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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/14/2019 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: Reverend Patrick Young, serves as the spiritual leader of the First Baptist Church located at 100-10 Astoria Boulevard, East Elmhurst, New York 11369. Motion to spread the Invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Moya.      Video Video
    3.ADOPTION OF MINUTES - None      Video Video
    4.MESSAGES & PAPERS FROM THE MAYOR - None      Not available
    5.COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY, COUNTY & BOROUGH OFFICES - None      Not available
    6.PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS - None      Not available
    7.LAND USE CALL-UPS -      Video Video
M 0194-2019 *Chaim M. Deutsch  Zoning, Sur La Baie, Brooklyn (20195733 TCK)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 CIVIL SERVICE AND LABOR      Not available
Int 1321-2019 CRafael L. Espinal, Jr. Amended and Coupled on GOExpanding the prevailing wage law for building service employees at city development projects.IntroductionLocal Law 27 of 2012 (the “Prevailing Wage Law”) requires payment of prevailing wages to building service employees in buildings where a private developer receives at least $1,000,000 in discretionary financial assistance from the City or a City economic development entity for a City development project. The proposed bill would cover additional developers and projects by removing the current exemption in the Prevailing Wage Law for affordable housing projects and not-for-profit developers of residential projects. Accordingly, building service workers in most residential projects receiving financial assistance of at least $1,000,000 for new construction or preservation would be required to be paid the prevailing wage. The bill exempts smaller residential projects with fewer than 120 units, certain supportive housing projects, deeply affordable preservation projects and NYCHA projects financed through the federal Rental Assistance Demonstration program.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION      Not available
Int 1547-2019 ABrad S. Lander Amended and Coupled on GOExpanding reports on demographic data in NYC public schools.IntroductionThis bill would require DOE to expand its current student demographic data reporting to the grade level to provide more granular data. The bill also requires DOE to report on a side-by-side comparison of the racial and ethnic demographics of each school or special program with the racial and ethnic demographics of the larger attendance zone and community school district. This will make the existing reporting requirement more robust and allow the Council, advocates and others to drill down deeper into the segregation that exists in our schools and the Department’s efforts to remedy that.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1550-2019 APublic Advocate Jumaane Williams Amended and Coupled on GOEstablishment of a school diversity advisory group.IntroductionThis bill would codify the mayoral school diversity advisory group. Established in 2017, this advisory group was tasked with “working to reshape citywide policies and practices such as admissions and program planning.” The advisory group would be made up of Council appointments, a public advocate appointment, and mayoral appointments. The advisory group would be tasked with examining factors as they relate to school diversity and would be required on an annual basis to provide a public report to the Mayor, the Speaker and The Public Advocate on increasing diversity in all schools. The annual report will also require a multi-year plan to be developed that can be adopted by DOE to address integration in schools. The report will also require a one-year look back measurement to track measurement of goals achieved.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1552-2019 BCarlina Rivera  Amended and Coupled on GOCreating district diversity working groups.IntroductionThis bill would mandate the establishment of district diversity working groups in each community school district. These working groups would work to facilitate the creation and publishing of public-input integration plans in every school district. The working groups would be made up of students, parents, teachers, principals, administrators, and community advocates. Issues that would be addressed include but are not limited to: admission policies, transfer trends, language access and transportation. Those community school districts that have already gone through this process and have a plan, like District 15, and those that are currently working with the DOE to develop such a plan would be exempt from this bill, but would still be required to report their plan to the Council.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1554-2019 BMark Treyger Amended and Coupled on GOReporting on the demographics of school staff in NYC city public schools.IntroductionThis bill would amend local law number 59 for the year 2015, and require the Department of Education to report on the demographics of school staff, including leadership, teaching staff and other professional and paraprofessional staff. The required reporting would include gender, race or ethnicity, length of employment at the school of employment and years of experience in that position.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE      Not available
Int 1780-2019 *Daniel Dromm  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, 2019, this rate will change to five percent. This bill would extend the current rate of five and seven-eighths percent through November 30, 2023. Beginning on December 1, 2023, the rate would change to five percent.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1152-2019 *Daniel Dromm  Preconsidered - Coupled on GOAmending and restating the resolution computing and certifying base percentage, current percentage and current base proportion of each class of real property for fiscal 2020 to the state board of real property tax services.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1153-2019 *Daniel Dromm  Preconsidered - Coupled on GOAmending and restating the resolution computing and certifying adjusted base proportion of each class of real property for fiscal 2020 to the state board of real property tax services.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1154-2019 *Daniel Dromm  Preconsidered - Coupled on GOAmending and restating the resolution to provide the amounts necessary for the support of the government of the city of New York and the counties therein and for the payment of indebtedness thereof, for the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2019 and endingResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1155-2019 *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 0577-2019 *Daniel Dromm   J2, Block 9998, Lot 25; Queens, Community District No. 12, Council District No. 27.Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1157-2019 *Daniel Dromm  Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 577 - J2, Block 9998, Lot 25; Queens, Community District No. 12, Council District No. 27.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH      Not available
