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Affairs and Appointments – December 10, 2010

Affairs and Appointments – December 10, 2010

NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT weekly update

  • Mayor Bloomberg Issues Report Showing New York State Last in Voter Access – Proposes Early Voting and Other Reforms to Make Voting Easier for New Yorkers
  • Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Mayors Steel and Goldsmith and Borough President Markowitz Announce Plan to Transform Part of Brooklyn Municipal Building into Vibrant Retail Site
  • Mayor Bloomberg Announces Plans to Rename Queensboro Bridge After Former Mayor Edward I. Koch
  • Mayor Bloomberg Announces NYC Venture Fellows Program
  • Mayor Bloomberg Appoints Edgar A. Domenech as the Next New York City Sheriff
  • Mayor Bloomberg Signs Five Bills
  • Mayor Bloomberg Outlines Six Critical Strategies to Tackle Unemployment, Spur Job Creation and Bring About Long-Term Economic Growth
  • New York City Council Votes to Crack Down on Illegal ATMs, Increase Transparency and honor New Yorkers through Street co-Namings
  • Mayor Bloomberg, Chancellor Klein and Education Secretary Arne Duncan Announce Pilot Program to Modernize the General Educational Development Test to Better Prepare Students for College and Careers

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT weekly update

  • Gov-Elect Cuomo Announces Cabinet
  • Governor Paterson Announces Program to Finance Energy Efficiency Work and Create Jobs in Green Economy

CURRENT RFPs

  • New this week:
    • EDC: Brooklyn Municipal Building Retail
    • BBP: Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 Restaurant Concession

NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL STATED MEETING AGENDA
CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE week of 12/13 – 12/17


NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT

Mayor Bloomberg Issues Report Showing New York State Last in Voter Access – Proposes Early Voting and Other Reforms to Make Voting Easier for New Yorkers
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced a set of reforms designed to make voting more convenient and flexible for all New Yorkers and issued a report showing that New York has the most restrictive election policies in the country and decades of declining voter turnout. The proposal calls for four changes to New York State election law, including: creating an early voting period; allowing New Yorkers to fill out their ballots at home and bring to a polling site; modernizing registration process and extending registration deadline from 25 days to 10 days before Election Day; and simplifying the ballot design with plain language instructions. Click here for more information and here to download the Mayor’s report.

Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Mayors Steel and Goldsmith and Borough President Markowitz Announce Plan to Transform Part of Brooklyn Municipal Building into Vibrant Retail Site
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel, Deputy Mayor for Operations Stephen Goldsmith and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz announced a plan to transform part of the City-owned Brooklyn Municipal Building into a vibrant retail use. The City issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) today seeking a developer or commercial business to buy or lease 37,000 square feet on the ground floor and second floor of the building at 210 Joralemon Street in Downtown Brooklyn. For more information, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Plans to Rename Queensboro Bridge After Former Mayor Edward I. Koch
At Mayor Koch’s annual birthday party, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced the City will propose legislation to rename the Queensboro Bridge as the “Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge,” in honor of former Mayor Edward I. Koch. The bridge lies within the boundaries of the congressional districts represented by Mayor Koch when he served in U.S. House of Representatives from 1969 to 1977, representing New York’s then 17th and 18th Congressional Districts. For more information, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg Announces NYC Venture Fellows Program
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel, New York City Economic Development Corporation President Seth W. Pinsky and Fordham University President Joseph M. McShane announced the NYC Venture Fellows program to assist later-stage startup entrepreneurs in scaling their businesses in New York City. The program will connect emerging business leaders from around the world with mentors from leading companies, increasing collaboration among startup and established businesses and encouraging national and international startups to locate and grow their businesses in New York City. For more information, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg Appoints Edgar A. Domenech as the Next New York City Sheriff
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg appointed Edgar A. Domenech as the next New York City Sheriff. Mr. Domenech is the former Deputy Director of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) – the second ranking official at the bureau – and currently serves as Special Agent in Charge of the bureau’s Washington, D.C. Field Division. For more information, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg Signs Five Bills
This week, Mayor Bloomberg signed five bills into law. They include:

  • Intro 195-A (Gonzalez): Merges the Department of Juvenile Justice into the Administration for Children’s Services.
  • Intro 256-A (Reyna): Changes the Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Report.
  • Intro 311-A (Oddo): Requires notification of tree plantings near schools or hospitals.
  • Intro 376-A (Vacca): Establishes guidelines for the approval and placement of traffic calming devices.
  • Intro 405 (Chin): Extends the date of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s Alternative Enforcement Program.

