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File #: Res 0597-2015    Version: * Name: Determining that a public emergency requiring rent control in the City of New York continues to exist and will continue to exist on and after April 1, 2015.
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 2/26/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution determining that a public emergency requiring rent control in the City of New York continues to exist and will continue to exist on and after April 1, 2015.
Sponsors: Jumaane D. Williams, Corey D. Johnson, Helen K. Rosenthal, Margaret S. Chin, Mathieu Eugene, Brad S. Lander, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Daniel R. Garodnick, James G. Van Bramer, Karen Koslowitz, I. Daneek Miller, Vanessa L. Gibson, Ben Kallos, Stephen T. Levin, Andrew Cohen
Council Member Sponsors: 16
Attachments: 1. 2/26/15 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 2. Committee Report 3/2/15, 3. Hearing Testimony 3/2/15, 4. Hearing Transcript 3/2/15, 5. Committee Report 3/10/15, 6. Hearing Transcript 3/10/15, 7. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 8. March 11, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 9. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-11-15, 10. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 11, 2015
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
3/11/2015*Jumaane D. Williams City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/10/2015*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/10/2015*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on Housing and Buildings Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/2/2015*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/2/2015*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2015*Jumaane D. Williams City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2015*Jumaane D. Williams City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 597
 
 
Resolution determining that a public emergency requiring rent control in the City of New York continues to exist and will continue to exist on and after April 1, 2015.
 
 
By Council Members Williams, Johnson, Rosenthal, Chin, Eugene, Lander, Rodriguez, Cornegy Garodnick, Van Bramer, Koslowitz, Miller, Gibson, Kallos, Levin and Cohen
 
Whereas, The City, acting by the Mayor, has caused a survey to be made of the supply of housing accommodations and the need for continuing the regulation and control of residential rents and evictions within the City, and such survey has been submitted to the Council in accordance with the law; now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Council hereby determines that the public emergency requiring the regulation and control of residential rents and evictions within the City continues to exist and will continue to exist on and after April 1, 2015, and that an acute shortage of dwellings continues to exist and will continue to exist on and after April 1, 2015, that such shortage constitutes a threat to the citizens of New York City and creates a special hardship to persons and families of limited and moderate means; that unless residential rents and evictions continue to be regulated and controlled, there will be excessive rent increases and evictions for failing to pay such increases, which will produce serious threats to the public health, safety and general welfare, that to prevent such perils to the public health, safety and general welfare, preventive action through local legislation of the City continues to be imperative; that such action, as a temporary measure to be effective until it is determined by the Council that such emergency no longer exists, is necessary in order to prevent threats to the public health, safety and general welfare; that the transition from regulation to a normal market of free bargaining between landlord and tenant, while still the object of State and City policy, must be administered with due regard for such emergency; and be it further
      Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York, for the reasons hereinabove set forth, hereby determines, pursuant to subdivision 3 of section 1 of Chapter 21 of the Laws of 1962, as amended, that the continuation of the regulation and control of residential rents and evictions on and after April 1, 2015 is necessary to protect the public health, safety and general welfare and that such regulation and control should be continued as now or hereafter provided pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 3 of Title 26 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York, subject to such amendment as may be enacted into law.
 
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02/12/2015