Int 1361-2019 BMark Levine Amended and Coupled on GORequiring the dept of health and mental hygiene to report on the occurrence of diabetes and diabetes-related health problems and develop a plan to reduce diabetes-related health problems.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to report twice a year on the rate of diabetes-related health problems in New York City. The information in such reports will be disaggregated by geographic area and demographic characteristics, where such data is available and while maintaining confidentiality on the individuals included in such data. The bill would also require DOHMH to compile a comprehensive report by December 1, 2021, and submit recommendations and a plan to reduce the occurrence of diabetes-related health problems and to implement the department’s recommendations.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1496-2019 AJustin L. Brannan Amended and Coupled on GORetrieval of companion animals by an animal shelter after an eviction or order or judgment granting legal possession.IntroductionThis bill would require an animal shelter, directed by a sheriff or city marshal executing a warrant of eviction or any order or judgment granting legal possession, to retrieve a companion animal from such premises as expeditiously as possible after receiving such direction. The legislation also provides a cause of action to any person claiming to be denied possession of their companion animal by a landlord still in possession of such companion animal, and grants them the following possible relief against the landlord: compensatory and punitive damages; injunctive and declaratory relief; an order of seizure; and attorney’s fees and costs.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1559-2019 ADiana Ayala  Amended and Coupled on GOEstablishment of an office to provide support to those in need of burial assistance.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Social Services (DSS) to establish an office to provide support and assistance to individuals who have lost a loved one and need information about and help accessing public burial, a burial allowance or any similar program.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1580-2019 ADeborah L. Rose Amended and Coupled on GOPublic hearing on public burial and related issues.IntroductionThis bill would require a public hearing on public burial to allow the public the opportunity to discuss the laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures related to public burial, to recommend changes to these programs and to consider the feasibility of alternative programs. Following the hearing, the Department of Social Services would submit a report with recommendations to the Mayor and the Council.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1598-2019 ARobert F. Holden Amended and Coupled on GOProper disposal of deceased animals.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to provide information regarding city services available for the proper disposal of deceased animals, and to post such information online.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING AND BUILDINGS      Not available
Int 0550-2018 AMark Levine Amended and Coupled on GOHousing lottery system report.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) to report to the Mayor and the Speaker by January 1, 2021, and every two years thereafter, about the housing lottery system used by HPD. The report would include a summary of implementation challenges and technical difficulties, complaints, procedures for processing and selecting applications, and procedures for populating waiting lists.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0564-2018 AMark Treyger Amended and Coupled on GOReporting on housing lottery outcomes.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) to report on housing lottery outcomes. HPD would be required to report on applicant race or ethnicity and applicant preference category at the citywide and borough wide levels, and on applicant household size and applicant household income at the citywide, borough wide, and community district levels. In addition to reporting on applicant demographic information, HPD would also be required to report on the number of applicants who applied for affordable housing units, the number of applicants who were selected for affordable housing units, and the number of applicants who signed leases for affordable housing units.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0716-2018 APublic Advocate Jumaane Williams Amended and Coupled on GOReport on the waiting lists of Mitchell-Lama housing developments.IntroductionThis bill would require that the Department of Housing Preservation and Development report annually on certain information regarding the waiting lists of Mitchell-Lama housing developments.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0720-2018 CPublic Advocate Jumaane Williams Amended and Coupled on GOClarifying the requirements for site safety training providers and persons required to obtain site safety training.IntroductionThis bill would expand the qualifications for site safety training providers and provide an updated definition of “competent person” to align with the Building Code. It would also amend existing reporting requirements regarding the number of site safety training providers.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE SYSTEM      Not available
Int 1156-2018 AStephen T. Levin Amended and Coupled on GORequiring the office of nightlife to report on multi-agency response to community hotspots operations and the mayor’s office of criminal justice to ensure reporting on inspections overseen by the office of special enforcement.IntroductionThis bill would require the Office of Nightlife to report on MARCH (Multi-Agency Response to Community Hotspots) operations conducted across the city, as well as require the New York Police Department to deliver written notifications at least 30 days prior to a potential MARCH operation, and the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice to report on the activities of the Office of Special Reporting.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON LAND USE      Not available
