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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 12/10/2019 1:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
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    1.ROLL CALL      Roll call Video Video
    2.INVOCATION - Delivered by: Rabbi Mark Kaiserman, Rabbi of the Reform Temple of Forest Hills located at 71-11 112 Street, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Motion to spread the Invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Koslowitz.      Video Video
    3.ADOPTION OF MINUTES - Motion that the Minutes of the Stated Meetings of October 28, 2019 and October 30, 2019 be adopted as printed by Council Member Eugene.      Video Video
    4.MESSAGES & PAPERS FROM THE MAYOR      Video Video
M 0196-2019 *  Rules, Privileges and ElectionsKenneth J. Knuckles, City Planning CommissionMayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0197-2019 *  Rules, Privileges and ElectionsThomas V. Nichols, New York City Tax CommissionMayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0198-2019 *  Rules, Privileges and ElectionsFrances Henn, New York City Tax CommissionMayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
    5.COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY, COUNTY & BOROUGH OFFICES - None      Not available
    6.PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS - None      Not available
    7.LAND USE CALL-UPS - None      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 GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS      Not available
Int 1095-2018 *Fernando Cabrera  Coupled on GONotification of expiration of variances and special permits granted by the board of standards and appeals.IntroductionThis bill would require the Board of Standards and Appeals to provide notification to the owner of record and the community board of the district in which the property is located when a variance or special permit is about to expire.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1249-2018 BFernando Cabrera  Amended and Coupled on GORepealing the critical driver program and amending the persistent violators program relating to drivers of taxicabs and for-hire vehicles.IntroductionThis bill would streamline the Taxi and Limousine Commission (“TLC”) programs related to violations that result in points on drivers’ TLC-issued licenses. The bill would consolidate the Critical Driver Program under the Persistent Violator Program, and update the Persistent Violator Program to include provisions from the Critical Driver Program related to motor vehicle accident prevention courses approved by the department of motor vehicles.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING AND BUILDINGS      Not available
Int 1481-2019 ARobert E. Cornegy, Jr. Amended and Coupled on GOBringing New York Plumbing code up to date with the 2015 edition of the international plumbing code with differences that reflect the unique character of the city and repealing chapter 11 and appendices C, F, and G.IntroductionThis bill would implement section 28-601.1 of the Administrative Code, which requires triennial updates of the Plumbing Code to reflect changes in the International Plumbing Code (IPC). These amendments would bring the Plumbing Code up to date with the 2015 IPC published by the International Code Council (ICC), with differences to accommodate the unique nature of construction, design, installation, alteration, repair, use or maintenance of plumbing systems in the City.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1482-2019 BRafael L. Espinal, Jr. Amended and Coupled on GOBird friendly materials.IntroductionThis bill would require that materials that reduce bird strike fatalities be installed on newly constructed or altered buildings.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON LAND USE      Not available
LU 0564-2019 *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, La Hermosa, Manhattan (C 190434 ZMM)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 0565-2019 *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, La Hermosa, Manhattan (N 190433 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 0566-2019 *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, La Hermosa, Manhattan (C 190435 ZSM)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 0567-2019 *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, La Hermosa, Manhattan (N 190436 ZSM)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 0572-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 515 Blake Ave, Brooklyn (C 190409 HAK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1187-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 572 - Zoning, 515 Blake Ave, Brooklyn (C 190409 HAK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0573-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 515 Blake Ave, Brooklyn (C 190410 ZMK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1188-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 573 - Zoning, 515 Blake Ave, Brooklyn (C 190410 ZMK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0574-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 515 Blake Ave, Brooklyn (N 190411 ZRK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1189-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 574 - Zoning, 515 Blake Ave, Brooklyn (N 190411 ZRK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0575-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 515 Blake Ave, Brooklyn (C 190421 ZSK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1190-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 575 - Zoning, 515 Blake Ave, Brooklyn (C 190421 ZSK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0580-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Sur La Baie, Brooklyn (20195733 TCK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1191-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 580 - Zoning, Sur La Baie, Brooklyn (20195733 TCK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0581-2019 *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, POPS Signage and Amenities Text Amendment, (N 190408 ZRY)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 0591-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Dai Hachi Sushi Corporation, Queens (20205036 TCQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1192-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 591 - Zoning, Dai Hachi Sushi Corporation, Queens (20205036 TCQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION      Not available
