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File #: Int 0821-2008    Version: Name: Providing public notice for senior center closings.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Aging
On agenda: 8/14/2008
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to providing public notice for senior center closings.
Sponsors: James Vacca, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Tony Avella, Charles Barron, Gale A. Brewer, Simcha Felder, Lewis A. Fidler, Vincent J. Gentile, Robert Jackson, Letitia James, G. Oliver Koppell, Jessica S. Lappin, John C. Liu, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Darlene Mealy, Michael C. Nelson, Annabel Palma, Diana Reyna, James Sanders, Jr., Peter F. Vallone, Jr., David I. Weprin, Thomas White, Jr., Alan J. Gerson, Daniel R. Garodnick, Bill De Blasio, David Yassky, Sara M. Gonzalez, Mathieu Eugene, Albert Vann, James S. Oddo
Council Member Sponsors: 30
Attachments: 1. Int. No. 821 - 8/14/08, 2. Committee Report 12/4/08, 3. Hearing Testimony 12/4/08, 4. Hearing Transcript 12/4/08
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12/31/2009AJames Vacca City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/4/2008*James Vacca Subcommittee on Senior Centers Laid Over by Subcommittee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/4/2008*James Vacca Subcommittee on Senior Centers Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/4/2008*James Vacca Subcommittee on Senior Centers Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/4/2008*James Vacca Committee on Aging Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/4/2008*James Vacca Committee on Aging Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/4/2008*James Vacca Committee on Aging Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/14/2008*James Vacca City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/14/2008*James Vacca City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Proposed Int. No. 821-A

By Council Members Vacca, Arroyo, Avella, Barron, Brewer, Felder, Fidler, Gentile, Jackson, James, Koppell, Lappin, Liu, Mark-Viverito, Mealy, Nelson, Palma, Reyna, Sanders Jr., Vallone Jr., Weprin, White Jr., Gerson, Garodnick, de Blasio, Yassky, Gonzalez, Eugene, Vann and Oddo.

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to providing public notice for senior center closings.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Chapter 2 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-204 to read as follows:

§21-204 Requirements for senior center closings. a. Whenever any senior center funded in part or in whole by the department is scheduled to be closed, relocated or consolidated with another senior center, the department shall provide written notice with supporting documentation at least sixty days prior to the scheduled closing, relocation or consolidation date to the council members, community boards and borough presidents whose districts are served by such center and the chairpersons of the council's committee on aging and subcommittee on senior centers.

b. The prior notice requirements of subdivision a of this section shall not apply when the department determines that it must close a senior center due to exigent circumstances, including where the conditions at such senior center pose an immediate threat to the health and safety of its participants and members.  Where the department has closed a senior center due to exigent circumstances, the department shall provide written notice and supporting documentation within three days of such closure to the council members, community boards and borough presidents whose districts are served by the closed center and the chairpersons of the council's committee on aging and subcommittee on senior centers.

§2. This local law shall take effect immediately.

 

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