Mayor Bloomberg Outlines Six Critical Strategies to Tackle Unemployment, Spur Job Creation and Bring About Long-Term Economic Growth
At a breakfast sponsored by the Association for a Better New York and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Bloomberg announced a series of strategies to enhance economic development. They include:

  • Instilling confidence in the markets by reducing financial regulations.
  • Promote trade by marketing quality American goods and services abroad.
  • Reform regulation by creating smart business regulation.
  • Reduce business taxes to spur investment.
  • Invest in job training. Mayor Bloomberg announced that the City of New York will open 10 new Workforce One Express Centers – in partnership with local community groups – across the City.
  • Fix immigration to enable immigrant entrepreneurs and investors to support and grow our local business.

To read the Mayor’s speech and learn more about these concepts, please click here.

New York City Council Votes to Crack Down on Illegal ATMs, Increase Transparency and honor New Yorkers through Street co-Namings
The Council voted on bills that crack down on property owners who permit illegal sidewalk ATMs. These unlawful ATMS often mislead consumers and create unsafe conditions on sidewalks by inviting vandalism, theft and other crimes. The Council also voted on legislation that will increase transparency in the Commission on Human Rights. Lastly, the Council voted to reenact a new city energy conservation code, and approve the proposed co-naming of 67 thoroughfares and other public places. For more information on these actions, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg, Chancellor Klein and Education Secretary Arne Duncan Announce Pilot Program to Modernize the General Educational Development Test to Better Prepare Students for College and Careers
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, United States Education Secretary Arne Duncan andNew York City SchoolsChancellor Joel I. Klein announced a pilot program in the Department of Education’s District 79 schools to develop an accelerated learning program that will prepare more General Educational Development (GED) candidates for careers and college. District 79 schools were established to help students succeed by providing diverse and innovative educational opportunities that combine academic instruction with meaningful youth development. For more information, click here.

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT

Governor-Elect Cuomo Names Cabinet
This week, Governor-Elect Cuomo announced major cabinet appointments. Here is a breakdown:

