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File #: Int 1083-2009    Version: Name: Local representation on park conservancies.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Parks and Recreation
On agenda: 9/17/2009
Enactment date: 12/28/2009 Law number: 2009/091
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring local representation on park conservancies.
Sponsors: Melissa Mark-Viverito, Tony Avella, Robert Jackson, Charles Barron, Inez E. Dickens, Letitia James, G. Oliver Koppell, Jessica S. Lappin, Annabel Palma, James Sanders, Jr., Larry B. Seabrook, Michael C. Nelson, Helen D. Foster, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Albert Vann, Rosie Mendez, Helen Sears, John C. Liu, Thomas White, Jr., Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Ydanis A. Rodriguez
Council Member Sponsors: 21
Attachments: 1. Int. No. 1083 - 9/17/09, 2. Proposed Int. No. 1083-A - 10/30/09, 3. Committee Report 10/30/09, 4. Hearing Transcript 10/30/09, 5. Hearing Testimony 10/30/09, 6. Committee Report 12/8/09, 7. Hearing Testimony 12/8/09, 8. Hearing Transcript 12/8/09, 9. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12/9/09, 10. Committee Report - Stated Meeting 12/21/09, 11. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12/21/09, 12. Fiscal Impact Statement, 13. Mayor's Letter, 14. Local Law
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/28/2009AMelissa Mark-Viverito City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/28/2009AMelissa Mark-Viverito Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/28/2009AMelissa Mark-Viverito Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/21/2009AMelissa Mark-Viverito City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/21/2009AMelissa Mark-Viverito City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/9/2009AMelissa Mark-Viverito City Council Laid Over by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/8/2009*Melissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Parks and Recreation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/8/2009*Melissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Parks and Recreation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/8/2009*Melissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Parks and Recreation Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/8/2009AMelissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Parks and Recreation Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/30/2009*Melissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Parks and Recreation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/30/2009*Melissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Parks and Recreation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/30/2009*Melissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Parks and Recreation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/17/2009*Melissa Mark-Viverito City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/17/2009*Melissa Mark-Viverito City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No.1083-A
 
By Council Members Mark-Viverito, Avella, Jackson, Barron, Dickens, James, Koppell, Lappin, Palma, Sanders Jr., Seabrook, Nelson, Foster, Ferreras, Vann, Mendez, Sears, Liu, White Jr., Arroyo and Rodriguez
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring local representation on park conservancies.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
      
Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 18 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 18-137 to read as follows:
§18-137 Representation on park conservancies. a. For purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
1. “Conservancy” shall mean any not-for-profit entity that operates any park or portion of any park under the jurisdiction of the commissioner, pursuant to a written conservancy arrangement, provided that “conservancy” shall not include any not-for-profit entity that operates in three or more boroughs.
2.  “Conservancy arrangement” shall mean any license or other written authorization allowing a conservancy to operate any park or portion of any park under the jurisdiction of the commissioner.
3. “Operates” shall mean the ability to hire a majority of full time staff for such park.
4. “Local representative” shall mean an individual who resides within or whose place of business is located within a council district in which such park is located or which such park abuts.
b. Any conservancy arrangement entered into, renewed or otherwise granted or executed on or after the effective date of the local law that added this section shall require that at least one local representative from each council district where such park is located or which such park abuts be a voting member of the board of directors, or other governing body of such conservancy, provided that no more than one local representative from each council district in which such park is located and one local representative from two of the council districts which abut such park shall be required, and provided further that no more than twenty percent of the total appointed or elected membership of such conservancy's board of directors or other governing body shall be required to be local representatives.  Such local representatives shall be designated in consultation with the council members representing the districts in which the park is located or which abut such park.  The nature of such consultation shall be determined by the department, provided that the department shall make the designation of each local representative not less than thirty days following its initial consultation with the appropriate council member, during which time the council member may make a written recommendation regarding the local representative to be designated from their district. In the event that representation from council districts from which a local representative may be designated would in the aggregate be greater than  twenty percent of the total appointed membership of such conservancy's board of directors or other governing body or there are more than two council districts abutting such park, the department may determine which council districts shall be represented initially, in consultation with the appropriate council members, with districts from which local representatives shall be designated rotating thereafter in a manner to be determined by the department.
§2. This local law shall take effect immediately upon enactment.
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