File #: Int 0768-2022    Version: * Name: Street cleanliness grading system.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
On agenda: 10/12/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a street cleanliness grading system
Sponsors: Francisco P. Moya, Sandy Nurse, Sandra Ung, Kevin C. Riley, Farah N. Louis, Christopher Marte, Marjorie Velázquez, Alexa Avilés, Mercedes Narcisse, Linda Lee, Amanda Farías, Shahana K. Hanif, Crystal Hudson, Carmen N. De La Rosa, Erik D. Bottcher
Council Member Sponsors: 15
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) to establish and implement a system that assigns a letter grade to each City street based on the street’s level of cleanliness. The bill would require that DSNY inspect each street at least two times per year and post on DSNY’s website the street’s cleanliness grade and description of the reasons the street received such grade.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 768, 2. Int. No. 768, 3. October 12, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-12-22, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 12, 2022, 6. Committee Report 4/19/23, 7. Hearing Testimony 4/19/23, 8. Hearing Transcript 4/19/23

Int. No. 768


By Council Members Moya, Nurse, Ung, Riley, Louis, Marte, Brooks-Powers, Velázquez, Avilés, Narcisse, Lee, Farías, Hanif, Hudson, De La Rosa and Bottcher


A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a street cleanliness grading system


Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 16 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 16-143 to read as follows:

§ 16-143 Street cleanliness grading system. a. Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Blockface. The term “blockface” means one side of a city block, corner to corner, including both the street and its sidewalk.

Cleanliness grade.  The term “cleanliness grade” means a letter grade assigned by the department that accounts for the following factors: (i) the amount of litter on and adjacent to the street; (ii) the presence of weeds; (iii) the presence of discarded bulky items; (iii) any prohibited dumping, as set forth in section 16-119; and (iv) any other factors as determined by the department.

b. The department shall establish and implement a system for assigning each blockface in the city a cleanliness grade.

c. The department shall inspect each blockface no less than two times per year and post on the department’s website each such blockface’s cleanliness grade and a description of the reasons such blockface received such grade.  The department shall use such information to determine which blockfaces require additional resources and redirect such resources to such blockfaces.

§ 3. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law.





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