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Affairs and Appointments – January 20, 2012

Affairs and Appointments – January 20, 2012

NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT weekly update

  • Mayor Bloomberg Announces Target As Title Education Sponsor of NYC Civic Corps, After Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service
  • Mayor Bloomberg Signs Three Bills
  • Mayor Bloomberg Meets With Teachers and Students to Discuss Next Steps in Education Reform
  • Comptroller John C. Liu Expands Pension Funds’ Commitment to Minority and Women Investment Managers by $500 Million
  • Public Advocate de Blasio Starts Citizen Campaign Calling On SEC To Flex Its Muscles To End Secret Corporate Spending In Elections
  • Council Votes to Ease Parking Regulation

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT weekly update

  • Governor Cuomo’s 2012 Executive Budget and Reform Plan Outlines Vision to Continue Building a New New York
  • Governor Cuomo Announces Jerome Hauer Unanimously Confirmed as Commissioner of DHSES
  • Governor Cuomo Launches New Interactive Website as Part of Building a New NY Campaign
  • Governor Cuomo Signs Executive Order to Reform Excessive Compensation at State-Funded Service Providers
  • A.G. Schneiderman Announces Settlements Requiring Health Insurers to Publish Accurate Provider Directories

CURRENT RFPs

  • New this week:
    • EDC: NYC Next Generation Tech Challenge

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE Week of 1/23 – 1/27


NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Target As Title Education Sponsor of NYC Civic Corps, After Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service
One day after Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg led more than 350 New Yorkers in school beautification and literacy projects to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy on the MLK National Day of Service, Mayor Bloomberg announced that Target will become the title education sponsor of the NYC Civic Corps, focusing its support on education-focused Civic Corps host sites. The NYC Civic Corps, a specially trained group of AmeriCorps members, work at nonprofit organizations and City agencies to increase their volunteer capacity and serve a greater number of New Yorkers in need. The third class of NYC Civic Corps members is currently halfway through their ten-month term of service. They serve in teams at 30 nonprofits and City agencies throughout New York City, and have helped recruit more than 50,000 volunteers so far this year. For more information, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg Signs Three Bills
Intro 749: Extends the date for the submission of the Preliminary Budget to the City Council to February 2nd and extends the date for the submission of the Preliminary Management Report to the City Council to February 16th.
Intro 567-A: Requires the Department of Transportation to post on its web site information relating to the conditions of New York City streets.
Intro 585-A: Regulates Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in carpets, carpet cushions and carpet adhesives.

Mayor Bloomberg Meets With Teachers and Students to Discuss Next Steps in Education Reform
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg met with teachers and students at the Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science to discuss next steps in the education reform plan he unveiled last week in the State of the City address. The Mayor joined a high school physics and English class to hear about their progress, and review his proposals to continue improvements in student achievement and public education. For more information, click here.

Comptroller John C. Liu Expands Pension Funds’ Commitment to Minority and Women Investment Managers by $500 Million
Comptroller John C. Liu announced the New York City Pension Funds will seek to expand their commitment to minority and women investment managers by $500 million, which will solidify the City’s position as one of the top pension systems in the nation doing business with minority and women-owned enterprises (MWBEs). “This $500 million commitment is another step in ensuring that minority and women-owned firms have more opportunities to compete for City business,” Comptroller Liu said. “It also ensures that the City has access to the best and brightest in the financial industry. When we increase opportunities, we increase competition and that ultimately benefits taxpayers.” With’s announcement, the pension funds will seek to grow their commitment to MWBE investment managers by $500 million – on top of the $6 billion already under management by MWBE firms. The funds oversee a combined $115 billion. For more information, click here.

Public Advocate de Blasio Starts Citizen Campaign Calling On SEC To Flex Its Muscles To End Secret Corporate Spending In Elections
In advance of the Saturday anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has launched a campaign urging citizens to join him in demanding that corporations once and for all come clean and disclose their political spending. Partnering with de Blasio in this effort is Common Cause/NY, Citizen Action of NY & NYC, Coalition for Accountability in Political Spending (CAPS), Make the Road NY, and members of the New York City Council Progressive Caucus, including Council Members Margaret Chin, Daniel Dromm, Letitia James, Brad Lander, Stephen Levin, Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Deborah Rose. For more information, click here.

Council Votes to Ease Parking Regulation
The City Council voted on the Fair Parking Legislative package – three bills intended to make parking enforcement fairer and to eliminate excessive ticketing in New York City. The first bill, presented by Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn during her 2011 State of the City address, would help drivers who receive a parking ticket while in the process of paying for a muni-meter spot. Under the legislation, Traffic Enforcement Agents, with electronic ticketing devices, will now be able – and required – to cancel the ticket immediately, averting the need for New Yorkers to dispute it later, saving them time and effort. For more information, click here.