Int 1412-2019 ARobert F. Holden Amended and Coupled on GORemoving vehicles obstructing a sidewalk, crosswalk, fire hydrant, bicycle lane, or bus lane.IntroductionThis bill would provide that Police Department tow trucks may remove unattended vehicles that are obstructing a sidewalk, crosswalk, fire hydrant, bicycle lane, or bus lane if the vehicle poses a threat to safety or would inhibit the safe and expeditious passage of MTA buses. This bill would also require the Police Department to issue a report in January of 2021 that includes, for each month in 2020, the number of vehicles towed disaggregated by police precinct.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
    12.GENERAL ORDERS CALENDAR      Video Video
LU 0561-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 101 Fleet Place Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 180524 ZMK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1193-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 561 - Zoning, 101 Fleet Place Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 180524 ZMK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0562-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 101 Fleet Place Rezoning, Brooklyn (N 180525 ZRK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1194-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 562 - Zoning, 101 Fleet Place Rezoning, Brooklyn (N 180525 ZRK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
T2018-1849 * ~coupledCoupled on GOCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     COUPLED ON GENERAL ORDER CALENDAR      Not available
    ~coupledGOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS      Not available
Int 1095-2018 *Fernando Cabrera ~coupledGONotification of expiration of variances and special permits granted by the board of standards and appeals.IntroductionThis bill would require the Board of Standards and Appeals to provide notification to the owner of record and the community board of the district in which the property is located when a variance or special permit is about to expire.   Action details Not available
Int 1249-2018 BFernando Cabrera ~coupledA and GORepealing the critical driver program and amending the persistent violators program relating to drivers of taxicabs and for-hire vehicles.IntroductionThis bill would streamline the Taxi and Limousine Commission (“TLC”) programs related to violations that result in points on drivers’ TLC-issued licenses. The bill would consolidate the Critical Driver Program under the Persistent Violator Program, and update the Persistent Violator Program to include provisions from the Critical Driver Program related to motor vehicle accident prevention courses approved by the department of motor vehicles.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledHOUSING AND BUILDINGS      Not available
Int 1481-2019 ARobert E. Cornegy, Jr.~coupledA and GOBringing New York Plumbing code up to date with the 2015 edition of the international plumbing code with differences that reflect the unique character of the city and repealing chapter 11 and appendices C, F, and G.IntroductionThis bill would implement section 28-601.1 of the Administrative Code, which requires triennial updates of the Plumbing Code to reflect changes in the International Plumbing Code (IPC). These amendments would bring the Plumbing Code up to date with the 2015 IPC published by the International Code Council (ICC), with differences to accommodate the unique nature of construction, design, installation, alteration, repair, use or maintenance of plumbing systems in the City.   Action details Not available
Int 1482-2019 BRafael L. Espinal, Jr.~coupledA and GOBird friendly materials.IntroductionThis bill would require that materials that reduce bird strike fatalities be installed on newly constructed or altered buildings.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledLAND USE      Not available
Res 1187-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 572 - Zoning, 515 Blake Ave, Brooklyn (C 190409 HAK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1188-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 573 - Zoning, 515 Blake Ave, Brooklyn (C 190410 ZMK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1189-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 574 - Zoning, 515 Blake Ave, Brooklyn (N 190411 ZRK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1190-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 575 - Zoning, 515 Blake Ave, Brooklyn (C 190421 ZSK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1191-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 580 - Zoning, Sur La Baie, Brooklyn (20195733 TCK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1192-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 591 - Zoning, Dai Hachi Sushi Corporation, Queens (20205036 TCQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
    ~coupledTRANSPORTATION      Not available
Int 1412-2019 ARobert F. Holden~coupledA and GORemoving vehicles obstructing a sidewalk, crosswalk, fire hydrant, bicycle lane, or bus lane.IntroductionThis bill would provide that Police Department tow trucks may remove unattended vehicles that are obstructing a sidewalk, crosswalk, fire hydrant, bicycle lane, or bus lane if the vehicle poses a threat to safety or would inhibit the safe and expeditious passage of MTA buses. This bill would also require the Police Department to issue a report in January of 2021 that includes, for each month in 2020, the number of vehicles towed disaggregated by police precinct.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledGENERAL ORDER CALENDAR      Not available
Res 1193-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 561 - Zoning, 101 Fleet Place Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 180524 ZMK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1194-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 562 - Zoning, 101 Fleet Place Rezoning, Brooklyn (N 180525 ZRK)Resolution    Action details Not available
T2018-1849 * ~coupledGOCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds    Action details Not available
          Pass Not available
    13.INTRODUCTION & READING OF BILLS (SEE BELOW)      Video Video
    14.DISCUSSION OF RESOLUTIONS      Not available
    15.RESOLUTIONS - None      Not available
    16.GENERAL DISCUSSION      Video Video
    17.EXTENSION OF REMARKS      Video Video
     INTRODUCTION AND READING OF BILLS      Not available
