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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 12/7/2015 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, Standing Committees of the Council, Hearing Transcript of the Stated Meeting, Minutes of the Stated Meeting
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    1.       Roll call Video Video
    2.Delivered by: Rev. Babara Y. Williams-Harris, Pastor, Onward Ministries, Inc. 385 Broadway, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11211. Motion to spread the invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Reynoso.      Video Video
    3.Motion that the Minutes of the Stated Meeting of November 10, 2015 be adopted as printed by Council Member Miller.      Video Video
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M 0353-2015 *  Received, Ordered, Printed and FiledDesignation of Joseph C. Borelli as Minority Whip of the Council of the City of New York, effective 12/7/15.Communication Rcvd, Ord, Prnt, Fld by Council  Action details Not available
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Int 0128-2014 *Fernando Cabrera  Coupled on GOCommunity planning boards receive an annual report submitted to the mayor with regard to projected and actual jobs created and retained in connection with projects undertaken by a certain contracted entity.IntroductionThis bill would require the entity that administers economic development benefits on the City’s behalf – currently the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) – to submit annual job creation reports to community planning boards in addition to the other city entities that already receive such reports.Approved by Council  Action details Not available
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Int 0609-2015 ACosta G. Constantinides Amended and Coupled on GOGeothermal systemsIntroductionThe proposed legislation requires an identification of the geothermal types of systems and the buildings suitable to be served by geothermal energy as well as the adoption of rules and registration requirement for persons who design and install geothermal systems. Finally the bill requires the Department to undertake a study of the waterfront properties suitable for the installation of geothermal systems in marine surface waters.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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LU 0308-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland  Gottsegan House, Block 1347, Lot 52; ManhattanLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0924-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 308 - Gottsegan House, Block 1347, Lot 52; ManhattanResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0309-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland  The Mascot Flats, Block 375, Lot 30; ManhattanLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0925-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 309 - The Mascot Flats, Block 375, Lot 30; ManhattanResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0065-2014 ADavid G. Greenfield Amended and Coupled on GOA program to reimburse nonpublic schools for the cost of security guard services.IntroductionThis bill would require NYPD to assign school safety agents to public and nonpublic schools.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Res 0926-2015 *Brad S. Lander Preconsidered - Coupled on GOApproving Membership Changes to Certain Standing Committees and an Allowance for an Officer of the Council.Resolution 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 0128-2014 *Fernando Cabrera ~coupledGOCommunity planning boards receive an annual report submitted to the mayor with regard to projected and actual jobs created and retained in connection with projects undertaken by a certain contracted entity.IntroductionThis bill would require the entity that administers economic development benefits on the City’s behalf – currently the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) – to submit annual job creation reports to community planning boards in addition to the other city entities that already receive such reports.   Action details Not available
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Int 0609-2015 ACosta G. Constantinides~coupledA and GOGeothermal systemsIntroductionThe proposed legislation requires an identification of the geothermal types of systems and the buildings suitable to be served by geothermal energy as well as the adoption of rules and registration requirement for persons who design and install geothermal systems. Finally the bill requires the Department to undertake a study of the waterfront properties suitable for the installation of geothermal systems in marine surface waters.   Action details Not available
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Res 0924-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 308 - Gottsegan House, Block 1347, Lot 52; ManhattanResolution    Action details Not available
Res 0925-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 309 - The Mascot Flats, Block 375, Lot 30; ManhattanResolution    Action details Not available
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Int 0065-2014 ADavid G. Greenfield~coupledA and GOA program to reimburse nonpublic schools for the cost of security guard services.IntroductionThis bill would require NYPD to assign school safety agents to public and nonpublic schools.   Action details Not available