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT

Governor Cuomo’s 2012 Executive Budget and Reform Plan Outlines Vision to Continue Building a New New York
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled his 2012-13 Executive Budget and Reform Plan, which expands on the historic reforms enacted last year to continue building a New New York. As a result of the tough decisions and bipartisan cooperation of the past year, the State is able to close the current deficit without broad cuts, new taxes, fees or gimmicks. In addition, the Governor’s Executive Budget proposes major reforms to reduce the cost of government for taxpayers, implements accountability in our schools to put students first, and puts the State in a position to leverage billions of dollars in private sector investment to grow the economy and create jobs. For more information, click here.

Governor Cuomo Announces Jerome Hauer Unanimously Confirmed as Commissioner of DHSES
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the New York State Senate unanimously confirmed Jerome M. Hauer as Commissioner of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES). DHSES includes the Office of Counterterrorism, Office of Cyber Security, Office of Fire Prevention and Control, Office of Interoperable and Emergency Communications, and the Office of Emergency Management. The Division is responsible for helping to prepare for and respond to terrorism and other man-made and natural disasters.For more information, click here.

Governor Cuomo Launches New Interactive Website as Part of Building a New NY Campaign
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo launched a new interactive website as part of his campaign to build a new New York. The website – www.NYGetInvolved.com – will bring New Yorkers together to learn about the Governor’s agenda and to help inform the public about the latest on key initiatives. The new website features extensive information about Governor Cuomo’s 2012-2013 Executive Budget and Reform Plan, including details about the Governor’s pro-growth economic blueprint for New York. Through the new website, New Yorkers can get the latest news from Governor Cuomo on important issues and have easy access to the resources and information they need to get involved in shaping the future of their state. For more information, click here.

Governor Cuomo Signs Executive Order to Reform Excessive Compensation at State-Funded Service Providers
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed an Executive Order to limit spending for administrative costs and executive compensation at state-funded service providers.
"We must make sure that taxpayers’ dollars are always used efficiently and effectively to improve the lives of New Yorkers," Governor Cuomo said. "This Executive Order will prevent public funds from being diverted to excessive compensation and unnecessary administrative costs, and will ensure that taxpayer dollars are being used to help New Yorkers in need."For more information, click here.

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Settlements Requiring Health Insurers to Publish Accurate Provider Directories
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced settlements with eight major health insurance companies, requiring them to ensure the accuracy of provider directories posted on their websites by removing providers who no longer participate with the plans and correcting listing errors for providers who are in the plans. The settlements also require insurers to implement new business practices for updating their online provider directories in a timely manner going forward, and to pay restitution to consumers who paid more than they should have because they went to providers their insurers erroneously listed as in-network. For more information, click here.

CURRENT RFP’s

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

TIER II (January 24, 2012) – DHS is seeking appropriately qualified vendors to operate 4 city owned Family Shelter for homeless families located as follows: Freeman Residence located at 999 Freeman Street, Bronx, NY 10459; Seneca Residence located at 1215-25 Seneca Avenue, Bronx, NY 10474; Regent Residence, 2720 Broadway, Bronx, NY 10025 and University Residence located 1041 at University Avenue, Bronx, NY 10452. A Pre- Proposal Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., located at 33 Beaver Street, 13th Floor Conference Room, New York, NY 10004. Attendance at the pre-proposal conference is optional but proposers are strongly encouraged to attend. Please bring appropriate identification for security clearance. For more information, click here.

Site Acquisition and SEQR (State Environmental Quality Review) Services (January 24, 2012) – “Please see attachment in City Record Online for additional details. To gain access to the attachment, please register with City Record Online at the following link:
http://a856-internet.nyc.gov/nycvendoronline/VendorShort/asp/ShortFormInfo.asp” For more information, click here.

Real Estate Advisory and Tenant Representative Services (January 25, 2012) – The SCA requires the services of consultant to assist in the site identification process, and negotiation of new leases and lease renewals, and the purchase of new school construction sites. For more information, click here.

Consultant Services, NYC Media Lab (January 25, 2012) – NYCEDC seeks to facilitate greater cooperation between industry and academia on generating intellectual property and new research, through the oversight of NYC Media Lab, a project launched in 2009. Activities of the NYC Media Lab might include increasing research relationships between private sector and university researchers, fundraising and growing NYC Media Lab memberships, coordinating research panels and lectures, and hosting networking events – all with the goal of fostering greater local private sector-university collaboration. For more information, click here.

