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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 8/14/2019 1:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
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    1.ROLL CALL      Roll call Video Video
    2.INVOCATION - Delivered by: Rabbi Moshe Wiener, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, located at 3001 West 37th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224. Motion to spread the Invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Treyger.      Video Video
    3.ADOPTION OF MINUTES - Motion that the Minutes of the Stated Meetings of June 13, 2019 and June 19, 2019 be adopted as printed by Council Member Cumbo.      Video Video
    4.MESSAGES & PAPERS FROM THE MAYOR      Video Video
M 0178-2019 *  Rules, Privileges and ElectionsJarrod E. Whittington, Environmental Control Board.Mayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0179-2019 *  Rules, Privileges and ElectionsEverardo Jefferson, Landmarks Preservation Commission.Mayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
    5.COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY, COUNTY & BOROUGH OFFICES - NONE      Video Video
    6.PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS - NONE      Not available
    7.LAND USE CALL-UPS      Video Video
M 0180-2019 *Francisco P. Moya  Zoning, Sabor Latino, Queens (20195689 TCQ)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
    8.COMMUNICATION FROM THE SPEAKER      Video Video
    9.DISCUSSION OF GENERAL ORDERS      Video Video
    10.REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES - NONE      Video Video
    11.REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES      Video Video
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE      Not available
Res 1022-2019 *Daniel Dromm  Preconsidered - Coupled on GOApproving the new designation and changes in the designation of certain organizations to receive funding in the Expense Budget.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0501-2019 *Daniel Dromm   Olinville Manor, BronxLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1029-2019 *Daniel Dromm  Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 501 - Olinville Manor, BronxResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0502-2019 *Daniel Dromm   Harlen House, ManhattanLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1030-2019 *Daniel Dromm  Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 502 - Harlen House, ManhattanResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0503-2019 *Daniel Dromm   340 South Third Street HDFC, BrooklynLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1031-2019 *Daniel Dromm  Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 503 - 340 South Third Street HDFC, BrooklynResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0504-2019 *Daniel Dromm   Langsam 4, BronxLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1032-2019 *Daniel Dromm  Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 504 - Langsam 4, BronxResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON GENERAL WELFARE      Not available
Int 1332-2019 ACorey D. Johnson Amended and Coupled on GOOffice of constituent services.IntroductionThis bill would create an Office of Constituent Services at the Department of Social Services (“DSS”). The Office would establish a system for DSS to receive comments, questions and complaints from clients, conduct a review of all cases where public benefits have been or will be terminated, maintain policies to communicate with clients in a timely manner in response to inquiries, and develop strategies and recommendations regarding such client communication. DSS would be required to post the phone number and information about the Office of Constituent Services on its website.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1333-2019 AAdrienne E. Adams Amended and Coupled on GOReporting on arrests, summonses, removals, escorts and use of force incidents occurring in department of social services/human resources administration job centers and SNAP centers.IntroductionThis bill would require the department of social services/human resources administration (“DSS/HRA”) to issue a quarterly report on arrests, summonses, removals, escorts, and use of force incidents that occur in a job center or SNAP center. This report would be submitted to the Council and published on the DSS/HRA website. The first report would be due on January 31, 2020.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1335-2019 AAlicka Ampry-Samuel  Amended and Coupled on GOEstablishing a pilot program for the provision of social work services at department of social services/human resources administration job centers.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Social Services (“DSS”) to create a pilot program for the design, development, implementation and provision of social work services at one job center in each borough. The DSS Commissioner would be required to submit a report to the mayor and speaker of the Council with findings from the pilot program by July 15, 2020. DSS would be required to expand social work services to all job centers by January 1, 2021.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1336-2019 AAlicka Ampry-Samuel  Amended and Coupled on GODe-escalation and trauma-informed training.IntroductionIn an effort to improve the client experience at job centers and SNAP centers, this bill requires the Department of Social Services (“DSS”) to conduct trainings on de-escalating conflict and trauma-informed care for all DSS employees and contractors providing security services in such centers. DSS would be required to report on the number of individuals who have received such training.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1337-2019 AAlicka Ampry-Samuel  Amended and Coupled on GORequiring space for children at dept of social services/human resources administration job centers and SNAP centers.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Social Services (“DSS”) to designate a sanitary space with comfortable seating and age-appropriate and educational materials for children in job centers and SNAP centers. The bill would require DSS to create a poster containing information on the availability of such space and report to the Council and post on DSS’s website a list of locations where such spaces are available.