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Res 0926-2015 *Brad S. Lander~coupledPreconsidered - GOApproving Membership Changes to Certain Standing Committees and an Allowance for an Officer of the Council.Resolution    Action details Not available
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T2014-0002 * ~coupledGOCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds    Action details Not available
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Int 1012-2015 *Melissa Mark-Viverito~SPONSORCivil RightsMaking improvements to clarify and strengthen the human rights law.IntroductionThis bill would amend the New York City Human Rights Law (HRL) to improve its organizational structure and enhance its clarity. The bill would make technical amendments necessary for restructuring and modernizing the language in the HRL, as well as changes clarifying the scope of the law’s protections for victims of domestic violence, sex offenses and stalking. The bill would move certain definitions into and out of section 8-102 of the Code and would apply a uniform style to the definitions section. The bill would also amend the Charter provisions setting forth the Human Rights Commission’s powers: consolidating duplicative provisions and repealing them from the Code, clarifying existing enforcement authority and amending the annual report due date. Additionally, the bill would move Chapters 8-11 of Title 8 to more subject-matter appropriate titles. Finally, the bill would update cross-references in other provisions of the Code to reflect the structural amendments to Title 8.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0919-2015 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORCultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsProclaiming the month of November as Hip-Hop Month in NYC.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0920-2015 *Margaret S. Chin~SPONSORWomen's IssuesSupport a woman’s right to abortion and to oppose sex-selective abortion bans that perpetuate racial stereotypes and undermine access to care.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0921-2015 *Andrew Cohen~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionPreservation of the Palisades. (S.2052/A.3183)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0922-2015 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORTransportationProhibit advertisements for alcoholic beverages on subways, buses, and other NYC Transit property.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1013-2015 *Corey D. Johnson~SPONSORFire and Criminal Justice ServicesDischarge planning for inmates in city correctional facilities.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Correction (“DOC”) to provide or contract to provide discharge planning services to all inmates who serve a sentence of more than 30 days in a DOC facility, except for those inmates who are released to a hospital or the custody of another governmental entity.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1014-2015 *Corey D. Johnson~SPONSORFire and Criminal Justice ServicesRequiring the DOC to post on its website an annual report regarding mentally ill inmates and recidivism, and to repeal section 3 of LL# 54 for the year 2004, relating to the date such local law is repealed.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Correction (“DOC”) to issue a yearly report regarding the number and rate of inmates discharged to the community with mental health issues, and the number and rate at which these individuals are re-admitted to DOC custody within a year of their discharge. The bill also repeals a section of a local law passed in 2004 relating to discharge planning and applications for government benefits. This section permitted this law to be repealed at the DOC’s request if the Council did not renew the law within 1 year of such request.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1015-2015 *Ben Kallos~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsEstablishing a housing portal.IntroductionThis bill would create an affordable housing internet portal. It provides requirements for both the portal itself and for units that would be listed on the portal.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1016-2015 *Brad S. Lander~SPONSORCivil RightsClarifying the protections for part-time, temporary, leased and seasonal workers and independent contractors under the human rights law.IntroductionThis bill would clarify which workers are protected by the City Human Rights Law. It would repeal the provision that provides that interns should be protected just as employees are protected, and instead defines the term employee to include, among others, interns. The bill would also clarify which independent contractors are protected by the Human Rights Law, and how to determine whether an employer has four or more employees (which triggers some of the obligations of the City Human Rights Law). Finally, this bill would make explicit that part-time, temporary, leased and seasonal workers are covered by the City Human Rights Law.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1017-2015 *Brad S. Lander~SPONSORConsumer AffairsEstablishing protections for freelance workers.IntroductionThis bill would establish and enhance protections for freelance workers. Specifically: the right to written contract, the right to be paid timely and in full and the right to be free of retaliation. The bill would create penalties for violations of these rights, including statutory damages, double damages, injunctive relief and attorney’s fees. Individual cause of action would be adjudicated in state court. Where there is evidence of a pattern or practice of violations, the Corporation Counsel may bring civil action to recover, on behalf of the City, civil penalty of not more than $25,000. This bill would also require the Office of Labor Standards (OLS) to receive complaints, create a navigation program, and to gather data and report on the effectiveness of the law.