LU 0548-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.Landmarks, East Side Coastal Resiliency, Manhattan (C 190357 PQM)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0549-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.Landmarks, East Side Coastal Resiliency, Manhattan (N 190356 ZRM)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0550-2019 *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, Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment Plan, Queens (C 190325 ZMQ)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0551-2019 *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, Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment Plan, Queens (N 190364 ZRQ)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0552-2019 *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, Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment Plan, Queens (C 190366 ZSQ)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0553-2019 *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, Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment Plan, Queens (C 190375 ZSQ)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0554-2019 *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, Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment Plan, Queens (C 190251 MMQ)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0558-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 25 Central Park West, Manhattan (C 190390 ZMM)Land Use Application Filed by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1158-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled to be Filed Pursuant to Letter of WithdrawalLU 558 - Zoning, 25 Central Park West, Manhattan (C 190390 ZMM)Resolution Filed by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0559-2019 *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, Northern Boulevard Rezoning, Queens (C 190124 ZMQ)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0560-2019 *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, Northern Boulevard Rezoning, Queens (N 190125 ZRQ)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0563-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, Hunters Point South Parcels F & G, Queens (20205105 HAQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1159-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 563 - Landmarks, Hunters Point South Parcels F & G, Queens (20205105 HAQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0571-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, 4797 Third Ave, Bronx (20205138 HAX)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1160-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 571 - Landmarks, 4797 Third Ave, Bronx (20205138 HAX)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0578-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Bronx Special Districts Text Amendment, Bronx (C 190403 ZMX)Land Use Application Filed by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1161-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Preconsidered - Coupled to be Filed Pursuant to Letter of WithdrawalLU 578 - Zoning, Bronx Special Districts Text Amendment, Bronx (C 190403 ZMX)Resolution Filed by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0579-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Bronx Special Districts Text Amendment, Bronx (N 190430(A) ZRY)Land Use Application Filed by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1162-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Preconsidered - Coupled to be Filed Pursuant to Letter of WithdrawalLU 579 - Zoning, Bronx Special Districts Text Amendment, Bronx (N 190430(A) ZRY)Resolution Filed by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PARKS AND RECREATION      Not available
Int 0906-2018 AYdanis A. Rodriguez Amended and Coupled on GOTransfer of control over Hart island from the dept of corrections to the dept of parks and recreation.IntroductionThis bill would transfer jurisdiction and control over Hart Island, the City’s public burial ground, from the Department of Corrections (DOC) to the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR).Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION      Not available
Int 0909-2018 BYdanis A. Rodriguez Amended and Coupled on GOEstablishment of a Hart island public travel plan.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation, or another agency designated by the Mayor, to develop a transportation plan for public travel, including ferry service, to and from Hart Island. The agency would have to consider factors such as changing conditions and future uses of Hart Island. The agency would have to submit a report on their plan within one year of the bill’s effective date.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
    12.GENERAL ORDERS CALENDAR      Video Video
LU 0548-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, East Side Coastal Resiliency, Manhattan (C 190357 PQM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1163-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 548 - Landmarks, East Side Coastal Resiliency, Manhattan (C 190357 PQM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0549-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, East Side Coastal Resiliency, Manhattan (N 190356 ZRM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1164-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 549 - Landmarks, East Side Coastal Resiliency, Manhattan (N 190356 ZRM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0550-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment Plan, Queens (C 190325 ZMQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1165-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 550 - Zoning, Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment Plan, Queens (C 190325 ZMQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0551-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment Plan, Queens (N 190364 ZRQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1166-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 551 - Zoning, Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment Plan, Queens (N 190364 ZRQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0552-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment Plan, Queens (C 190366 ZSQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1167-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 552 - Zoning, Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment Plan, Queens (C 190366 ZSQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0553-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment Plan, Queens (C 190375 ZSQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1168-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 553 - Zoning, Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment Plan, Queens (C 190375 ZSQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0554-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment Plan, Queens (C 190251 MMQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1169-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 554 - Zoning, Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment Plan, Queens (C 190251 MMQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0559-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Northern Boulevard Rezoning, Queens (C 190124 ZMQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1170-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 559 - Zoning, Northern Boulevard Rezoning, Queens (C 190124 ZMQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0560-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Northern Boulevard Rezoning, Queens (N 190125 ZRQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1171-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 560 - Zoning, Northern Boulevard Rezoning, Queens (N 190125 ZRQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
T2018-1849 *  Coupled on GOCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     COUPLED ON GENERAL ORDER CALENDAR      Not available
    ~coupledCIVIL SERVICE AND LABOR      Not available
Int 1321-2019 CRafael L. Espinal, Jr.~coupledA and GOExpanding the prevailing wage law for building service employees at city development projects.IntroductionLocal Law 27 of 2012 (the “Prevailing Wage Law”) requires payment of prevailing wages to building service employees in buildings where a private developer receives at least $1,000,000 in discretionary financial assistance from the City or a City economic development entity for a City development project. The proposed bill would cover additional developers and projects by removing the current exemption in the Prevailing Wage Law for affordable housing projects and not-for-profit developers of residential projects. Accordingly, building service workers in most residential projects receiving financial assistance of at least $1,000,000 for new construction or preservation would be required to be paid the prevailing wage. The bill exempts smaller residential projects with fewer than 120 units, certain supportive housing projects, deeply affordable preservation projects and NYCHA projects financed through the federal Rental Assistance Demonstration program.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledEDUCATION      Not available
Int 1547-2019 ABrad S. Lander~coupledA and GOExpanding reports on demographic data in NYC public schools.IntroductionThis bill would require DOE to expand its current student demographic data reporting to the grade level to provide more granular data. The bill also requires DOE to report on a side-by-side comparison of the racial and ethnic demographics of each school or special program with the racial and ethnic demographics of the larger attendance zone and community school district. This will make the existing reporting requirement more robust and allow the Council, advocates and others to drill down deeper into the segregation that exists in our schools and the Department’s efforts to remedy that.   Action details Not available
Int 1550-2019 APublic Advocate Jumaane Williams~coupledA and GOEstablishment of a school diversity advisory group.IntroductionThis bill would codify the mayoral school diversity advisory group. Established in 2017, this advisory group was tasked with “working to reshape citywide policies and practices such as admissions and program planning.” The advisory group would be made up of Council appointments, a public advocate appointment, and mayoral appointments. The advisory group would be tasked with examining factors as they relate to school diversity and would be required on an annual basis to provide a public report to the Mayor, the Speaker and The Public Advocate on increasing diversity in all schools. The annual report will also require a multi-year plan to be developed that can be adopted by DOE to address integration in schools. The report will also require a one-year look back measurement to track measurement of goals achieved.   Action details Not available
Int 1552-2019 BCarlina Rivera ~coupledA and GOCreating district diversity working groups.IntroductionThis bill would mandate the establishment of district diversity working groups in each community school district. These working groups would work to facilitate the creation and publishing of public-input integration plans in every school district. The working groups would be made up of students, parents, teachers, principals, administrators, and community advocates. Issues that would be addressed include but are not limited to: admission policies, transfer trends, language access and transportation. Those community school districts that have already gone through this process and have a plan, like District 15, and those that are currently working with the DOE to develop such a plan would be exempt from this bill, but would still be required to report their plan to the Council.   Action details Not available
Int 1554-2019 BMark Treyger~coupledA and GOReporting on the demographics of school staff in NYC city public schools.IntroductionThis bill would amend local law number 59 for the year 2015, and require the Department of Education to report on the demographics of school staff, including leadership, teaching staff and other professional and paraprofessional staff. The required reporting would include gender, race or ethnicity, length of employment at the school of employment and years of experience in that position.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledFINANCE      Not available
Int 1780-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~coupledGOExtending 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, 2019, this rate will change to five percent. This bill would extend the current rate of five and seven-eighths percent through November 30, 2023. Beginning on December 1, 2023, the rate would change to five percent.   Action details Not available