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1347-2019 ALaurie A. Cumbo Amended and Coupled on GORequiring the dept of social services/human resources administration to maintain systems in which clients may reschedule appointments over the phone.IntroductionThis bill would require the department of social services/human resources administration (“DSS/HRA”) to maintain systems in which clients can reschedule in-person appointments over the phone. This bill would also require DSS/HRA to notify clients of the option to reschedule such appointments in the written notice clients receive in the mail.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1350-2019 AVanessa L. Gibson Amended and Coupled on GOImplementation of a plan based on findings of the audit of department of social services/human resources administration job centers and SNAP centers.IntroductionThis bill would require the commissioner of social services to implement the plan to improve the client experience, as required under a local law in relation to auditing department of social services/human resources administration job centers and SNAP centers, as proposed in introduction 1382-A for the year 2019. The commissioner would be required to implement such plan by January 1, 2021. The Department of Social Services/Human Resources Administration (“DSS/HRA”) would be required to submit to the Council and post on its website an initial progress report detailing the efforts to improve the client experience. This report would be due March 1, 2021. DSS/HRA would be required to issue three subsequent progress reports over the next six years. These reports would be due on March 1, 2023, March 1, 2025, and March 1, 2027.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1359-2019 AStephen T. Levin Amended and Coupled on GORequiring the dept of social services/human resources administration to report on termination of public assistance and reopening.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Social Services/Human Resource Administration (“DSS/HRA”) to issue a report on instances in which public assistance cases were terminated and subsequently reopened. The first report would be due on November 15, 2019. The report would submitted to the Council and Public Advocate and published on the DSS/HRA website.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1382-2019 AHelen K. Rosenthal Amended and Coupled on GOAuditing dept of social services/human resources administration job centers and SNAP centers.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Social Services/Human Resources Administration (“DSS/HRA”) to conduct an audit analyzing operations, policies and procedures at job centers and SNAP centers, with the goal of increasing operational efficiency. DSS/HRA would be required to perform the audit in consultation with at least five organizations that work with job center and SNAP center visitors. The report would include recommendations made by such organizations and whether DSS/HRA will implement such recommendations. The bill would require the report of findings and recommendations from the audit to be submitted to the Council and posted on DSS/HRA’s website by March 1, 2020.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1389-2019 AThe Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) Amended and Coupled on GORequiring the dept of social services/human resources administration to report on termination of public assistance.IntroductionThis bill would require the department of social services/human resources administration (“DSS/HRA”) to issue a quarterly report on instances in which public assistance cases were terminated and instances in which applications for public assistance were denied. The first report would be due on November 15, 2019. The report would submitted to the Council and the Public Advocate and published on the DSS/HRA website.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1403-2019 AChaim M. Deutsch Amended and Coupled on GORequiring the dept of social services/human resources administration to report annually on comments, questions and complaints by clients.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Social Services/Human Resources Administration’s (“DSS/HRA”) Office of Constituent Services to submit monthly reports to the DSS/HRA Commissioner on the number of comments, questions and complaints received from clients. The number of comments, questions and complaints would be disaggregated by the 20 most frequent categories of inquiries. DSS/HRA would also be required to submit to the Council and post on the DSS/HRA website an annual report on comments, questions and complaints received.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING AND BUILDINGS      Not available
Int 0030-2018 AMargaret S. Chin Amended and Coupled on GORecovery of relocation expenses incurred by the department of housing preservation and development pursuant to a vacate order.IntroductionThis bill would establish that outstanding charges resulting from relocation expenses incurred by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development following the issuance of certain vacate orders constitute a tax lien on a property.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON LAND USE      Not available
LU 0477-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, 201-207 7th Avenue, Manhattan (C190253HAM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1033-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 477 - Landmarks, 201-207 7th Avenue, Manhattan (C190253HAM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0478-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, 201-207 7th Avenue, Manhattan (20195731HAM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1034-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 478 - Landmarks, 201-207 7th Avenue, Manhattan (20195731HAM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0479-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.Zoning, 273 Avenue U Rezoning, Brooklyn (C180164ZMK)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Rule 11.70(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0480-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.Zoning, 273 Avenue U Rezoning, Brooklyn (N180165ZRK)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Rule 11.70(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0500-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Franklin Guest House, Brooklyn (20195667 TCK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1035-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 500 - Zoning, Franklin Guest House, Brooklyn (20195667 TCK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0505-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, 306-Seat Pre-K Center, Queens (20185509 SCQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1036-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 505 - Landmarks, 306-Seat Pre-K Center, Queens (20185509 SCQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0506-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, East New York North NCP-UDAAP, Brooklyn (20190286(A) HAK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1037-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 506 - Landmarks, East New York North NCP-UDAAP, Brooklyn (20190286(A) HAK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY      Not available