  • Steven M. Cohen will serve as Secretary to the Governor. Mr. Cohen served as Counselor & Chief of Staff to New York State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo. Prior to joining the New York State Attorney General’s Office, Mr. Cohen was a partner at Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, where he was a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. Mr. Cohen also served for a decade as an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School teaching a course in federal criminal prosecutions and served as the Chair of The Mayor’s Committee on New York City Marshals. Before entering private practice, from 1991 to 1998, Mr. Cohen was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he served as Chief of the Violent Gangs Unit. Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Cohen served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stanely Sporkin, U.S. District Judge and then the Honorable Frank X. Altimari, U.S. Appellate Judge.
  • Mylan L. Denerstein will serve as Counsel to the Governor. Ms. Denerstein has served as the Executive Deputy Attorney General for Social Justice from January 2007 to the present managing almost 100 attorneys statewide in the areas of Charities, Civil Rights, Environmental Protection, Health Care, Labor, and Tobacco Compliance. Prior to her current appointment, Ms. Denerstein served as the Deputy Fire Commissioner for Legal Affairs for the New York City Fire Department, the largest municipal fire department in the country. From 1996 – 2005, Ms. Denerstein served in the United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District, first as an Assistant United States Attorney, prosecuting complex securities and insurance fraud, money laundering and organized crime. She later became Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division where she assisted in managing the Criminal Division with over 100 Assistant United States Attorneys.
  • Yrthya A. Dinzey-Flores will serve as the Chief Diversity Officer. Ms. Dinzey-Flores previously served as Manager at the Toyota USA Foundation and Program Officer for National Philanthropy Programs at Toyota Motor North America. She also served as a community relations and philanthropic consultant for the Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Prior to that she was Director of the Office of School CBO Partnerships at the New York City Department of Education, managing relationships and providing support to more than 350 community-based organizations. The Chief Diversity Officer is one of three statutorily required positions within the executive chamber, along with the Secretary and the Counsel. The Chief Diversity Officer’s task is to reform and strengthen the State’s programs and efforts encouraging the growth of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises within the state government and in the private sector.
  • Andrew “Drew” Zambelli will serve as Counselor to the Governor. In that capacity he will serve as senior advisor to the Governor and be responsible for the oversight and strategic integration of the communications, inter-governmental, legislative and constituency efforts of the Office of the Governor. From 1985 to 1994, he served in the administration of Governor Mario M. Cuomo including as Secretary to the Governor from 1991 to 1994. Since 1995, he has been a market strategy and research consultant to corporate, political and non-profit clients including many Fortune 500 corporations. During this period, he has been affiliated with Strategic Frameworking, Inc. of Washington and Massachusetts and Summit Strategy Group, LLC which he founded in 2007.
  • Judge Leslie G. Leach will serve as Appointments Secretary. Judge Leach was appointed Executive Deputy Attorney General for the Division of State Counsel in February 2007. Prior to the appointment, he had served since 2004 as the Administrative Judge of the Eleventh Judicial District, Supreme Court, Queens County. Judge Leach was appointed as a Judge of the Criminal Court of the City of New York by Mayor David N. Dinkins in 1993, reappointed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in 2002, while serving as an Acting Justice of the Supreme Court, and was elected a Justice of Supreme Court in November 2003. He has taught Business Law at York College, CUNY, since 1982.
  • Howard B. Glaser will serve as Director of State Operations and Senior Policy Advisor to the Governor. During the Clinton Administration, Mr. Glaser served in several senior management roles at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, including Counselor to the Secretary, Deputy General Counsel and Deputy Assistant Secretary. After leaving HUD, Mr. Glaser was Senior Vice President and General Counsel to the Mortgage Bankers Association in Washington, DC. At the state level, Mr. Glaser served at the Department of Taxation and Finance as Special Assistant to the Commissioner and in the Executive Chamber as Special Assistant to the Governor.
  • Jeremy Creelan will serve as Special Counsel for Public Integrity and Ethics Reform. Mr. Creelan is currently a partner at the law firm Jenner & Block LLP. Mr. Creelan joined Jenner & Block after serving as Deputy Director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. At the Brennan Center, he developed numerous high-profile cases to reform New York’s election laws to protect voters’ rights and reduce corruption, advocated for democratic reforms in such areas as ethics and campaign finance, and published a comprehensive analysis of the legislative process in the New York State Assembly and Senate. In 1998-99, he clerked for the Honorable Denise L. Cote, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
  • Benjamin Lawsky will serve as Chief of Staff. Mr. Lawsky was appointed Deputy Counselor and Special Assistant to the Attorney General in January 2007. In the Attorney General’s Office, Mr. Lawsky led the nationwide investigation of the student loan industry and oversaw the investigations of Wall Street bonuses and the Bank of America-Merrill Lynch merger. Mr. Lawsky also served as General Counsel of the Cuomo 2010 campaign. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, Mr. Lawsky served from late 2001 until 2007 as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he prosecuted securities fraud, organized crime, and terrorism cases. Prior to that, Mr. Lawsky was Chief Counsel to Senator Charles E. Schumer. From 1997 to 1999, he was a Trial Attorney in the Civil Division of the Department of Justice in Washington.
  • Adam Cohen will serve as Special Policy Advisor. Mr. Cohen is a Lecturer at Yale Law School and a fellow at the Yale Information Society Project. He was a member of the New York Times Editorial Board from 2002-2010, and before that, a journalist and a lawyer, a law fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama, and a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He is the author of Nothing to Fear: FDR’s Inner Circle and the Hundred Days that Created Modern America and The Perfect Store: Inside eBay, and the co-author of American Pharaoh: Richard J. Daley: His Battle for Chicago and the Nation.”

Governor Paterson Announces Program to Finance Energy Efficiency Work and Create Jobs in Green Economy
Governor David A. Paterson announced the beginning of a New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) program to provide homeowners with free or reduced-priced energy assessments and low-interest loans to finance energy-saving improvements. The program was the result of the Green Jobs-Green New York Act enacted by the Legislature and signed into law by the Governor last year. For more information, click here.

CURRENT RFPS

The following Request for Proposals have been recently issued by City and State government

GSD_Environmental Consultant (due December 13, 2010)The NYCHA seeks a qualified environmental consultant firm to provide Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment and Phase II – Environmental Site Investigation at Prospect Plaza, proposed site for redevelopment. For more information, click here.

Young Adult Internship Programs (due December 15, 2010) – In 2006, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg created the Commission for Economic Opportunity (Commission) to examine nontraditional approaches to addressing poverty in New York City (City). The Commission’s recommendations, released in September 2006, identified young adults as an important target population for anti-poverty efforts. Citing a range of labor market challenges, the Commission recommended that strategies be adopted to re-engage youth who are disconnected from school and work. For more information, click here.

