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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/24/2015 1:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, Hearing Transcript of the Stated Meeting, Minutes of the Stated Meeting
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    1.       Roll call Not available
    2.Delivered by: Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik, Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills, N.Y. 11375. Motion to spread the invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Koslowitz.      Not available
    3.Motion that the Minutes of the Stated Meeting of October 29, 2015 be adopted as printed by Council Member Mendez.      Not available
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M 0350-2015 *  Received, Ordered, Printed and FiledSubmitting the Certification of Election of Barry S. Grodenchik, as the new Council Member of the 23rd Councilmanic District, Queens County.Communication Rcvd, Ord, Prnt, Fld by Council  Action details Not available
M 0351-2015 *  Received, Ordered, Printed and FiledSubmitting the Certification of Election of Joseph C. Borelli, as the new Council Member of the 51st Councilmanic District, Staten Island County.Communication Rcvd, Ord, Prnt, Fld by Council  Action details Not available
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M 0352-2015 *Antonio Reynoso  Planning, two City-owned properties located at Block 3186, Lot 144, and Block 3438, Lot 63, Brooklyn (C 150339 PPK)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by Council  Action details Not available
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Int 0956-2015 ADaniel R. Garodnick Amended and Coupled on GOExtending the biotechnology credit against the unincorporated business tax and the general corporation tax.IntroductionThis bill would extend the biotechnology tax credit against the unincorporated business tax and the general corporation tax through December 31, 2018.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0982-2015 AJulissa Ferreras-Copeland Amended and Coupled on GOExtending the rate of the additional tax on the occupancy of hotel rooms.IntroductionThe current rate of the additional tax on the occupancy of hotel rooms is five and seven-eighths percent. Under existing law, on December 1, 2015, this rate will change to five percent. This bill would extend the current rate of five and seven-eighths percent through November 30, 2019. Beginning on December 1, 2019, the rate would change to five percent.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0911-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Preconsidered - Coupled on GOMetrotech Area BIDResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0912-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland 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 0304-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland  Jamaica Crossing 147-18 Archer Avenue, QueensLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0916-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 304 - Jamaica Crossing 147-18 Archer Avenue, QueensResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0305-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland  Jamaica Crossing 148-02 Archer Avenue, QueensLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0917-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 305 - Jamaica Crossing 148-02 Archer Avenue, QueensResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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M 0347-2015 *   Janet Alvarez, New York City Tax CommissionMayor's Message Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0918-2015 *Brad S. Lander Coupled on GOM 347 - Janet Alvarez, New York City Tax CommissionResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0890-2015 AFernando Cabrera  Amended and Coupled on GORetention of data on the open data portal.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications (DoITT) to preserve row data that is subject to permanent removal or replacement. It would also require DoITT to create guidelines on the dividing of large data sets into smaller data sets, when archival, technical or practical concerns require such division.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0898-2015 AVincent J. Gentile Amended and Coupled on GORequiring a data dictionary for every data set on the open data portal.IntroductionThis bill would require every data set on the open data portal to be accompanied by a plain language data dictionary. This data dictionary would include descriptions of each column header in the data set, as well as contextual information to aid users in understanding the data being presented. The data dictionary for each data set shall be accessible directly from the portal.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0900-2015 ABen Kallos Amended and Coupled on GOStandardization of address and geospatial information on the open data portal.IntroductionThis bill would require that every public data set containing address information will present that information in the same format, along with geospatial reference data, such as latitude and longitude. It would also require the convening of a working group to develop that format standard.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0914-2015 ARitchie J. Torres Amended and Coupled on GOEstablishing response timelines for public requests on the open data portal.IntroductionThis bill would require that all requests for the inclusion of a data set on the open data portal shall receive an initial response from the Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications within two weeks, and a final determination from the relevant agency within two months. It would also require that any requests for the inclusion of a data set that were already posted to the open data portal before the enactment date of the bill be treated as if they had been received on the day of enactment.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0915-2015 AJames Vacca Amended and Coupled on GOTimely updating of certain public data sets on the open data portal.IntroductionThis bill would require that any public data set that is made available on both the open data portal and through a city or agency website should be updated on the open data portal so as to keep it current with the other publicly available copy of the data.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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T2014-0002 * ~coupledCoupled on GOCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0956-2015 ADaniel R. Garodnick~coupledA and GOExtending the biotechnology credit against the unincorporated business tax and the general corporation tax.IntroductionThis bill would extend the biotechnology tax credit against the unincorporated business tax and the general corporation tax through December 31, 2018.   Action details Not available