Int 1349-2019 ADaniel Dromm  Amended and Coupled on GORequiring the PD to implement child sensitive arrest policies.IntroductionThis bill would require the Police Department to develop guidance for its officers on procedures to be followed when arresting a caregiver with a child present in order to minimize the trauma to child bystanders of arrests. It would also require the department to train its officers on the new procedures, and report on instances in which no alternate caregiver for the child can be identified.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
    12.GENERAL ORDERS CALENDAR      Video Video
Int 1281-2018 ARitchie J. Torres~coupledLaid OverProhibiting food stores and retail establishments from refusing to accept payment in cash.IntroductionThis bill prohibits food and retail establishments from refusing to accept cash from consumers. It also prohibits establishments from charging cash-paying consumers a higher price than cash-less consumers. The bill provides for penalties of not more than $1000 for a first violation, and of not more than $1500 for each succeeding violation. There are some modifications and exceptions in the bill: 1. Food and retail establishments do not have to accept bills in denominations of greater than $20; 2. Retail establishments that are membership-based such as gyms or workout studios that keep member credit cards on file do not have to accept cash, unless they offer walk-in services or day-passes to non-members; and 3. Transactions taking place completely online, by phone or mail are excluded. The bill gives rulemaking authority to the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs.Laid Over by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0466-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupled Zoning, 515 West 18th Street Garage, Manhattan (C 190213 ZSM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1038-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledCoupled on GOLU 466 - Zoning, 515 West 18th Street Garage, Manhattan (C 190213 ZSM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
T2018-1849 * ~coupledCoupled on GOCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
    ~coupledCOUPLED ON GENERAL ORDER CALENDAR      Not available
    ~coupledFINANCE      Not available
Res 1022-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~coupledPreconsidered - GOApproving the new designation and changes in the designation of certain organizations to receive funding in the Expense Budget.Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1029-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 501 - Olinville Manor, BronxResolution    Action details Not available
Res 1030-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 502 - Harlen House, ManhattanResolution    Action details Not available
Res 1031-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 503 - 340 South Third Street HDFC, BrooklynResolution    Action details Not available
Res 1032-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 504 - Langsam 4, BronxResolution    Action details Not available
    ~coupledGENERAL WELFARE      Not available
Int 1332-2019 ACorey D. Johnson~coupledA and GOOffice of constituent services.IntroductionThis bill would create an Office of Constituent Services at the Department of Social Services (“DSS”). The Office would establish a system for DSS to receive comments, questions and complaints from clients, conduct a review of all cases where public benefits have been or will be terminated, maintain policies to communicate with clients in a timely manner in response to inquiries, and develop strategies and recommendations regarding such client communication. DSS would be required to post the phone number and information about the Office of Constituent Services on its website.   Action details Not available
Int 1333-2019 AAdrienne E. Adams~coupledA and GOReporting on arrests, summonses, removals, escorts and use of force incidents occurring in department of social services/human resources administration job centers and SNAP centers.IntroductionThis bill would require the department of social services/human resources administration (“DSS/HRA”) to issue a quarterly report on arrests, summonses, removals, escorts, and use of force incidents that occur in a job center or SNAP center. This report would be submitted to the Council and published on the DSS/HRA website. The first report would be due on January 31, 2020.   Action details Not available
Int 1335-2019 AAlicka Ampry-Samuel ~coupledA and GOEstablishing a pilot program for the provision of social work services at department of social services/human resources administration job centers.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Social Services (“DSS”) to create a pilot program for the design, development, implementation and provision of social work services at one job center in each borough. The DSS Commissioner would be required to submit a report to the mayor and speaker of the Council with findings from the pilot program by July 15, 2020. DSS would be required to expand social work services to all job centers by January 1, 2021.   Action details Not available
Int 1336-2019 AAlicka Ampry-Samuel ~coupledA and GODe-escalation and trauma-informed training.IntroductionIn an effort to improve the client experience at job centers and SNAP centers, this bill requires the Department of Social Services (“DSS”) to conduct trainings on de-escalating conflict and trauma-informed care for all DSS employees and contractors providing security services in such centers. DSS would be required to report on the number of individuals who have received such training.   Action details Not available
