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Meeting Name: Committee on Veterans Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/10/2015 1:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: 250 Broadway - Committee Rm, 16th Fl.
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: Attachments - Int. No. 600, Attachments - Int. No. 611, Attachments - Int. No. 619
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Int 0600-2014 *Paul A. Vallone  Transparency regarding veterans served by agencies.IntroductionAmong the services veterans are eligible to receive in New York City, include those provided by the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), the Human Resources Administration (HRA), the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). This bill would require the Mayor’s Office of Operations to, on an annual basis, and not later than January 30 of each year, report to the Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA), the Veterans Advisory Board, and the Council on the number of veterans receiving certain city services in the prior year, to the extent practicable. This includes: 1) the total number of veterans residing in Mitchell-Lama housing; 2) the total number of applications received by HPD for Mitchell-Lama Housing from housing containing at least one veteran; 3) the total number of vending licenses provided by DCA to veterans; 4) the total number of veterans who submitted an application to DCA for a vending license; 5) the total number of veterans residing in NYCHA housing utilizing a HUD-VASH voucher; and 6) the total number of veterans receiving services through HRA-operated job centers in the prior year, disaggregated by the number receiving one-shot assistance grants, cash assistance, and supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits. The bill also allows such data to be made part of the Mayor’s Management Report.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0600-2014 *Paul A. Vallone  Transparency regarding veterans served by agencies.IntroductionAmong the services veterans are eligible to receive in New York City, include those provided by the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), the Human Resources Administration (HRA), the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). This bill would require the Mayor’s Office of Operations to, on an annual basis, and not later than January 30 of each year, report to the Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA), the Veterans Advisory Board, and the Council on the number of veterans receiving certain city services in the prior year, to the extent practicable. This includes: 1) the total number of veterans residing in Mitchell-Lama housing; 2) the total number of applications received by HPD for Mitchell-Lama Housing from housing containing at least one veteran; 3) the total number of vending licenses provided by DCA to veterans; 4) the total number of veterans who submitted an application to DCA for a vending license; 5) the total number of veterans residing in NYCHA housing utilizing a HUD-VASH voucher; and 6) the total number of veterans receiving services through HRA-operated job centers in the prior year, disaggregated by the number receiving one-shot assistance grants, cash assistance, and supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits. The bill also allows such data to be made part of the Mayor’s Management Report.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0611-2015 *Mathieu Eugene  Membership of the veterans advisory board.IntroductionEstablished in the New York City Charter is a Veterans Advisory Board (the “Board”), which is tasked with advising the director of the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA) on all matters concerning veterans, as well as to meet quarterly and report on its activities on or before December 31 of each year. Currently, the Board consists of nine members, all of whom must be veterans. Five of the members are appointed by the Mayor, and four are appointed by the Speaker of the City Council. Members serve for three year terms. The Mayor and the Speaker are required to considered service in conflicts when making their appointments. This bill would expand the Veterans Advisory Board to eleven members, allowing the Mayor to appoint six members and the Speaker of the City Council to appoint five members. Additionally, the bill would require that MOVA ensure each member of the Board receive a city email address upon appointment. Such email address is to be made available to the public on the MOVA website within 30 days of the appointment.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0611-2015 *Mathieu Eugene  Membership of the veterans advisory board.IntroductionEstablished in the New York City Charter is a Veterans Advisory Board (the “Board”), which is tasked with advising the director of the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA) on all matters concerning veterans, as well as to meet quarterly and report on its activities on or before December 31 of each year. Currently, the Board consists of nine members, all of whom must be veterans. Five of the members are appointed by the Mayor, and four are appointed by the Speaker of the City Council. Members serve for three year terms. The Mayor and the Speaker are required to considered service in conflicts when making their appointments. This bill would expand the Veterans Advisory Board to eleven members, allowing the Mayor to appoint six members and the Speaker of the City Council to appoint five members. Additionally, the bill would require that MOVA ensure each member of the Board receive a city email address upon appointment. Such email address is to be made available to the public on the MOVA website within 30 days of the appointment.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0619-2015 *Eric A. Ulrich  Meetings of the veterans advisory board.IntroductionEstablished in the New York City Charter is a Veterans Advisory Board (the “Board”), which is tasked with advising the director of the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA) on all matters concerning veterans, as well as to meet quarterly and report on its activities on or before December 31 of each year. Currently, the Board consists of nine members, all of whom must be veterans. Five of the members are appointed by the Mayor, and four are appointed by the Speaker of the City Council. Members serve for three year terms. The Mayor and the Speaker are required to considered service in conflicts when making their appointments. This bill would require the Board to meet a minimum of five times per year and to hold at least one meeting in each borough. The Board would be required to provide public notice of the meeting in compliance with New York State’s Public Officers Law. MOVA would be required to: 1) make all meetings of the Board open to the public; 2) post a notice on the office’s website of the date, time, and location of each meeting at least one week prior to the meeting; 3) maintain and update contact information for veterans organizations located within the city, and notify all of these organizations by regular or electronic mail of each Board meeting; and 4) record and broadcast all meetings on the internet.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0619-2015 *Eric A. Ulrich  Meetings of the veterans advisory board.IntroductionEstablished in the New York City Charter is a Veterans Advisory Board (the “Board”), which is tasked with advising the director of the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA) on all matters concerning veterans, as well as to meet quarterly and report on its activities on or before December 31 of each year. Currently, the Board consists of nine members, all of whom must be veterans. Five of the members are appointed by the Mayor, and four are appointed by the Speaker of the City Council. Members serve for three year terms. The Mayor and the Speaker are required to considered service in conflicts when making their appointments. This bill would require the Board to meet a minimum of five times per year and to hold at least one meeting in each borough. The Board would be required to provide public notice of the meeting in compliance with New York State’s Public Officers Law. MOVA would be required to: 1) make all meetings of the Board open to the public; 2) post a notice on the office’s website of the date, time, and location of each meeting at least one week prior to the meeting; 3) maintain and update contact information for veterans organizations located within the city, and notify all of these organizations by regular or electronic mail of each Board meeting; and 4) record and broadcast all meetings on the internet.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available