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File #: Int 0179-2004    Version: * Name: Littering to include all premises in the citywide routing system.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
On agenda: 2/26/2004
Enactment date: 5/19/2004 Law number: 2004/009
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to littering to include all premises in the citywide routing system.
Sponsors: Simcha Felder, Tony Avella, Michael C. Nelson, Lewis A. Fidler, Kendall Stewart, Bill De Blasio, Yvette D. Clarke, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., James F. Gennaro, John C. Liu, Miguel Martinez, Larry B. Seabrook, Helen Sears, Jose M. Serrano, Albert Vann, David I. Weprin, David Yassky, Gale A. Brewer, Alan J. Gerson, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Vincent J. Gentile, Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., Melinda R. Katz, Peter F. Vallone, Jr., Andrew J. Lanza, Annabel Palma, Eric N. Gioia, Sara M. Gonzalez
Council Member Sponsors: 28
Attachments: 1. Committee Report 3/30, 2. Fiscal Impact Statement, 3. Committee Report 5/19, 4. Fiscal Impact Statement, 5. Hearing Transcript 3/30, 6. Local Law, 7. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4/1, 8. Hearing Transcript 5/19, 9. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5/19, 10. Mayor's Veto Message Cover, 11. Mayor's Veto Message

Int. No. 179

 

By Council Member Felder, Avella, Nelson, Fidler, Stewart, DeBlasio, Clarke, Comrie, Gennaro, Liu, Martinez, Seabrook, Sears, Serrano, Vann, Weprin, Yassky, Brewer, Gerson, Recchia, Gentile, Addabbo, Katz, Vallone, Lanza, Palma, Gioia and Gonzalez

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to littering to include all premises in the citywide routing system.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivisions a, b and c of section 16-118.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York as enacted by local law 31 for the year 1990 are hereby amended to read as follows:

a. The department shall implement a citywide routing system for the enforcement of subdivision two of section 16-118 of this code, as such subdivision relates to cleaning of sidewalks, flagging, curbstones and roadway areas by owners, lessees, tenants, occupants or persons in charge of [commercial] any premises. The citywide enforcement routing system shall limit the issuance of notices of violation, appearance tickets or summonses within any sub-district of a local service delivery district to predetermined periods of a total of no more than two hours each day, provided that each such predetermined period shall be one hour. The department shall establish a citywide schedule of periods for issuing notices of violation, appearance tickets or summonses in each district and shall give written notice to the owners, lessees, tenants, occupants or persons in charge of [commercial] any premises in each district of the periods for the district in which their premises are located by the use of flyers, community meetings or such other techniques as the commissioner reasonably determines to be useful.

b. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision a of this section, the commissioner may provide an additional predetermined period of one hour per day during which notices of violation, appearance tickets or summonses may be issued in any sub-district within a local service delivery district upon the commissioner's determination that the total of two hours otherwise permitted by this section is not sufficient to maintain the sidewalks, flagging, curbstones and roadways in such sub-districts in an adequately clean condition. Such determination shall be based upon a finding that there has been a decline in the average street cleanliness ratings compiled by the mayor's office of operations for such district for the most recent three-month period as compared to the average street cleanliness ratings compiled by the mayor's office of operations for the same three-month period in fiscal year nineteen hundred ninety. Notice of any increase in the number of hours during which notices of violation, appearance tickets or summonses can be issued or of any change in such hours shall be given by letter to the community board, the owners, lessees, tenants, occupants or persons in charge of [commercial] any premises in the affected sub-districts within a local service delivery district and every council member representing the local service delivery district no less than forty-five days prior to the implementation of such increase or change. Any additional notice may be given by use of letters, flyers, community meetings or such other techniques as the commissioner reasonably determines to be useful. Written notice to a council member shall be sent to the council member's district office.

c. For the purpose of this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings: (i)["commercial premises" means any premises abutting the sidewalk at which goods or services are sold directly to consumers or other businesses, and may, in appropriate instances to be determined by the commissioner, also include any other class of real property that is used for the conduct of any business, trade or profession; (ii)]  "local service delivery district" means a local service delivery district as described in chapter sixty-nine of the charter of the city of New York and [(iii)] (ii) "sub-district" means a section within a local service delivery district as described in chapter sixty-nine of the charter of the city of New York.

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