Int 1337-2019 AAlicka Ampry-Samuel ~coupledA and GORequiring space for children at dept of social services/human resources administration job centers and SNAP centers.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Social Services (“DSS”) to designate a sanitary space with comfortable seating and age-appropriate and educational materials for children in job centers and SNAP centers. The bill would require DSS to create a poster containing information on the availability of such space and report to the Council and post on DSS’s website a list of locations where such spaces are available.   Action details Not available
Int 1347-2019 ALaurie A. Cumbo~coupledA and GORequiring the dept of social services/human resources administration to maintain systems in which clients may reschedule appointments over the phone.IntroductionThis bill would require the department of social services/human resources administration (“DSS/HRA”) to maintain systems in which clients can reschedule in-person appointments over the phone. This bill would also require DSS/HRA to notify clients of the option to reschedule such appointments in the written notice clients receive in the mail.   Action details Not available
Int 1350-2019 AVanessa L. Gibson~coupledA and GOImplementation of a plan based on findings of the audit of department of social services/human resources administration job centers and SNAP centers.IntroductionThis bill would require the commissioner of social services to implement the plan to improve the client experience, as required under a local law in relation to auditing department of social services/human resources administration job centers and SNAP centers, as proposed in introduction 1382-A for the year 2019. The commissioner would be required to implement such plan by January 1, 2021. The Department of Social Services/Human Resources Administration (“DSS/HRA”) would be required to submit to the Council and post on its website an initial progress report detailing the efforts to improve the client experience. This report would be due March 1, 2021. DSS/HRA would be required to issue three subsequent progress reports over the next six years. These reports would be due on March 1, 2023, March 1, 2025, and March 1, 2027.   Action details Not available
Int 1359-2019 AStephen T. Levin~coupledA and GORequiring the dept of social services/human resources administration to report on termination of public assistance and reopening.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Social Services/Human Resource Administration (“DSS/HRA”) to issue a report on instances in which public assistance cases were terminated and subsequently reopened. The first report would be due on November 15, 2019. The report would submitted to the Council and Public Advocate and published on the DSS/HRA website.   Action details Not available
Int 1382-2019 AHelen K. Rosenthal~coupledA and GOAuditing dept of social services/human resources administration job centers and SNAP centers.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Social Services/Human Resources Administration (“DSS/HRA”) to conduct an audit analyzing operations, policies and procedures at job centers and SNAP centers, with the goal of increasing operational efficiency. DSS/HRA would be required to perform the audit in consultation with at least five organizations that work with job center and SNAP center visitors. The report would include recommendations made by such organizations and whether DSS/HRA will implement such recommendations. The bill would require the report of findings and recommendations from the audit to be submitted to the Council and posted on DSS/HRA’s website by March 1, 2020.   Action details Not available
Int 1389-2019 AThe Public Advocate (Mr. Williams)~coupledA and GORequiring the dept of social services/human resources administration to report on termination of public assistance.IntroductionThis bill would require the department of social services/human resources administration (“DSS/HRA”) to issue a quarterly report on instances in which public assistance cases were terminated and instances in which applications for public assistance were denied. The first report would be due on November 15, 2019. The report would submitted to the Council and the Public Advocate and published on the DSS/HRA website.   Action details Not available
Int 1403-2019 AChaim M. Deutsch~coupledA and GORequiring the dept of social services/human resources administration to report annually on comments, questions and complaints by clients.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Social Services/Human Resources Administration’s (“DSS/HRA”) Office of Constituent Services to submit monthly reports to the DSS/HRA Commissioner on the number of comments, questions and complaints received from clients. The number of comments, questions and complaints would be disaggregated by the 20 most frequent categories of inquiries. DSS/HRA would also be required to submit to the Council and post on the DSS/HRA website an annual report on comments, questions and complaints received.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledHOUSING AND BUILDINGS      Not available
Int 0030-2018 AMargaret S. Chin~coupledA and GORecovery of relocation expenses incurred by the department of housing preservation and development pursuant to a vacate order.IntroductionThis bill would establish that outstanding charges resulting from relocation expenses incurred by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development following the issuance of certain vacate orders constitute a tax lien on a property.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledLAND USE      Not available
Res 1033-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 477 - Landmarks, 201-207 7th Avenue, Manhattan (C190253HAM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1034-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 478 - Landmarks, 201-207 7th Avenue, Manhattan (20195731HAM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1035-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 500 - Zoning, Franklin Guest House, Brooklyn (20195667 TCK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1036-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 505 - Landmarks, 306-Seat Pre-K Center, Queens (20185509 SCQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1037-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 506 - Landmarks, East New York North NCP-UDAAP, Brooklyn (20190286(A) HAK)Resolution    Action details Not available
    ~coupledPUBLIC SAFETY      Not available