Int 0982-2015 AJulissa Ferreras-Copeland~coupledA and GOExtending the rate of the additional tax on the occupancy of hotel rooms.IntroductionThe current rate of the additional tax on the occupancy of hotel rooms is five and seven-eighths percent. Under existing law, on December 1, 2015, this rate will change to five percent. This bill would extend the current rate of five and seven-eighths percent through November 30, 2019. Beginning on December 1, 2019, the rate would change to five percent.   Action details Not available
Res 0911-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~coupledPreconsidered - GOMetrotech Area BIDResolution    Action details Not available
Res 0912-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~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 0916-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 304 - Jamaica Crossing 147-18 Archer Avenue, QueensResolution    Action details Not available
Res 0917-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 305 - Jamaica Crossing 148-02 Archer Avenue, QueensResolution    Action details Not available
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Res 0918-2015 *Brad S. Lander~coupledGOM 347 - Janet Alvarez, New York City Tax CommissionResolution    Action details Not available
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Int 0890-2015 AFernando Cabrera ~coupledA and GORetention of data on the open data portal.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications (DoITT) to preserve row data that is subject to permanent removal or replacement. It would also require DoITT to create guidelines on the dividing of large data sets into smaller data sets, when archival, technical or practical concerns require such division.   Action details Not available
Int 0898-2015 AVincent J. Gentile~coupledA and GORequiring a data dictionary for every data set on the open data portal.IntroductionThis bill would require every data set on the open data portal to be accompanied by a plain language data dictionary. This data dictionary would include descriptions of each column header in the data set, as well as contextual information to aid users in understanding the data being presented. The data dictionary for each data set shall be accessible directly from the portal.   Action details Not available
Int 0900-2015 ABen Kallos~coupledA and GOStandardization of address and geospatial information on the open data portal.IntroductionThis bill would require that every public data set containing address information will present that information in the same format, along with geospatial reference data, such as latitude and longitude. It would also require the convening of a working group to develop that format standard.   Action details Not available
Int 0914-2015 ARitchie J. Torres~coupledA and GOEstablishing response timelines for public requests on the open data portal.IntroductionThis bill would require that all requests for the inclusion of a data set on the open data portal shall receive an initial response from the Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications within two weeks, and a final determination from the relevant agency within two months. It would also require that any requests for the inclusion of a data set that were already posted to the open data portal before the enactment date of the bill be treated as if they had been received on the day of enactment.   Action details Not available
Int 0915-2015 AJames Vacca~coupledA and GOTimely updating of certain public data sets on the open data portal.IntroductionThis bill would require that any public data set that is made available on both the open data portal and through a city or agency website should be updated on the open data portal so as to keep it current with the other publicly available copy of the data.   Action details Not available
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T2014-0002 * ~coupledGOCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds    Action details Not available
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Res 0908-2015 *Inez D. Barron~SPONSORPublic SafetyProsecution of cases involving civilian deaths and injuries by law enforcement officers. (A.8364-A)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0909-2015 *Margaret S. Chin~SPONSORRecovery and ResiliencyDept of Housing and Urban Development to support NYC's application for National Disaster Resilience Competition funding.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1004-2015 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Civil Service and LaborRequiring successor employers of buildings to retain eligible employees for a transition employment period.IntroductionThis bill would amend a law from 2002, the Displaced Building Services Worker Protection Act, that provides for a transition period of 90-days when a building is sold, during which employees are retained, evaluated and if found satisfactory, offered continued employment. The amendments in this local law would add some titles to the types of employees covered (including security officers and fire safety director), change the definition of employer to include tenants and amends the law to include insourcing and amends the remedies available if there is a dispute, including adding liquidated damages and reinstatement.