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File #: Res 0423-2010    Version: * Name: Provide a specific allocation of funding for video security systems at NYC Housing Authority developments.
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Public Housing
On agenda: 8/25/2010
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the Congress and President of the United States to provide a specific allocation of funding for video security systems at New York City Housing Authority developments.
Sponsors: Peter F. Vallone, Jr., Margaret S. Chin, Lewis A. Fidler, Letitia James, Michael C. Nelson, Annabel Palma, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Albert Vann, James Vacca, Rosie Mendez, James G. Van Bramer, Daniel J. Halloran III, Peter A. Koo
Council Member Sponsors: 13
Attachments: 1. Committee Report 2/17/11, 2. Hearing Transcript 2/17/11, 3. Hearing Testimony 2/17/11
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2013*Peter F. Vallone, Jr. City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/17/2011*Peter F. Vallone, Jr. Committee on Public Safety Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/17/2011*Peter F. Vallone, Jr. Committee on Public Safety Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/17/2011*Peter F. Vallone, Jr. Committee on Public Housing Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/17/2011*Peter F. Vallone, Jr. Committee on Public Housing Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/25/2010*Peter F. Vallone, Jr. City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/25/2010*Peter F. Vallone, Jr. City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 423
      
 
Resolution calling upon the Congress and President of the United States to provide a specific allocation of funding for video security systems at New York City Housing Authority developments.
 
 
By Council Members Vallone, Chin, Fidler, James, Nelson, Palma, Recchia, Vann, Vacca, Mendez, Van Bramer, Halloran and Koo  
 
      Whereas, The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is the nation's largest housing authority with 334 developments and 2,604 buildings comprising 178,407 units and nearly 404,000 authorized tenants; and
      Whereas, Fifteen high crime NYCHA developments have been targeted and are currently equipped with a technologically advanced video security system, known as the Video Interactive Patrol Enhancement Response (VIPER) system; and
      Whereas, All VIPER systems are constantly monitored from a central location by the New York City Police Department; and
      Whereas, There has been a demonstrated decrease in crime in these 15 NYCHA VIPER-equipped developments, since 1997, when the City first began installing VIPER systems; and
      Whereas, There are currently eighty-five additional NYCHA developments with security cameras installed, known as closed circuit televisions (CCTVs); and
      Whereas, Such CCTVs are not monitored by the Police Department but the videotapes made are kept on file for a certain period of time by employees of NYCHA; and
      Whereas, Funding for CCTV systems have been allocated through the City's capital budget; and
      Whereas, New York City continues to face significant budget deficits, and it may be difficult for Council Member capital allocations to continue to support such CCTV systems; and
      Whereas, Since the Public Housing Operating Fund, which provides funding for NYCHA's operation, is funded from Congressional allocations, Congress has a responsibility to provide funding for video security systems, since public housing residents benefit from the decrease in crime that such cameras provide; now, therefore, be it    
      Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the Congress and President of the United States to provide a specific allocation of funding for video security systems at New York City Housing Authority developments.
 
 
 
 
 
Res. 96/2006
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