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File #: Int 1146-2016    Version: * Name: Preparation of a park safety report.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Parks and Recreation
On agenda: 4/7/2016
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the preparation of a park safety report
Sponsors: Laurie A. Cumbo, Mark Levine, Deborah L. Rose, Andrew Cohen, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Summary: This bill would require that the Commissioner of the Police Department, in consultation with the Commissioner of the Parks Department, to issue a report making recommendations concerning safety measures that should be implemented at public parks under the city’s jurisdiction.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1146, 2. April 7, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 1146

 

By Council Members Cumbo, Levine, Rose, Cohen and Ulrich

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the preparation of a park safety report

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Park safety report.  a. No later than January 1, 2018, the police department commissioner, in consultation with the parks department commissioner, shall submit a report to the mayor and the council on enhancing park safety. 

b. The report required in subdivision a of this section shall make specific recommendations concerning safety measures that should be implemented at public parks under the department’s jurisdiction that have the greatest number of reported crimes as set forth in the most recent quarterly New York city park crime statistics issued by the police department.  The commissioners shall consider measures including, but not limited to, the following:   

1. Increasing patrols by the police department and/or park enforcement patrol officers.

2. Installing security cameras and emergency call boxes.

3.  Increasing lighting.

4. Where the other measures, listed above, have proven to be ineffective, installing gates and other restrictive barriers and restricting access after dark.

c.  The report required in subdivision a of this section shall be made publicly available on the department’s website within ten days after its release and the data collected in such report shall be made available on the city’s open data portal.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

LS # 7294

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