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1018-2015 *Mark Levine~SPONSORPublic SafetyBulletproof vests used by the NYPD.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Police Department to use only those bulletproof vests that meet certain safety requirements related to their warranty, history of use, and fit. Such vests would also be required to meet standards for bullet resistance developed by the National Institute of Justice.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1019-2015 *Helen K. Rosenthal~SPONSORContractsAmending reporting requirements related to M/WBE participation.IntroductionCurrently, agencies are required to report information on the number and total dollar amount of contracts awarded (by status as minority-owned business enterprise (MBE), women-owned business enterprise (EBE), emerging business enterprise (EBE), and non-certified firm) only for those contracts where the agency set participation goals. This bill would remove this limitation and instead provide this information for all agency contracts. Additionally, the bill would amend the contractual value ranges for which information is reported by clarifying that the number and total value of contracts must be reported by: those contracts at or below the micro-purchase limit, between the micro-purchase limit and the small purchase limit, and between the small purchase limit and $1 million (in addition to the already existing ranges of $1-5 million, $5-20 million, and above $25 million). Finally, the bill would require that the data providing a basis for the M/WBE report be made available to the Council electronically in an extractable format.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1020-2015 *Helen K. Rosenthal~SPONSORContractsAmending reporting requirements and agency goals related to participation of minority and women owned business enterprises in procurements.IntroductionUnder local law, prior to soliciting bids or proposals for contracts valued at over ten million dollars (other than contracts for capital projects valued at over twenty-five million dollars and certain contracts that are otherwise exempt), agencies must submit the bid or proposal to the city’s chief procurement officer for a determination whether it is practicable to divide the proposed contract into smaller contracts and whether doing so would enhance competition for such contracts among minority-owned business enterprises (MBEs), women-owned business enterprises (WBEs) and emerging business enterprises (EBEs), and other potential bidders or proposers. Currently, SBS and MOCS submit within their annual M/WBE report a list of all solicitations sent to the city chief procurement officer for review, and a summary of the determination made whether to divide the proposed contract. This bill would require more detailed information about how this determination was made. Additionally, the bill would change the dates by which each agency must submit their M/WBE utilization plan (from April 1 to July 31), anticipated contracting schedule (from July 31 to June 30), and performance improvement plan (in cases where the agency failed to achieve its utilization goals) (from October 1 to January 31). Finally, the bill would remove dollar limitations on the purchases of goods for which agencies have to submit an MWBE utilization plan.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1021-2015 *Helen K. Rosenthal~SPONSORContractsRequiring a minority and women-owned business enterprise consultant for city projects with budgets in excess of ten million dollars.IntroductionThis bill would require that City contractors hire an independent MWBE consultant for every contract over ten million dollars as a way to enhance city procurement opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1022-2015 *Helen K. Rosenthal~SPONSORContractsEstablishing auditing requirements for minority and women-owned business enterprise procurement.IntroductionThis bill would make it a requirement that the Comptroller to conduct annual audits focused solely on MWBE procurement. This bill would also allow the Comptroller to appoint someone in his office to oversee and execute such audit.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0923-2015 *Helen K. Rosenthal~SPONSORContractsAdopting the rule amendment of the Procurement Policy Board to raise the micropurchase limit for the procurement and award of construction contracts to $35,000.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1023-2015 *James G. Van Bramer~SPONSORSanitation and Solid Waste ManagementRemoval of snow and ice from bicycle paths and greenways.IntroductionThis bill would require that the commissioner of the office of emergency management include in the department’s annual snow preparedness and response report a list of bicycle paths and greenways and a plan for the removal of snow and ice from such bicycle paths and greenways.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0308-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceGottsegan House, Block 1347, Lot 52; ManhattanLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0309-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceThe Mascot Flats, Block 375, Lot 30; ManhattanLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available