The Renovation, Operation, and Maintenance of the Carousels at Forest Park and Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens (January 27, 2012) – Parks is issuing a Request for Proposals for the renovation, operation, and maintenance of the carousel and snack bar and the optional development, operation and maintenance of a family amusement venue at Forest Park, Queens; the renovation, operation, and maintenance of the carousel, the optional operation of up to three (3) mobile food units and up to two (2) souvenir carts, and the optional development, operation and maintenance of children’s amusement rides at Flushing Meadow Corona Park, Queens Parks will hold a recommended on-site proposer meeting and site tour for the Forest Park location on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 11:30 AM. For more information, click here.

Skyport Parking Facility and Gas Station (January 31, 2012) – Apple Industrial Development Corp. (“Apple”) is seeking proposals from one or more experienced, professional operators operate and manage a parking facility and/or gas station within the Skyport Facility located at 2430 FDR Drive East Service Road (i.e. 23rd Street and the East River) in the Stuyvesant Cove neighborhood of Manhattan, New York. Respondents may choose to submit a proposal to operate and manage either the parking facility, gas station or both. A separate proposal is required for each operation. There will be an optional information session and site visit on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from Apple no later than Friday, January 13, 2012 at 5:00 PM. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed to skyportparkingandgas@nycedc.com. For all questions that do not pertain to the subject matter of this RFP please contact NYCEDC’s Contracts Hotline at (212) 312-3969. Answers to questions and clarifications will be posted by Friday, January 20, 2012, to www.nycedc.com/RFP. For more information, click here.

Environmental Consulting and Engineering Related Services (February 3, 2012) – The New York City Department of City Planning (the Agency), Studies Implementation Division is seeking qualified environmental consulting and engineering firms or teams to perform environmental consulting and engineering related services for various agency initiated land use actions pursuant to an “On-Call Consultant Contract” to be utilized on an as-needed basis. The land use actions in question are anticipated to include, among others, significant area wide rezoning actions sponsored by the Agency in one or more boroughs. These services would include. a full range of report preparation, including preparation of Environmental Assessment Statements (EAS), Scoping Documents, Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), and other related services, as appropriate. When the need arises for such services with respect to a specific land use action, the Director would issue a Task Order and the Consultant would timely provide the services in accordance with that Task Order, either directly through its own employees and/or through one or more sub-consultants. The consultant will not be guaranteed a minimum dollar value amount nor a minimum volume of work under the subject contract. This procurement is subject to participation goals for MBEs and or WBEs as required by Local Law 129. For more information, click here.

NYC Justice Corps Program Expansion (February 09, 2012) – John Jay College of Criminal Justice, with funding from the New York City Center for Economic Opportunity, is seeking 2-3 qualified community-based organizations to operate the NYC Justice Corps. Serving 18-24 year olds who reside in targeted communities and are involved with the criminal justice system, the NYC Justice Corps will engage 300 young men and women annually. The NYC Justice corps will provide participants with twelve months of services: a six-nine month intensive service phase including community benefit projects, job readiness, case management, educational programming, internships, and job placement, followed by alumni support services for the remainder of the program year. Prospective proposers must download the RFP from the following website: (www.jjay.cuny.edu/pri) For more information, click here.

Coney Stillwell RFEI (February 13, 2012) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”), on behalf of the City of New York (“City”), is seeking proposals from qualified developers and/or commercial businesses to purchase and redevelop an approximately 48,580 square foot property (“Site”) located at 2658 Stillwell Avenue on the Coney Island peninsula in southern Brooklyn. Situated just south of the Belt Parkway, the Site is a highly visible and accessible parcel positioned at the gateway to the world famous amusement area, which is undergoing an exciting revitalization and ongoing transformation.This RFEI is not a formal offering of the Site. However NYCEDC reserves the right to enter into negotiations with respondent(s) on the basis of the responses to this RFEI without engaging in further processes. NYCEDC and the City reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to withdraw the RFEI; to choose to discuss various approaches with one or more respondents (including those not responding to the RFEI); and/or to use the ideas or proposals submitted in any manner deemed to be in the best interests of NYCEDC and the City, including but not limited to soliciting competitive submissions relating to such ideas or proposals. NYCEDC and the City likewise reserve the right, at any time, to change any terms of the RFEI. For more information, click here.

Cultural Development Fund (February 13, 2012) – The Cultural Development Fund (CDF) enables qualifying cultural organizations to apply for grants from the Department of Cultural Affairs. For information on the program, please click here.

