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File #: Res 2047-2009    Version: * Name: NYS Public Service Commission to include language in utility tariffs to prohibit the placement of utility meters in front of residential buildings throughout NYC.
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 6/30/2009
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the New York State Public Service Commission to include language in utility tariffs to prohibit the placement of utility meters in front of residential buildings throughout New York City.
Sponsors: Elizabeth S. Crowley, Robert Jackson, Letitia James, G. Oliver Koppell, Albert Vann, James Vacca, Michael C. Nelson
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2009*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/30/2009*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/30/2009*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Res. No. 2047

 

Resolution calling upon the New York State Public Service Commission to include language in utility tariffs to prohibit the placement of utility meters in front of residential buildings throughout New York City.

 

By Council Members Crowley, Jackson, James, Koppell, Vann, Vacca and Nelson

 

Whereas, The New York State Public Service Commission has exclusive regulatory authority over gas and electric utility companies; and

Whereas, Utility companies must file tariffs with the New York State Public Service Commission stating the rates charged to the utility’s customers and detailing access and placement of the utility companies metering devices in and upon residential property; and

Whereas, Many residents of the City and community organizations have serious concerns related to residential neighborhoods being aesthetically degraded by the unsightly placement of utility meters in front of residential buildings; and                       

Whereas, Barring the unsightly placement of such utility meters in front of residential buildings would be a benefit to the aesthetics of residential neighborhoods throughout New York City; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the New York State Public Service Commission to include language in utility tariffs to prohibit the placement of utility meters in front of residential buildings throughout New York City.

 

JPS

LS 7257

04/14/09 2:46 p.m.