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File #: Int 0676-2015    Version: * Name: Requiring the consideration of community impact in applications for base stations, black car bases, and luxury limousine bases.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 2/26/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the consideration of community impact in applications for base stations, black car bases, and luxury limousine bases.
Sponsors: Chaim M. Deutsch, Fernando Cabrera , Corey D. Johnson, Peter A. Koo, Karen Koslowitz, Rory I. Lancman, I. Daneek Miller, Deborah L. Rose, Costa G. Constantinides, Andy L. King, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 11
Summary: Under the bill, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) would be required to consider community impact when reviewing an application for a license to operate a livery base, black car base, or luxury limousine base. The TLC would consider whether granting a base a license would cause a negative impact on quality of life in the community, including the potential impact on traffic congestion, sidewalk congestion, and noise. In addition, the TLC would be required to submit base applications to the affected Council Member and Community Board, and consider any comments submitted by such Council Member or Community Board.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 676, 2. February 26, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 676

 

By Council Members Deutsch, Cabrera, Johnson, Koo, Koslowitz, Lancman, Miller, Rose, Constantinides, King and Ulrich

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the consideration of community impact in applications for base stations, black car bases, and luxury limousine bases.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1.  Chapter five of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-544 to read as follows:

§ 19-544 Base applications. In reviewing an application for a license to operate a base station, black car base, or luxury limousine base the commission shall examine and consider any negative impact such base may have on quality of life in the vicinity of such base, including, but not limited to, the potential impact on traffic congestion, sidewalk congestion, and noise. In addition, the commission shall submit a copy of such application to the council member and the community board for the area in which such base station would be located within five days of the receipt of such application and shall consider any comments received from such council member and community board received during the commission’s review of such an application.

§ 2. This local law shall take effect 90 days after its enactment into law.

KET 2/19/15 5:41PM

LS 2770/2014