Res 1152-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~coupledPreconsidered - GOAmending and restating the resolution computing and certifying base percentage, current percentage and current base proportion of each class of real property for fiscal 2020 to the state board of real property tax services.Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1153-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~coupledPreconsidered - GOAmending and restating the resolution computing and certifying adjusted base proportion of each class of real property for fiscal 2020 to the state board of real property tax services.Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1154-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~coupledPreconsidered - GOAmending and restating the resolution to provide the amounts necessary for the support of the government of the city of New York and the counties therein and for the payment of indebtedness thereof, for the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2019 and endingResolution    Action details Not available
Res 1155-2019 *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 1157-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 577 - J2, Block 9998, Lot 25; Queens, Community District No. 12, Council District No. 27.Resolution    Action details Not available
    ~coupledHEALTH      Not available
Int 1361-2019 BMark Levine~coupledA and GORequiring the dept of health and mental hygiene to report on the occurrence of diabetes and diabetes-related health problems and develop a plan to reduce diabetes-related health problems.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to report twice a year on the rate of diabetes-related health problems in New York City. The information in such reports will be disaggregated by geographic area and demographic characteristics, where such data is available and while maintaining confidentiality on the individuals included in such data. The bill would also require DOHMH to compile a comprehensive report by December 1, 2021, and submit recommendations and a plan to reduce the occurrence of diabetes-related health problems and to implement the department’s recommendations.   Action details Not available
Int 1496-2019 AJustin L. Brannan~coupledA and GORetrieval of companion animals by an animal shelter after an eviction or order or judgment granting legal possession.IntroductionThis bill would require an animal shelter, directed by a sheriff or city marshal executing a warrant of eviction or any order or judgment granting legal possession, to retrieve a companion animal from such premises as expeditiously as possible after receiving such direction. The legislation also provides a cause of action to any person claiming to be denied possession of their companion animal by a landlord still in possession of such companion animal, and grants them the following possible relief against the landlord: compensatory and punitive damages; injunctive and declaratory relief; an order of seizure; and attorney’s fees and costs.   Action details Not available
Int 1559-2019 ADiana Ayala ~coupledA and GOEstablishment of an office to provide support to those in need of burial assistance.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Social Services (DSS) to establish an office to provide support and assistance to individuals who have lost a loved one and need information about and help accessing public burial, a burial allowance or any similar program.   Action details Not available
Int 1580-2019 ADeborah L. Rose~coupledA and GOPublic hearing on public burial and related issues.IntroductionThis bill would require a public hearing on public burial to allow the public the opportunity to discuss the laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures related to public burial, to recommend changes to these programs and to consider the feasibility of alternative programs. Following the hearing, the Department of Social Services would submit a report with recommendations to the Mayor and the Council.   Action details Not available
Int 1598-2019 ARobert F. Holden~coupledA and GOProper disposal of deceased animals.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to provide information regarding city services available for the proper disposal of deceased animals, and to post such information online.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledHOUSING AND BUILDINGS      Not available
Int 0550-2018 AMark Levine~coupledA and GOHousing lottery system report.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) to report to the Mayor and the Speaker by January 1, 2021, and every two years thereafter, about the housing lottery system used by HPD. The report would include a summary of implementation challenges and technical difficulties, complaints, procedures for processing and selecting applications, and procedures for populating waiting lists.   Action details Not available
Int 0564-2018 AMark Treyger~coupledA and GOReporting on housing lottery outcomes.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) to report on housing lottery outcomes. HPD would be required to report on applicant race or ethnicity and applicant preference category at the citywide and borough wide levels, and on applicant household size and applicant household income at the citywide, borough wide, and community district levels. In addition to reporting on applicant demographic information, HPD would also be required to report on the number of applicants who applied for affordable housing units, the number of applicants who were selected for affordable housing units, and the number of applicants who signed leases for affordable housing units.   Action details Not available
Int 0716-2018 APublic Advocate Jumaane Williams~coupledA and GOReport on the waiting lists of Mitchell-Lama housing developments.IntroductionThis bill would require that the Department of Housing Preservation and Development report annually on certain information regarding the waiting lists of Mitchell-Lama housing developments.   Action details Not available
Int 0720-2018 CPublic Advocate Jumaane Williams~coupledA and GOClarifying the requirements for site safety training providers and persons required to obtain site safety training.IntroductionThis bill would expand the qualifications for site safety training providers and provide an updated definition of “competent person” to align with the Building Code. It would also amend existing reporting requirements regarding the number of site safety training providers.   Action details Not available
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Int 1156-2018 AStephen T. Levin~coupledA and GORequiring the office of nightlife to report on multi-agency response to community hotspots operations and the mayor’s office of criminal justice to ensure reporting on inspections overseen by the office of special enforcement.IntroductionThis bill would require the Office of Nightlife to report on MARCH (Multi-Agency Response to Community Hotspots) operations conducted across the city, as well as require the New York Police Department to deliver written notifications at least 30 days prior to a potential MARCH operation, and the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice to report on the activities of the Office of Special Reporting.   Action details Not available