Int 1815-2019 *Joseph C. Borelli~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsCreation of a task force to study and report on the feasibility of an independent city of Staten Island.IntroductionThe proposed bill would create a task force to study the feasibility of an independent city of Staten Island and to produce a report addressing the financial cost of secession, the legislative and political considerations necessary for secession, the service demands, allocation of resources, and the overall cost to the city of New York and to Staten Island of creating an independent and self-sustaining city of Staten Island.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1816-2019 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsAmendments unique to construction in the city and incorporate therein provisions of the NYStretch energy code-2020, and to repeal section 28-1001.2 of such administrative code relating to such conforming amendments.IntroductionThis bill would implement section 28-1001.3.1 the Administrative Code, which requires triennial updates to the New York City Energy Conservation Code (NYCECC) “to bring it up to date with or exceed the latest edition of the energy conservation construction code of New York State.” These amendments will bring the NYCECC up to date with the 2020 version of the New York State Energy Conservation Code (NYSECC) which goes into effect on May 12, 2020, but with local amendments. The 2020 version of the NYSECC reflects the NYSECC’s adoption of the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code that is published by the International Code Council. In addition, this legislation incorporates the latest version of the New York Stretch Energy Code as required by Local Law 32 for the year 2018. Local Law 32 mandates that the City amend the NYCECC to align it with the latest version of the New York Stretch Energy Code developed by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1817-2019 *Laurie A. Cumbo~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsAffordable housing lottery processes.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (“HPD”) to promulgate certain minimum rules governing affordable housing lotteries. Such rules must provide that applicants for affordable housing receive written notification stating whether they are accepted or rejected for occupancy in an affordable housing unit, be given sufficient time and information to respond to developers’ requests for information and to appeal a rejection, and be made aware of community-based service providers that may assist the applicant. Applicants may file a complaint with HPD or the New York City Housing Development Corporation, as applicable, if they believe their application was rejected in error. HPD rules must also provide guidance to developers regarding information it may consider in selecting applicants, specifically prohibiting developers from considering photographs of an applicant’s current living situation or minor children’s report cards, prohibiting developers from rejecting applicants based solely on credit score, and requiring developers consider all sources of an applicant’s income. HPD shall provide developers training regarding applicant selection and maintain a compliance hotline for use by developers.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1818-2019 *Chaim M. Deutsch~SPONSORTransportationInstallation of bollards at bus stops.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation to install bollards on sidewalks immediately adjacent to bus stops unless the Commissioner determines that they would endanger the safety of pedestrians or not be consistent with the department’s guidelines.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1183-2019 *Mathieu Eugene~SPONSORImmigrationDept of Homeland Security to grant Temporary Protected Status designation for the Bahamas in the aftermath of the devastation of Hurricane Dorian.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1819-2019 *Robert F. Holden~SPONSORTransportationStreet markings indicating locations of fire hydrants.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation to mark the location of each fire hydrant next to a street by painting a symbol in the middle of the street directly across from the hydrant. These markings are intended to allow the Fire Department to find the nearest fire hydrant quickly when responding to an emergency.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1184-2019 *Robert F. Holden~SPONSORFinanceExtend the State’s property tax levy cap to NYC.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1185-2019 *Robert F. Holden~SPONSORPublic SafetyEstablish the offenses of reckless endangerment of an emergency service person in the first degree and second degree when individuals knowingly alter or convert a building that impedes egress and results in the injury or death of emergency service personnResolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1186-2019 *Robert F. Holden~SPONSORTransportationIncrease the cap on commercial overnight fines for cities.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1820-2019 *Stephen T. Levin~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionEnhancing civilian enforcement to mitigate construction dust emissions.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Environmental Protection to publish best practices for filing citizen complaints of violations for failure to mitigate construction dust. The Department would be required to publish information including forms and procedures for filing complaints. The information would also be required to be made available through the 311 website and mobile application.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1821-2019 *Donovan J. Richards~SPONSORPublic HousingRequiring NYCHA to report on outside legal expenditures.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Housing Authority report the amount allocated and expended by the authority for counsel services not provided by in-house counsel.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1822-2019 *Eric A. Ulrich~SPONSOROversight and InvestigationsDirecting the commissioner of investigation to investigate the misuse of city-issued parking permits.IntroductionThis bill would require the Commissioner of Investigation to launch a citywide investigation into the issuance and distribution of parking placards by City agencies, and their use or misuse, over the course of fiscal year 2020. The investigation will conclude with a comprehensive report to the Speaker of the Council detailing its findings and including recommendations for addressing placard abuse.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available