Tier II Family Shelters (due December 15, 2010) – The Department of Homeless Services (“DHS”, “Agency” or “Department”) is seeking appropriately qualified vendors to operate Privately Owned Tier II Family Residences. Tier II Residences, which are required to be operated in accordance with New York State Codes, Rules and Regulations, Title 18, Part 900 (18 NYCRR 900), provide temporary housing accommodations and social services to homeless families until permanent housing alternatives become available. To download the RFP, click here.

Consultant Services for the New York City Human Services Data Project (HS Data) – New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) is soliciting proposals from prospective proposers to support the Human Services Data Project in developing financial analysis and common performance measures for Client and Community Based Service (CCS) providers in New York City. DoiTT is seeking to award up to two (2) contracts for the following two options: Option 1 Performance Outcome Measures and Option 2 Financial Health Measurement. For more information on this, click here.

Zerega-Havemeyer Industrial (due December 17, 2010) – Seeking proposals for the sale of an approximately 99,370 square foot parcel of land located on Block 3540, Lots 29 and 40, in the Zerega/Castle Hill section of the Bronx (the “Site”). The Site is part of the Zerega Industrial Business Zone. To download the RFP, click here.

City-Owned Tier II Residential Shelters (due December 21, 2010) – The Department of Homeless Services is seeking appropriately qualified vendors to operate city-owned Tier II Residential Shelters for Homeless Families located at Blake Avenue in Brooklyn, Briarwood in Queens and Nelson Avenue Shelter in the Bronx. Tier II residences, To download the RFP, click here.

Gifted and Talented Assessment Program (due January 5, 2011) – The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), on behalf of the Division of Performance and Accountability, is seeking proposals to provide a standardized, comprehensive testing program aimed at identifying qualified students for placement into Gifted and Talented (G and T) programs throughout the city. For more information, click here.

Fatherhood Program (due January 10, 2011) – Building on the success of a hallmark Fatherhood Initiative begun in 2002, the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is seeking appropriately qualified organizations to operate Fatherhood Programs in New York City (City). Each Fatherhood Program will address the needs of non-custodial fathers aged 16 and over. There will be separate competitions for three specific groups: young fathers (16 to 24 years of age), fathers over 24 years of age, and fathers with prior involvement in the criminal justice system. To download this RFP, click here.

M/W/DBE Mobilization Loan Program, Consultant Services, RFP (due January 13, 2011) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking commercial lenders and community development financial institutions (CDFIs) to make business loans to certified minority, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises (“M/W/DBE(s)”) that hold contracts on NYCEDC construction projects. The loans are to be utilized to meet long lead equipment, material and/or labor costs related to projects. For more information, click here.

Former Taystee Bakery Complex RFEI (due January 19, 2011) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) is seeking expressions of interest for the purchase and redevelopment of the former Taystee Bakery complex (the “Site”) located in the West Harlem neighborhood of New York, New York. To download the RFEI, click here.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 Restaurant Concession RFP (due January 25, 2011) – Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) announced the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a restaurant concession on Pier 6 at the foot of Atlantic Avenue, the southern gateway to the Park. The restaurant concession includes the 2,000 sq. ft. indoor restaurant, an adjacent outdoor terrace and a rooftop seating area. This premier location provides a unique opportunity to lease, fit out, and operate a waterfront restaurant in a beautiful park setting. For more information and to download the RFP, click here.

Bush Terminal Ground-Up Development (due January 28, 2011) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) seeks proposals for the lease of an approximately 130,000 square foot parcel of land located on Block 725, part of Lot 1, in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn (the “Site”). The Site is part of the Bush Terminal Campus and the Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Business Zone. Through this Request For Proposals (“RFP”), NYCEDC is seeking developers or users of industrial and/or manufacturing space, to lease and redevelop the Site for an as-of-right industrial use as permitted within a M3-1 zoning. A successful RFP will accomplish the following goals: (1) enable and enhance the growth of the City’s industrial and/or manufacturing base through the redevelopment of the Site, (2) protect and create industrial jobs, (3) create a financially feasible and economically viable project, (4) expand and preserve quality jobs for local residents, and (5) serve as a physical example of high-quality, sustainable design and construction. To download this RFP, click here.

Brooklyn Municipal Building Retail (due: February 7, 2011) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”), on behalf of the City of New York, is seeking proposals from qualified developers and/or commercial businesses to purchase or lease and redevelop an approximately 37,000 square foot space in the western portion of the ground and second floors of 210 Joralemon Street. For more information, click here.

Housing and Shelter for Persons with AIDS (extended: due April 30, 2011) – For more information, click here.