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Res 1158-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledFiledLU 558 - Zoning, 25 Central Park West, Manhattan (C 190390 ZMM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1159-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 563 - Landmarks, Hunters Point South Parcels F & G, Queens (20205105 HAQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1160-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 571 - Landmarks, 4797 Third Ave, Bronx (20205138 HAX)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1161-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledPreconsidered - FiledLU 578 - Zoning, Bronx Special Districts Text Amendment, Bronx (C 190403 ZMX)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1162-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledPreconsidered - FiledLU 579 - Zoning, Bronx Special Districts Text Amendment, Bronx (N 190430(A) ZRY)Resolution    Action details Not available
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Int 0906-2018 AYdanis A. Rodriguez~coupledA and GOTransfer of control over Hart island from the dept of corrections to the dept of parks and recreation.IntroductionThis bill would transfer jurisdiction and control over Hart Island, the City’s public burial ground, from the Department of Corrections (DOC) to the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR).   Action details Not available
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Int 0909-2018 BYdanis A. Rodriguez~coupledA and GOEstablishment of a Hart island public travel plan.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation, or another agency designated by the Mayor, to develop a transportation plan for public travel, including ferry service, to and from Hart Island. The agency would have to consider factors such as changing conditions and future uses of Hart Island. The agency would have to submit a report on their plan within one year of the bill’s effective date.   Action details Not available
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Res 1163-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 548 - Landmarks, East Side Coastal Resiliency, Manhattan (C 190357 PQM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1164-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 549 - Landmarks, East Side Coastal Resiliency, Manhattan (N 190356 ZRM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1165-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 550 - Zoning, Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment Plan, Queens (C 190325 ZMQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1166-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 551 - Zoning, Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment Plan, Queens (N 190364 ZRQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1167-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 552 - Zoning, Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment Plan, Queens (C 190366 ZSQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1168-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 553 - Zoning, Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment Plan, Queens (C 190375 ZSQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1169-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 554 - Zoning, Peninsula Hospital Redevelopment Plan, Queens (C 190251 MMQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1170-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 559 - Zoning, Northern Boulevard Rezoning, Queens (C 190124 ZMQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1171-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 560 - Zoning, Northern Boulevard Rezoning, Queens (N 190125 ZRQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
T2018-1849 * ~coupledGOCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds    Action details Not available
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    16.GENERAL DISCUSSION      Video Video
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Int 1794-2019 *Alicka Ampry-Samuel ~SPONSORGeneral WelfareDe-escalation and trauma-informed training for dept of homeless services employees.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Homeless Services (“DHS”) to conduct trainings on techniques to improve professionalism, increase cultural sensitivity, de-escalate conflict and use trauma-informed theory for all DHS employees and contractors providing services to the public. DHS would be required to report annually on the number of individuals who have received such training. The first report would be due on January 31, 2021.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1795-2019 *Justin L. Brannan~SPONSORCivil and Human RightsExpanding protections for victims of domestic violence to include economic abuse.IntroductionThis bill would amend the definition of “victim of domestic violence” under the New York City Human Rights Law (HRL) to recognize economic oppression as a form of domestic violence and extend existing HRL protections for victims of domestic violence to those who are subjected to economic oppression. “Economic oppression” occurs when a person is forced or coerced to enter into certain financial arrangements or take on debt against their will by a partner. Economic oppression also occurs when a person assumes the identity of their partner to enter into financial arrangements or take on debt.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1150-2019 *Andrew Cohen~SPONSOREducationRequiring teachers colleges to incorporate a course of instruction in mental health. (S.2886/A.5315)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1151-2019 *Costa G. Constantinides~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionCorporate and government entities operating in NYC to divest from agricultural industries that benefit from deforestation and the acceleration of global warming.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1152-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceAmending and restating the resolution computing and certifying base percentage, current percentage and current base proportion of each class of real property for fiscal 2020 to the state board of real property tax services.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1153-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceAmending and restating the resolution computing and certifying adjusted base proportion of each class of real property for fiscal 2020 to the state board of real property tax services.