Int 1349-2019 ADaniel Dromm ~coupledA and GORequiring the PD to implement child sensitive arrest policies.IntroductionThis bill would require the Police Department to develop guidance for its officers on procedures to be followed when arresting a caregiver with a child present in order to minimize the trauma to child bystanders of arrests. It would also require the department to train its officers on the new procedures, and report on instances in which no alternate caregiver for the child can be identified.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledGENERAL ORDER CALENDAR      Not available
Res 1038-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 466 - Zoning, 515 West 18th Street Garage, Manhattan (C 190213 ZSM)Resolution    Action details Not available
T2018-1849 * ~coupledGOCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds    Action details Not available
          Pass Not available
    13.INTRODUCTION & READING OF BILLS      Video Video
    14.DISCUSSION OF RESOLUTIONS      Video Video
    15.RESOLUTIONS      Video Video
Res 0721-2019 *Laurie A. Cumbo Adopted by the Committee on General WelfareSupplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0978-2019 *Farah N. Louis Adopted by the Committee on Women and Gender EquityViolence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
    16.GENERAL DISCUSSION      Video Video
    17.EXTENSION OF REMARKS      Video Video
     INTRODUCTION AND READING OF BILLS      Not available
Int 1650-2019 *Adrienne E. Adams~SPONSORGeneral WelfareProvision of information regarding the health bucks program and farmers markets.IntroductionThis bill would require the Human Resources Administration to provide information about the Health Bucks program and farmers markets to all individuals who receive or apply to receive supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1651-2019 *Adrienne E. Adams~SPONSORParks and RecreationParks and playgrounds that have failed inspections conducted by the department of parks and recreation.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Parks and Recreation to issue a report to the Mayor and Council that would identify parks and playgrounds under its jurisdiction that have routinely failed DPR inspections and submit a plan to the Council on how the issues at such parks and playgrounds will be corrected.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1652-2019 *Alicka Ampry-Samuel ~SPONSOREconomic DevelopmentEnsuring that community gardens are not classified as vacant land by the department of city planning.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of City Planning to categorize community gardens as open space in the Primary Land Use Tax Lot Output data set.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1653-2019 *Alicka Ampry-Samuel ~SPONSOREconomic DevelopmentRequiring the dept of parks and recreation to collect and report data regarding community gardens reporting and permitting the sale of agriculture within community gardens.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Parks and Recreation to collect data on community gardens and issue an annual report summarizing this data. Additionally, this bill would require the Department of Parks and Recreation to study the citywide ecological impacts of community gardens. This bill would also direct the agency to develop a system to permit community gardens to operate farmers markets within community gardens.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1654-2019 *Diana Ayala ~SPONSOREconomic DevelopmentNeighborhood awareness campaigns regarding farm-to-city projects.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to conduct neighborhood-specific public awareness and education campaigns regarding the City’s farm-to-city projects, which includes farmers’ markets, community supported agriculture, food boxes, and fresh pantries. The Department shall also post all relevant information to its website.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1655-2019 *Joseph C. Borelli~SPONSORCultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsRequiring reporting on art commission conflicts of interest.IntroductionThis bill would require members of the Public Design Commission to report additional information in their disclosures to the Conflicts of Interest Board, including information regarding former employers and whether they have recused themselves from reviewing matters related to the personal, professional and business relationships they have disclosed. After being screened by the Conflicts of Interest Board for privacy, safety and security concerns, information reported by members of the Public Design Commission would be posted on the Conflicts of Interest Board website.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1656-2019 *Joseph C. Borelli~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionRequiring the dept of environmental protection to report on green infrastructure.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Environmental Protection to report on the number and types of green infrastructure resources that are maintained and operated in each borough and council district.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1657-2019 *Justin L. Brannan~SPONSORConsumer Affairs and Business LicensingProhibiting street vending on certain streets in Dyker Heights in Brooklyn beginning on Thanksgiving Day until New Year’s Day.IntroductionThis bill prohibits street vending on certain streets in Dyker Heights beginning on Thanksgiving Day until New Year’s day. The prohibited streets are bounded on the east by 10th Avenue, on the south by 86th Street, on the west by 13th Avenue and on the north by 81st Street in the borough of Brooklyn.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1017-2019 *Justin L. Brannan~SPONSORTransportationMTA to make subways and buses fare free on major holidays.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1658-2019 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORResiliency and WaterfrontsCreation of a harbor restoration commission.IntroductionThis legislation would require the creation of a harbor restoration commission to partner with the appropriate federal and state agencies to support and encourage the restoration of New York harbor. The Commission would undertake activities to advance outreach to the public in planning restorations, flood control, storm water management and environmental stewardship. The commission would be designated to be notified of any spill of dumping in or around the New York Shoreline.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1018-2019 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORHealthMonitor and deter increases in prescription drug costs.