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File #: Int 1751-2017    Version: * Name: Establishing a capital projects task force.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Finance
On agenda: 10/31/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing a capital projects task force
Sponsors: Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Costa G. Constantinides, Helen K. Rosenthal
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This legislation would create a capital projects task force to examine the City’s capital project process and to develop a report containing recommendations and best practices to ensure that capital projects are funded, initiated, constructed and completed in an efficient, timely and cost effective manner. The task force would consist of 13 members, seven of whom would be appointed by the Speaker of the Council. The remaining members would consist of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the Commissioner of the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Commissioner of the Department of Design and Construction, the Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and two additional members appointed by the Mayor. The task force would be required to meet quarterly to examine issues such as the alignment of the capital commitment plan to the city’s ability to execute capital projects, any laws, policies or rules that may be impeding the efficiency of the capital project process, the certificate to proceed and contracting processes, and the establishment of a citywide capital project tracking system, among others. The taskforce must submit a report to the Mayor and the Speaker by March 1, 2018, and revisit and revise such report every two years, containing an analysis of the capital projects process, recommendations for best practices, and a suggested timeline for implementation of any recommendations. In addition, the task force must submit an annual report to the Mayor and the Speaker detailing any progress made on the recommendations contained in the biennial report.
Indexes: Council Appointment Required, Other Appointment Required, Oversight, Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1751, 2. Int. No. 1751, 3. October 31, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
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Int. No. 1751

 

By Council Members Ferreras-Copeland, Constantinides and Rosenthal

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing a capital projects task force

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 5 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to add a new section 5-108 to read as follows:

§5-108. Capital Projects Task Force. a. There shall be a task force to examine the city’s capital project process and to develop a report containing recommendations and best practices to ensure that capital projects are funded, initiated, constructed and completed in an efficient, timely and cost effective manner.

b. The task force shall consist of thirteen members, as follows:

1. the director of the office of management and budget, or his or her designee;

2. the commissioner of the department of parks and recreation, or his or her designee;

3. the commissioner of the department of design and construction, or his or her designee;

4. the commissioner of the department of cultural affairs, or his or her designee;

5. two members appointed by the mayor; and

6. seven members appointed by the speaker of the council.

c. All members shall be appointed within 30 days of the effective date of this local law and shall serve without additional compensation. Upon appointment of all members, the task force shall elect a chair from its membership by a majority vote at the first meeting of such task force. Any vacancies in the membership of the task force shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.

d. No later than 60 days after the effective date of this local law, the task force shall hold its initial meeting and thereafter shall meet at least quarterly.

e. The task force shall:

1. Review the alignment of the capital commitment plan to the city’s ability to execute capital projects;

2. Identify any laws, policies or rules that may be impeding the efficiency of the capital project process;

3. Review the certificate to proceed process to determine any possible causes of delay;

4. Consider the establishment of a standard for communication and sharing information between the office of management and budget and other agencies;

5. Consider the establishment of reasonable timeframes for each phase of a capital project, as appropriate by agency;

6. Evaluate the contracting processes and procedures for capital projects, both citywide and by contracting agency;

7. Assess the need for a standardized, citywide capital project tracking system; and

8. Review and consider any other matter the task force deems relevant to the improvement of the capital project process.

f. No later than March 1, 2018, the task force shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council, and shall post on city’s website and the website of the city council, a report on the capital project process in the city. Such report shall be revisited and revised as appropriate every two years and shall include, but not be limited to:

1. An analysis of efficiencies and deficiencies in the capital project process as identified by the task force;

2. Recommendations for best practices in capital project planning, management and execution, and any legislative or policy changes to improve the capital projects process developed as a result of the issues examined pursuant to subdivision e of this section; and

3. A suggested timeline for the implementation of any recommendations made by the task force.

g. Beginning in calendar year 2019, the task force shall on an annual basis submit to the mayor and the speaker, and shall post on city’s website and on the website of the city council, a report detailing the progress, if any, made on the recommendations contained in the most recently revised report required by subdivision f of this section.

h. All agency heads shall promptly provide to the task force any information it requests to assist in in carrying out its responsibilities under this section.

§2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

RKC/ENB

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10/20/2017 12:59pm