File #: Int 0258-2022    Version: * Name: Report on suitable locations for installing public bathrooms.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
On agenda: 4/28/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to a report on suitable locations for installing public bathrooms
Sponsors: Rita C. Joseph, Shahana K. Hanif, Crystal Hudson, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Althea V. Stevens, Sandra Ung, Lincoln Restler, Sandy Nurse, Adrienne E. Adams, Mercedes Narcisse, Chi A. Ossé, Julie Menin, Gale A. Brewer, Shaun Abreu, Eric Dinowitz, Tiffany Cabán, Shekar Krishnan, Diana I. Ayala, Farah N. Louis, Kevin C. Riley, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Nantasha M. Williams, Carmen N. De La Rosa, Julie Won, Charles Barron, Kristin Richardson Jordan, Lynn C. Schulman, Alexa Avilés, Amanda Farías, Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, Ari Kagan, Keith Powers , Erik D. Bottcher, (by request of the Manhattan Borough President)
Council Member Sponsors: 33
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Transportation and the Department of Parks and Recreation to submit a joint report to the Mayor and to the Speaker of the City Council, identifying at least one location in each New York City zip code suitable for installing a public bathroom. The Department of Transportation and Department of Parks and Recreation would need to consult with community boards and the public when considering the locations for installing a public bathroom. The report would also need to include the factors the agencies considered when choosing the locations for installing public bathrooms, costs and challenges associated with installing public bathrooms, and recommendations for installing public bathrooms and implementing any necessary safety measures for each location identified in the report to address any challenges associated with such installation.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 258, 2. Int. No. 258, 3. April 28, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-28-22, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 28, 2022, 6. Committee Report 6/28/22, 7. Hearing Testimony 6/28/22, 8. Hearing Transcript 6/28/22

Int. No. 258

 

By Council Members Joseph, Hanif, Hudson, Sanchez, Stevens, Ung, Restler, Nurse, The Speaker (Council Member Adams), Narcisse, Ossé, Menin, Brewer, Abreu, Dinowitz, Cabán, Krishnan, Ayala, Louis, Riley, Gutiérrez, Williams, De La Rosa, Won, Barron, Richardson Jordan, Schulman, Avilés, Farías, Brooks-Powers, Kagan, Powers and Bottcher (by request of the Manhattan Borough President)

 

A Local Law in relation to a report on suitable locations for installing public bathrooms

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Report. No later than June 1, 2023, the department of transportation shall coordinate with the department of parks and recreation to submit to the mayor and to the speaker of the council a report identifying at least 1 location in each zip code in the city where a public bathroom facility may be installed. The department of transportation and department of parks and recreation shall consider input from community boards and the public when determining such locations for pubic bathroom facilities. In addition to identifying appropriate locations for installing public bathroom facilities, such report shall include, but need not be limited to, the following information:

a. The factors considered in determining such locations are appropriate for installing public bathroom facilities;

b. Any safety measures necessary for installing and maintaining public bathroom facilities, including compliance with accessibility requirements;

c. The costs associated with installing and maintaining public bathroom facilities and implementing necessary safety measures;

d. Any challenges associated with installing and maintaining public bathroom facilities, including any community opposition; and

e. Recommendations for installing public bathroom facilities and implementing necessary safety measures for each location identified to address any challenges associated with such installation.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

Session 12

EJL

LS 5991 & 8186

4/11/2022

 

Session 11

JEF

LS #17486

Int. 2310-2021