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1019-2019 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORHigher EducationCUNY to submit a detailed annual report to the NYC Council and each borough president regarding the status of all prior Resolution-A funding provided to the CUNY campuses for capital projects and critical maintenance projects.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1020-2019 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORHigher EducationLegislation underwriting a Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund with $50 million annually in Excelsior Scholarship funds, targeted at low-income CUNY and SUNY students.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1021-2019 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsOpposing the proposed rule by the US Dept of Housing and Development to restrict the use of federally-assisted housing for immigrant families and urging the federal government not to move forward with its adoption.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1659-2019 *Margaret S. Chin~SPONSORGeneral WelfarePlan to identify and enroll seniors eligible for supplemental nutrition assistance benefits.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Social Services, working in collaboration with the Department for the Aging, to develop a plan to identify and enroll seniors who are eligible for supplement nutritional assistance benefits, but who are not yet enrolled to receive such benefits.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1660-2019 *Andrew Cohen~SPONSOREconomic DevelopmentCreating a good food purchasing program.IntroductionThis bill would create a good food purchasing program and advisory board. The advisory board would include the commissioners of agencies that execute food procurement contracts, seven members appointed by the Mayor and seven members appointed by the Speaker with knowledge of the good food purchasing program value categories. The advisory board would conduct baseline assessments of each agency’s food procurement processes, then develop and submit a five-year plan with one-year, three-year and five-year benchmarks. The advisory board would evaluate the contract bids that are submitted, and each agency may consider the board’s assessments. The advisory board would submit a progress report with recommendations to each agency, the Mayor and the Speaker, post the report on the website of the Mayor’s Office of Food Policy and hold a public hearing about its findings.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1661-2019 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsProvide construction workers with information pertaining to site safety training during site safety orientations and refreshers.IntroductionThis bill would require construction workers at certain construction sites to receive relevant information regarding site safety training during required site safety orientations.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1662-2019 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.~SPONSORWomen and Gender EquityTraining and inspections regarding lactation rooms.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to provide mandatory annual training to staff at locations required to make lactation rooms available, including protocols for providing access to the rooms and cleaning and maintaining them. In addition, the Department would be required to inspect the lactation rooms at least quarterly for cleanliness, safety and accessibility.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1022-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceApproving the new designation and changes in the designation of certain organizations to receive funding in the Expense Budget.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1663-2019 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.~SPONSOREconomic DevelopmentEstablishing an office of urban agriculture and an urban agriculture advisory board.IntroductionThis bill would establish an Office of Urban Agriculture and an Urban Agriculture Advisory Board. The Office of Urban Agriculture would conduct outreach, receive comments and respond to questions regarding urban agriculture, make recommendations about protecting and expanding urban agriculture, develop, in cooperation with other agencies and stakeholders, a comprehensive urban agriculture plan and make annual reports on progress made on such plan. The Urban Agriculture Advisory Board would consist of ten members and would advise and make recommendations regarding urban agriculture.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1664-2019 *Vanessa L. Gibson~SPONSOREconomic DevelopmentRequiring the office of food policy to formulate a 10-year food policy plan.IntroductionThis bill would require the Mayor’s Office of Food Policy (MOFP) to consult with relevant agencies, community based organizations, community leaders and food system stakeholders that focus on food policy, food equity, food justice and food insecurity. The plan would set goals to reduce hunger, improve nutrition, increase access to healthy food, reduce food waste, develop and improve food and farm economies, and increase urban agriculture and sustainability. The MOFP would also be required to submit to the Mayor, the Speaker of the Council, and post on its website a report assessing the city’s progress toward the identified goals. The assessment would be based on food metrics data gathered in accordance with section 3-120 of the administrative code.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1023-2019 *Vanessa L. Gibson~SPONSOREducationRequire comprehensive sexuality instruction for students in grades K-12 which addresses age and developmentally appropriate physical, mental, emotional and social dimensions of human sexuality and reflects the national sexuality education standards. (S.48Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1665-2019 *Mark Gjonaj ~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsAuthorizing the construction and regulation of licensed hostels.IntroductionThis bill would allow for the creation of hostels and would establish a licensing scheme and regulations for constructing and operating such hostels. Such licensing and regulation would be handled by a new Office for Licensed Hostels within the Department of Consumer Affairs.