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File #: Int 0491-2018    Version: * Name: An advisory board on crossing guard deployment.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 2/14/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to an advisory board on crossing guard deployment.
Sponsors: Vanessa L. Gibson, Brad S. Lander, Robert F. Holden
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill requires the NYPD, DOT and DOE to participate in an advisory board relating to NYC crossing guards, and submit biannual reports relating to recommended deployment to the Mayor, the Speaker and the NYPD commissioner.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 491, 2. Int. No. 491, 3. February 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 491

 

Council Members Gibson, Lander and Holden

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to an advisory board on crossing guard deployment.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 14-118 is amended to add a new subdivision d to read as follows:

d. Advisory board on crossing guard deployment. 1. There shall be an advisory board (“the board”) to advise the commissioner concerning matters related to the deployment of crossing guards as provided for in this section.

2. The board shall be comprised of the commissioner, or his or her designee; the commissioner of the department of transportation, or his or her designee; and the commissioner of the department of education, or his or her designee.

3. No member of the board shall be removed except for cause and upon notice and hearing by the appropriate appointing official.

4. Members of the advisory board shall serve without compensation and shall meet no less often than every three months.

5. The actions of the advisory board shall include, but not be limited to:

(a) an assessment of the optimal headcount and station locations of crossing guards in New York City, including but not limited to, an evaluation of traffic patterns, shifting populations, and the needs of particular schools and programs.

(b) specific recommendations for changes and/or improvements, if any, to crossing guard deployment, including, but not limited to, optimal headcount and station locations.

6. The board shall hold at least one public meeting prior to issuance of the report pursuant to paragraph 7 of this section shall be open to the public, provided however that such meeting is no sooner than three months prior to the date of the issuance of such report.  The department shall notify the public as to the time, place and subject of such meeting.

7. The board shall report its findings and recommendations on or before March first, two thousand sixteen, and thereafter in biannual reports, and submit such reports to the mayor, the commissioner and the speaker of the council.  Such report shall include, but not be limited to:

(a) an assessment of the optimal headcount and station locations of crossing guards in New York City and proposed actions to be taken by the department in response to recommendations.

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

 

BG/RC/JDK

LS #4803 / Int. 983/2015

LS # 887

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