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File #: Int 1245-2018    Version: * Name: Create a task force to reform the capital construction process.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Finance
On agenda: 11/28/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to create a task force to reform the capital construction process
Sponsors: Joseph C. Borelli, Helen K. Rosenthal, Paul A. Vallone, Justin L. Brannan, Alan N. Maisel, Robert F. Holden, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Summary: In an effort to reduce significant delays and rising construction costs on capital projects, this bill creates a task force to review the capital construction process and to make recommendations on best practices.
Indexes: Council Appointment Required, Other Appointment Required, Report Required, Sunset Date Applies
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1245, 2. Int. No. 1245, 3. November 28, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 1245

 

By Council Members Borelli, Rosenthal, Vallone, Brannan, Maisel, Holden and Ulrich

 

A Local Law to create a task force to reform the capital construction process

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Capital construction reform task force. a. There shall be a task force with 15 members consisting of the commissioner of buildings as co-director of the task force, the commissioner of housing preservation and development as co-director of the task force, the commissioner of parks and recreation, 7 city council members appointed by the speaker of the council and 5 members appointed by the mayor.

b. The commissioner of buildings, the commissioner of housing preservation and development, the commissioner of parks and recreation and the city council members on the task force may appoint a representative for the purpose of determining the existence of a quorum and who may vote on behalf of such member, provided that such representative shall be an officer or employee from the same agency as the delegating member.

c. In the event that a member’s seat becomes vacant, that member’s successor shall be appointed within 30 days of the vacancy. The new member shall be appointed in the same manner as the predecessor member whose vacancy is being filled.

d. Members appointed by the speaker of the council and by the mayor may be removed by the appointing person.

e. The task force shall consult, on an ongoing basis, with the office of management and budget, the economic development corporation, the school construction authority, the department of design and construction, contractors and other capital construction stakeholders to determine the cause of capital construction delays and the cause of rising capital construction costs.

 f. The task force shall determine best practices for reducing delay and cost in the capital construction process and make recommendations for the improvement of the capital construction process.

g. The task force shall hold not less than one hearing each month, except during the months of July and August, and such meetings shall be considered a meeting of a public body subject to article 7 of the public officers law.

h. Within 1 year from the date of the first regular meeting, and annually thereafter, the task force shall report its findings to the council and make recommendations to reduce construction delays, ensure construction remains on budget or under budget, and improve the capital construction process.

i. This task force shall dissolve upon submission of the third annual report.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

 

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