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1005-2015 *Elizabeth S. Crowley~SPONSORContractsRequiring agency minority and women-owned business enterprise utilization plans to be published online.IntroductionCurrently, each agency that made more than $5 million in procurements in the previous fiscal year is required to submit a utilization plan for the following fiscal year to the Department of Small Business Services (SBS). The utilization plan details the M/WBE participation goals set by the contracting agency. Upon approval from SBS, the agency must then submit a copy of the utilization plan to the Speaker of the Council. This bill would require that these plans are also posted online for public access.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1006-2015 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.~SPONSORConsumer AffairsRepealing licensure of operators of motion-picture projecting machines.IntroductionThis bill would eliminate the requirement that a person must first secure a license from DCA before operating a motion picture projection machine.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0910-2015 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.~SPONSORSanitation and Solid Waste ManagementAmending the Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1007-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORFinanceMetrotech Area BIDIntroductionThis bill would authorize the Metrotech Area Business Improvement District (“BID”) to increase the amount it expends annually, extend its boundaries, and change the method of assessment upon which the district charge is based as set forth in the BID’s amended district plan.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0911-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceMetrotech Area BIDResolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0912-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~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 1008-2015 *Mark Levine~SPONSORTechnologyUse of near field communication technology for payments to the city.IntroductionThis bill would require that contactless transaction technology be installed, or available, wherever in-person credit card payments to the city are currently made.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1009-2015 *The Public Advocate (Ms. James)~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsAn online portfolio report of registered property owners.IntroductionThis bill would require the department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) to create an interface to report an owner’s information, including the address of each registered property owned by such owner, the number of outstanding violations for each property, the number of harassment findings on record with the department for that owner, and the number and types of departmental orders pending on each property. The department may provide the aggregate data used to create such website to the Public Advocate.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1010-2015 *Antonio Reynoso~SPONSOREducationRequiring the dept of education to report on funding for after school athletics.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education to provide a report on after school athletic funding to the Council and post the same report on their website. The report would include data with respect to funding for coaches, referees, athletic directors, equipment, uniforms, and transportation. The bill would also require reporting on student demographic information, athletic teams requests, and athletic facilities used for after school athletics.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0913-2015 *Antonio Reynoso~SPONSOREducationDOE to ensure that all students have equitable access to after-school athletic activities and associated funding.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0914-2015 *Antonio Reynoso~SPONSORTransportationAllow bicycles to treat stop signs and red lights as yield signs.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1011-2015 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez~SPONSORPreconsidered - Civil Service and Labor90-day transition period for displaced food service workers.IntroductionThis bill would require a 90-day retention period for food service workers when an owner or operator terminates a food service contract for a corporate cafeteria, arena, cultural institution, etc. The new food service contractor would be required to evaluate such workers after the retention period and, if deemed satisfactory, shall retain such workers. The bill does not apply to restaurants.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0915-2015 *Jumaane D. Williams~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsProvide a property tax abatement to owners of small buildings who rent apartments to eligible low- and moderate-income tenants at below market rate.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0304-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceJamaica Crossing 147-18 Archer Avenue, QueensLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0305-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceJamaica Crossing 148-02 Archer Avenue, QueensLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0306-2015 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORPlanning, Disposition and ConcessionsPlanning, 304-306 East 8th Street, Manhattan (20165223 HAM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0306-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, 304-306 East 8th Street, Manhattan (20165223 HAM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0307-2015 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORPlanning, Disposition and ConcessionsPlanning, DISPOSITION OF CITY-OWNED PROPERTY, Brooklyn (C 150339 PPK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0307-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, DISPOSITION OF CITY-OWNED PROPERTY, Brooklyn (C 150339 PPK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available