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1154-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceAmending and restating the resolution to provide the amounts necessary for the support of the government of the city of New York and the counties therein and for the payment of indebtedness thereof, for the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2019 and endingResolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1155-2019 *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 1796-2019 *Stephen T. Levin~SPONSORSmall BusinessRegulation of commercial rent.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would establish a system of commercial rent registration and regulation applicable to retail stores of 10,000 square feet or less, manufacturing establishments of 25,000 square feet or less, and professional, services or other offices of 10,000 square feet or less. The Mayor would appoint a seven-member Commercial Rent Guidelines Board responsible for annually establishing guidelines and the rate of rent adjustments for covered commercial spaces.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1797-2019 *Mark Levine~SPONSORCivil Service and LaborCreating an informational campaign concerning workers’ rights under the earned safe and sick time act.IntroductionThis bill would provide for a public education campaign by the Department of Consumer Affairs in coordination with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to educate employees of their rights under the Earned Safe and Sick Time Act. The campaign will distribute posters and other materials for posting in pharmacies and other private health related institutions, on a voluntary basis. The bill would also invite the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation to distribute and post such materials at locations under its jurisdiction.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1156-2019 *Mark Levine~SPONSORCivil Service and LaborWendy’s to join the Fair Food Program and support farmworkers’ human rights.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1798-2019 *Keith Powers ~SPONSORConsumer Affairs and Business LicensingOnline cancellation of automatic renewal and continuous service gym memberships.IntroductionThis bill would require that gym memberships that provide for an automatic renewal after a definite term or that continue until the consumer cancels the membership must allow the consumer to cancel the membership online. In addition, the party providing the gym membership would be required to provide a plain language notice explaining how it may be cancelled online. The bill also would impose a civil penalty of between $500 and $5,000 for each violation.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1799-2019 *Carlina Rivera ~SPONSORFinanceRequiring the dept of finance to create a guide for not-for-profit organizations.IntroductionThis local law would require the Department of Finance, in consultation with other relevant agencies and offices, to create and publish an informational brochure with information that would be useful to not-for-profit organizations, including information about relevant taxes and exemptions.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1800-2019 *Ritchie J. Torres~SPONSORFire and Emergency ManagementRequiring the office of emergency management to establish protocols for the response to loss of essential services.IntroductionThe bill would require the Office of Emergency Management to establish and public protocols to guide the Office’s emergency response following an outage of an essential service, such as heat, electricity, gas, or hot water.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1801-2019 *Mark Treyger~SPONSOREducationInformation posted to the department of education’s website.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education (“DOE”) to report certain information on its website. The bill would require DOE to ensure that the search engine on its website is designed to find certain reports when one or more keywords relating to the report’s subject matter are entered. It would also require DOE to ensure that such reports are easily understandable by the general public, and that all publicly accessible information on its website remains publicly accessible. This bill would also require DOE to post on its website and file with the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council a report about functioning and non-functioning hyperlinks on its website, as well as documents available through its website before and after it was redesigned. DOE would also be required to repair or redirect any non-functioning hyperlinks and repost documents that were available before the website was redesigned. This bill would also require DOE to submit to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council, as well as post on its website, a report regarding feedback it has received from the public about its website, and provide an explanation regarding what changes it has made or plans to make in response to such feedback.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0577-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceJ2, Block 9998, Lot 25; Queens, Community District No. 12, Council District No. 27.Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0578-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Zoning & FranchisesZoning, Bronx Special Districts Text Amendment, Bronx (C 190403 ZMX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0578-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Bronx Special Districts Text Amendment, Bronx (C 190403 ZMX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0579-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Zoning & FranchisesZoning, Bronx Special Districts Text Amendment, Bronx (N 190430(A) ZRY)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0579-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Bronx Special Districts Text Amendment, Bronx (N 190430(A) ZRY)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0580-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning & FranchisesZoning, Sur La Baie, Brooklyn (20195733 TCK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0580-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Sur La Baie, Brooklyn (20195733 TCK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0581-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning & FranchisesZoning, POPS Signage and Amenities Text Amendment, (N 190408 ZRY)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0581-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, POPS Signage and Amenities Text Amendment, (N 190408 ZRY)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available