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1666-2019 *Ben Kallos~SPONSOREconomic DevelopmentEstablishment of an office of food policy.IntroductionThis bill would establish an Office of Food Policy. The office would be responsible for, among other things, developing and coordinating initiatives to promote access to healthy food in the city; increasing access to and utilization of food support programs; coordinating on the development of the annual food system metrics report with the office of long-term planning and sustainability; and working with the department of health and mental hygiene to update agency food standards.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1667-2019 *Stephen T. Levin~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsRequiring contractors and the department of buildings to make information regarding environmental monitoring of construction work publicly available.IntroductionThis bill would require contractors to report information on environmental monitoring of construction or demolition work to the Department of Buildings and the Department of Environmental Protection. Additionally, contractors would be required to post contact information at the site of construction or demolition work. This bill would also require the Department of Buildings to post the environmental monitoring information on its website.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1668-2019 *Mark Levine~SPONSORHealthEstablishing a health access program.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene or another agency or entity so designated by the Mayor to establish and maintain a health access program providing covered medical services and patient navigation at medical homes in each community district.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1024-2019 *Farah N. Louis~SPONSORGeneral WelfareCalling upon the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) to expand eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to public college students.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1025-2019 *Farah N. Louis~SPONSORGeneral WelfareOpt into the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Restaurant Meals Program to allow disabled, elderly and homeless SNAP recipients to use their benefits on hot meals and other prepared foods at participating grocery stores, delis and restauranResolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1669-2019 *I. Daneek Miller~SPONSORConsumer Affairs and Business LicensingRequiring that balloons made with electrically conductive material and filled with gas lighter than air be weighted and include warning labels.IntroductionThis bill would require that any retailer that sells balloons constructed using metallic materials to attach a label to each balloon with a warning about the dangers of metallic balloons colliding with power lines and the retailer’s identifying information. Retailers would also be required to attach weights to any balloon filled with gas lighter than air. Any retailer that violates this law would be subject to a civil penalty of at least $100 for each balloon sold or offered for sale in violation, with a maximum total daily penalty of $2,000.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1026-2019 *I. Daneek Miller~SPONSORGeneral WelfareOpposing the use of the Chained Consumer Price Index to revise the Official Poverty Measure and urging the Federal government not to move forward with its adoption.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1027-2019 *Francisco P. Moya~SPONSORCultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsRecognizing August 10 as Ecuadorian Heritage Day in NYC.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1670-2019 *The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams)~SPONSORYouth ServicesCreating a youth employment education program.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Youth and Community Development to provide an educational summer program to teach students essential employment skills and allow for shadowing of various city employees. The law would also require a grant of no less than $1,500 be provided to program participants.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1671-2019 *Donovan J. Richards~SPONSORPublic SafetyRequiring the police department to report on traffic encounters.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Police Department to issue a quarterly report on all traffic stops and vehicles stopped at roadblocks or checkpoints. The report would include the number of summonses issued and the number of arrests made pursuant to a traffic stop or roadblock or checkpoint. The first report would be due January 30, 2020.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1672-2019 *Donovan J. Richards~SPONSORTechnologyRequiring real property owners to submit registration statements regarding biometric recognition technology utilized on the premises.IntroductionThis bill would require real property owners to submit registration statements regarding biometric recognition technology utilized on the premises. The bill would also require the department of information technology to establish a database and provide an annual report to the mayor and the city council.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1673-2019 *Carlina Rivera ~SPONSOREconomic DevelopmentCity agency food waste prevention plans.IntroductionThis bill would require all city agencies with food procurement contracts to develop and implement a plan for reducing food waste. This bill would require each such agency to designate a coordinator to produce annual reports including information on the agency’s food waste prevention plan and measures taken to implement such plan.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1674-2019 *Carlina Rivera ~SPONSORHealthCreating an office of the patient advocate within the New York city department of health and mental hygiene.IntroductionThis bill would establish an Office of the Patient Advocate within the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The office would: establish a system to receive comments, questions and complaints regarding medical services and coverage; respond appropriately to each such question, comment and complaint; collect, track, and analyze data on the comments, questions and complaints received to learn more about problems in obtaining medical care; and make recommendations to address problems with accessing medical care and issues with the quality of medical care provided. The office would also be required to make annual reports which would include information about the comments, questions and complaints received, the office’s response to such comments, questions and complaints, larger medical trends and access to health care facilities.