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File #: Int 0078-2010    Version: * Name: Requiring reports to the city council of any variance or special permit granted despite the community board’s recommendation of disapproval or approval with conditions.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 3/3/2010
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring reports to the city council of any variance or special permit granted despite the community board’s recommendation of disapproval or approval with conditions.
Sponsors: Vincent J. Gentile, Margaret S. Chin, Inez E. Dickens, Lewis A. Fidler, Letitia James, Brad S. Lander, Michael C. Nelson, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Peter A. Koo, G. Oliver Koppell, Daniel J. Halloran III
Council Member Sponsors: 12
Attachments: 1. Committee Report 4/27/12, 2. Hearing Testimony 4/27/12, 3. Hearing Transcript 4/27/12
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2013*Vincent J. Gentile City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/27/2012*Vincent J. Gentile Committee on Governmental Operations Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/27/2012*Vincent J. Gentile Committee on Governmental Operations Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/3/2010*Vincent J. Gentile City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/3/2010*Vincent J. Gentile City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 78
 
By Council Members Gentile, Chin, Dickens, Fidler, James, Lander, Nelson, Rodriguez, Crowley, Koo, Koppell and Halloran
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring reports to the city council of any variance or special permit granted despite the community board's recommendation of disapproval or approval with conditions.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1.  Chapter 2 of title 25 of the administrative code of the city of New York is hereby amended by adding a new section 25-208 to read as follows:
§25-208 Reports; special permits and variances.  The board of standards and appeals shall submit a report to the city council of all special permits and variances granted by the board of standards and appeals for which action the community board(s), in whose district the property that is the subject of the action is located, in whole or in part, has recommended the disapproval or approval with conditions of the respective special permit or variance.  Such report shall be submitted to the city council on a quarterly basis, at the end of every three-month cycle during each calendar year, except that the first submission of such reports shall occur on or before December 1, 2010.  Such report shall contain a breakdown of the total number of determinations regarding special permits and variances made by the board during such reporting period, the number of determinations on actions on which one or more community board submitted comments, and the number of determinations made that were not in accordance with the community board's recommendation.  The report shall include copies of each determination made during such reporting period that was not in accordance with the community board's recommendation. If more than one community board, in whose district the property that is the subject of the action is located, in whole or in part, issues a recommendation concerning an application for a special permit or a variance and any such community board recommends the disapproval or approval with conditions of the respective action and the board of standards and appeals nevertheless grants the action, then the action must be reported to the Council as described herein.
§2.  This local law shall take effect immediately.
 
Int. No. 601/2007
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