightly placement of such utility meters in front of residential buildings would be a benefit to the aesthetics of residential neighborhoods throughout New York City; now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the New York State Public Service Commission to include language in utility tariffs to prohibit the placement of utility meters in front of residential buildings throughout New York City.
MS
Res. 48/2010
LS 213/2014
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