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File #: Res 1422-2017    Version: * Name: M 490 - APPROVING THE FY'18 OPERATING BUDGET OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NY.
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Finance
On agenda: 3/16/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FISCAL YEAR 2018 OPERATING BUDGET OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
Sponsors: Julissa Ferreras-Copeland
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Attachments: 1. City Council Operating Budget, 2. Memorandum, 3. Resolution, 4. March 16, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-16-17, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 16, 2017

FISCAL YEAR 2018

 

 

THE OPERATING BUDGET

 

OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

 

 

 

 

 

                     Submitted pursuant to

                     Section 243 of the

                     New York City Charter

 

 

 

THE COUNCIL

OF

THE CITY OF NEW YORK

CITY HALL

NEW YORK, N.Y. 10007

 

 

March 10, 2017

 

 

     TO:                     Honorable Melissa Mark-Viverito

Speaker

 

Honorable Julissa Ferreras-Copeland

Chairperson, Finance Committee

 

  

FROM:                     Marcello Testa

Fiscal Officer

 

 

SUBJECT:                     THE BUDGET OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

 

Preconsidered (M-490) - The Operating Budget of the Council of The City of New York

Preconsidered  (M-491) - Schedule Detailing the Lump-Sum OTPS Unit of Appropriation of the Operating Budget of the Council of the City of New York

 

INITIATION:                     Pursuant to section 243 of the New York City Charter, the Council is authorized to present, for inclusion in the executive budget without amendment by the Mayor, its operating budget.  This document presents a summary description of the structure and presentation of the Council's budget, and sets forth the proposed Council budget for consideration and approval by the Finance Committee and the Council.  Also included is a resolution for the approval of a lump-sum OTPS unit of appropriation.

 

 

 

 

 

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In connection herewith, Council Member Ferreras-Copeland offered the following resolution:

 

RES. NO. 1422

 

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FISCAL YEAR 2018 OPERATING BUDGET OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

 

Resolved: By the Council of the City of New York, pursuant to the provisions of section 243 of the New York City Charter that the following amounts shall be submitted to the Mayor, for inclusion in the executive budget for the operating budget for the Council of the City of New York.

 

 

 

Summary:

Under the City Charter, the City Council is authorized to structure its own budget.  This budget must be presented to the Mayor, for inclusion in the Executive Budget, after the Council approves it.

The Council's staff is described through divisions within three units of appropriation: Council Members and their aides, Committee Staffing, and Council Services.  These and the standing committees each have a U/A for PS.  OTPS is divided into two categories, one for members, one for central staff and one for each standing committee.   A separate resolution approving the central staff's lump sum unit of appropriation is attached for Council approval pursuant to Section 100 (c) of the Charter. 

Council Member office budgets are funded in U/A 001 object 021 (PS) and U/A 100 objects 400 and 414 (OTPS).  Funds allocated for each Member’s budget total $441,000.

Staffs from the Office of the General Counsel, Governmental Affairs, Finance, Land Use, Infrastructure, and Human Services divisions are specifically assigned to each committee, subcommittee, and select committee.  These analysts and attorneys in turn are supported by the Administrative Services Division, which functions as the central administration.

 

 

 

 

Staffs from the following Divisions are assigned to these Committees, Subcommittees and Select Committees:

 

 

Policy & Innovations

v                     Provides additional policy and data analysis for the Council’s Legislative Committees

 

Finance                                                                                    

v                     Finance                                                                                                         

Land Use                                                                                    

v                     Land Use                     

v                     Landmarks, Public Siting & Maritime Uses (Subcommittee)

v                     Planning, Dispositions & Concessions (Subcommittee)

v                     Zoning & Franchises (Subcommittee)                                                                                    

General Counsel                     

v                     Rules, Privileges and Elections

v                     Standards & Ethics                                                                                    

Governmental Affairs                     

v                     Civil Rights                     

v                     Consumer Affairs                     

v                     Contracts                                          

v                     Courts and Legal Services

v                     Fire & Criminal Justice Services

v                     General Welfare

v                     Governmental Operations

v                     Immigration                                          

v                     Juvenile Justice

v                     Oversight & Investigations

v                     Public Safety

v                     State & Federal Legislation                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Human Services                                          

v                     Aging                                                               

v                     Senior Centers (Subcommittee)

v                     Civil Services and Labor

v                     Cultural Affairs, Libraries & International Intergroup Relations

v                     Libraries (Subcommittee)

v                     Education                                                               

v                     Non-Public Schools (Subcommittee)                     

v                     Health                                                               

v                     Higher Education                                          

v                     Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse & Disability Services                      

v                     Small Business

v                     Transportation                     

v                     Veterans                                          

v                     Women’s Issues                                          

v                     Youth Services                                                                                    

Infrastructure                                                                                    

v                     Economic Development                                          

v                     Environmental Protection                                          

v                     Housing & Buildings                                                               

v                     Parks & Recreation                                                               

v                     Public Housing                                                               

v                     Recovery and Resiliency                                          

v                     Sanitation & Waste Management                     

v                     Technology                                                               

v                     Waterfronts                                                                                                         

Drafting                                                                                    

v                     Responsible for drafting of legislation for the Council's Legislative Committees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CITY COUNCIL BUDGET

 

Function:

The New York City Council is the legislative branch of city government.  Council members are elected every four years and each represents a district of approximately 160,000 people. 

 

The Council is an equal partner with the Mayor in the governing of New York City.  The Council monitors the operation and performance of city agencies. It has sole responsibility for analyzing and approving the city's budget which sets spending priorities and has decision-making powers over major land use issues.  It is the city's lawmaking body.

 

The allocations of funds made through this Resolution are based on current projections and information available. Final allocations may vary from those anticipated in this Resolution, subject to the discretion of the Speaker.