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1675-2019 *Deborah L. Rose~SPONSOREducationDistribution of information regarding summer meals.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education to mail information about summer meals to the home address of every student eligible for the federal free and reduced price lunch program.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1676-2019 *Helen K. Rosenthal~SPONSOREducationRequiring the DOE to report on implementing scratch-cooked school food service.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Department of Education to report to the council information regarding the Department’s efforts to implement scratch-cooked food service in schools and related nutrition and health programming.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1677-2019 *Helen K. Rosenthal~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsRequiring a report on dwellings that were preserved as a result of programs that combat tenant harassment.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), in conjunction with other involved City agencies to submit a report to the Council that describes the efforts by the Administration to preserve dwellings, including rent regulated dwellings, as a result of efforts made to curb tenant harassment.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1028-2019 *Ritchie J. Torres~SPONSORCivil and Human RightsAbolish the Financial Oversight and Management Board established by the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act to enhance the self-governance of Puerto Rico.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1678-2019 *Mark Treyger~SPONSORParks and RecreationRequiring the demarcation of boating and bathing areas at city beaches.IntroductionThis bill would require that at city beaches where both bathing and boating are permitted, the areas for each activity be conspicuously demarcated.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1679-2019 *Paul A. Vallone~SPONSORResiliency and WaterfrontsEvaluating shoreline protection structures throughout NYC.IntroductionThis bill would require the Mayor to appoint an agency to conduct a study of the shoreline and all shoreline protection structures in New York City. The agency will prepare recommendations for maintaining those shoreline protection structures that are functional, for replacing those that are deteriorating, and for adding them where they do not exist, including where the City may use living shoreline techniques. The agency will submit the report to the Mayor and Council and make its recommendations publicly available by posting the report on its website.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1680-2019 *Paul A. Vallone~SPONSOREconomic DevelopmentReporting requirements regarding the production, processing, distribution and consumption of food in the city required by Local Law 52 of 2011.IntroductionThis bill would require the Office of Long-Term Planning and sustainability to expand its annual Food System Metrics Report to include additional information regarding: (1) the changing patterns of the retail availability of food; (2) the number of people eligible for public food programs but not enrolled; (3) the number of retailers who accept SNAP or other public benefits; (4) the density of fast-food establishments; (5) the number and percent of sub-populations experiencing food insecurity; and (6) the metrics charting progress towards reducing inequities in the distribution of food and diet-related diseases. OLTPS would also need to consider other sources of citywide data in developing the annual Food System Metrics Report.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1681-2019 *James G. Van Bramer~SPONSOREducationSchool food waste prevention plans.IntroductionThis bill would require the Chancellor of the Department of Education (DOE) to work with school sustainability coordinators to develop a plan for reducing food waste. This plan would be submitted to the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) for recommendations, as well as the Speaker of the Council. The bill would require DOE to submit an annual report with information on DOE’s actions to implement its food waste prevention plan and the Chancellor’s updates to such plan.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0501-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceOlinville Manor, BronxLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0502-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceHarlen House, ManhattanLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0503-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORPreconsidered - Finance340 South Third Street HDFC, BrooklynLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0504-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceLangsam 4, BronxLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0505-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Landmarks, Public Siting, and Maritime UsesLandmarks, 306-Seat Pre-K Center, Queens (20185509 SCQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0505-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, 306-Seat Pre-K Center, Queens (20185509 SCQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0506-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Landmarks, Public Siting, and Maritime UsesLandmarks, East New York North NCP-UDAAP, Brooklyn (20190286(A) HAK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0506-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, East New York North NCP-UDAAP, Brooklyn (20190286(A) HAK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0507-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, Sabor Latino, Queens (20195689 TCQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0507-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Sabor Latino, Queens (20195689 TCQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0508-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, Kew Gardens Hills Rezoning, Queens (C 190299 ZMQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0508-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Kew Gardens Hills Rezoning, Queens (C 190299 ZMQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0509-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, Kew Gardens Hills Rezoning, Queens (N 190301 ZRQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0509-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Kew Gardens Hills Rezoning, Queens (N 190301 ZRQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available