121 West 125th Street Retail Space for Lease (due July 29, 2011) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) is seeking to lease retail spaces ranging from 800 square feet to 4,000 square feet for retail uses at 121 West 125th Street located in Manhattan. NYCEDC wishes to enter into leases with companies to provide services to residents in the neighborhood and to the neighboring communities. For more information, click here.

Urbancanvas (due October 14, 2012) – The urbancanvas Design Competition was a challenge to professional artists and designers to create printed designs for temporary protective structures at construction sites to beautify New York City’s streetscape. The competition sought complementary proposals for designs to enliven different types of temporary protective structures located on City-owned property: construction fences, sidewalk sheds, supported scaffolds and cocoon systems. For more information, click here.

NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL STATED MEETING AGENDA

On December 8, the Council held a stated meeting where they passed and introduced new legislation and land use items. The agenda can be found here.

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE week of 12/03 – 12/10

Please note that this calendar is subject to change.

Committee on Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and Disability Services (Jointly with the Committee on Transportation)
Date: Monday, December 13th
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor
Agenda: Intro 433 – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring that any new taxicab design, approved by the taxi and limousine commission, be accessible to wheelchair users.

Committee on Contracts
Date: Monday, December 13th
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Oversight – Public Hearing on Contract Awards

Committee on Finance (Jointly with Committee on Higher Education and Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services)
Date: Monday, December 13th
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: 1 PM to 2:30 PM Oversight – An examination of the November Financial Plan (CUNY)
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM Oversight – FDNY
4:00 PM – Public

Committee on Veterans
Date: Monday, December 13th
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System – 423 East 23rd Street
Agenda: Tour: Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System

Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises
Date: Tuesday, December 14th
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor
Agenda: Agenda can be found here.

Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses
Date: Tuesday, December 14th
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor
Agenda: Agenda can be found here.

Committee on Community Development (Jointly with the Committee on Small Business and Committee on Economic Development)
Date: Tuesday, December 14th
Time: 11:30 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16h Floor
Agenda: Oversight – When Wal-Mart Comes to Town: The Effect on Small Businesses and Communities: A Historical and Prospective View.

Committee on Public Housing
Date: Tuesday, December 14th
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: NYCHA’s Customer Contact Center – 23-02 49th Avenue Long Island City, NY
Agenda: Tour: NYCHA’s Customer Contact Center

Committee on Juvenile Justice (Jointly with the Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services)
Date: Wednesday, December 15th
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Oversight – Jail Violence at Adult and Adolescent Facilities on Rikers Island.

Committee on Immigration (Jointly with the Committee on Higher Education)
Date: Wednesday, December 15th
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Oversight – Barriers Commonly Faced by Immigrants to Higher Education and Licensure.

Committee on Housing and Buildings
Date: Wednesday, December 15th
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the alternative enforcement program.

Committee on Civil Service and Labor
Date: Wednesday, December 15th
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Department of Citywide Administrative Services – Brooklyn Application and Computerized Testing Center – 210 Joralemon Street
Agenda: Tour: Department of Citywide Administrative Services Brooklyn Application and Computerized Testing Center

Committee on Land Use
Date: Thursday, December 16th
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Hearing Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Agenda can be found here.

Committee on Consumer Affairs
Date: Thursday, December 16th
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor
Agenda: Oversight – Prepaid Debit Cards, Predatory Fees and Financial Literacy.

Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations (Jointly with the Committee on Women’s Issues)
Date: Thursday, December 16th
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Oversight – Equal Opportunities for Women in the Arts

Committee on Environmental Protection
Date: Thursday, December 16th
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Oversight – Could the Proposed Casino Project in Sullivan County Spur Development in the Catskills that Could Adversely Affect the New York City’s Drinking Water Supply Watershed?

Committee on Education (Jointly with the Committee on Public Safety and the Committee on Juvenile Justice)
Date: Thursday, December 16th
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor
Agenda: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reports on school discipline and police department activity relating to schools.

Committee on Health
Date: Friday, December 17th
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor
Agenda: Intro 328 – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York in relation to increasing the fee for licensing a dog that is not spayed or neutered.
Intro 425 – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting pet owners from restraining animals outdoors for longer than three hours in any continuous twelve hour period.

Committee on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment (Jointly with the Committee on Waterfronts)
Date: Friday, December 17th
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor
Agenda: Oversight – Update on Governors Island

Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
Date: Friday, December 17th
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Oversight – Recycling of Grease and Oil from New York City Restaurants.