NYC Next Generation Tech Challenge (February 14, 2012) – NYCEDC, working with the City Department of Education (“DOE”), is seeking to develop a business, entrepreneurship, and technology business plan competition and mentorship program for high school students with a focus on disadvantaged students. The main components of the program will be (1) a youth team business plan competition, (2) educational workshops and exposure to technology applications across industries, and (3) mentorship from local tech professionals and university students. Companies who have been certified with the New York City Department of Small Business Services as Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (“M/WBE”) are strongly encouraged to apply. To learn more about M/WBE certification and NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, please visit http://www.nycedc.com/opportunitymwdbe. An optional pre-proposal information session will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at NYCEDC. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by e-mail. For more information, click here.

Project Pop-Up (February 14, 2012) – In January 2010, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in partnership with fashion industry stakeholders, launched Fashion.NYC.2020, a strategic study to identify the important trends affecting the industry and to develop actionable initiatives based on such findings. The industry Chairs for Fashion.NYC.2020 are Richard Darling, CEO of LF USA; Diane von Furstenberg, Chairman and Founder, Diane von Furstenberg Studio L.P., and President, Council of Fashion Designers of America; Terry Lundgren, Chairman, President and CEO of Macy’s, Inc.; Andrew Rosen, CEO of Theory; and Kevin Ryan, CEO of Gilt Groupe. A key growth opportunity identified through Fashion.NYC.2020 is the need to grow the number of innovative multi-channel fashion retailers based in the City, especially given the explosive sales growth of online retail. As part of this effort, it is important to recognize and promote promising nascent multi-channel retail concepts. One way to do so is through a competition to reward relatively young, high-growth-potential City-based retailer(s) with support in the form of a temporary pop-up shop, PR/marketing assistance, and business mentors, among other prizes. NYCEDC is issuing a request for proposals (“RFP”) from respondents who wish to enter into a contract to develop and execute the Program. For more information, click here.

Industrial Business Improvement Districts Development (February 22, 2012) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking consultant services in support of the development and planning of new industrial Business Improvement Districts (Industrial BID) or the expansion of existing Industrial BIDs in M-zoned districts in New York City. Proposals for areas located within Industrial Business Zones and Industrial Ombudsman Areas (IOAs) are encouraged. NYCEDC seeks to provide targeted and innovative support to the industrial community through the creation of new Industrial BIDs. The new Industrial BIDs will improve the efficiency and functioning of the industrial sector in New York City by providing unique services that are targeted to the variety of issues facing industrial communities. The Industrial BIDs will provide a sustainable source of funding for the proposed industrial districts, thereby ensuring their stability and spurring their growth. For more information, click here.

FY 2013 New York City Capital Funding Application (February 28, 2012) – Organizations seeking to secure FY 2013 New York City Capital funds can apply for funding allocations through the Borough Presidents, New York City Council and the Administration. For instructions on cultural projects, please click here, for information on non-cultural projects, please click here.

Universal PreKindergarten Services (March 5, 2012) – The proposal process is intended to identify eligible high-quality early childhood providers who are willing to collaborate with the Office of Early Childhood Education UPK Field Office(s) to implement the Universal Prekindergarten Program in New York City districts with a high need for prekindergarten seats. This RFP is open to providers serving any of New York City’s 32 community school districts. However, providers serving districts 10, 12, 17, 19, 23, and sites accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) are strongly encouraged to apply. This proposal seeks vendors who can provide a consistent weekly schedule for a half day program (2.5 hours per day, between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, 5 days per week for 180 days of the school year). The information received through the proposal process will be used by a UPK Field Office to award a contract to an early childhood provider who demonstrates the ability to comply with the requirements of the New York City Department of Education’s Universal Prekindergarten Program goals, objectives and regulations. The term of the contract will be July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2015 and, at the NYC DOE’s option, the contract may be extended for two (2) additional one-year periods or one (1) additional period of two (2) years. Vendors with existing contracts with Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) for Child Care and/or Head Start contracts will not be invited to respond to this Request for Proposal. For more information, click here.

Saratoga Square (due May 18, 2012) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) seeks proposals for the sale or lease of an approximately 25,762 square foot parcel of land located on Block 1557, Lots 3, 4, 23, 26, 28, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, and 37 in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn (the “Site”). Through this Request For Proposals (“RFP”), NYCEDC is seeking individuals or organizations to develop the Site for a use that maximizes the creation of jobs for local residents, generates proceeds attributed to new development from tax revenue and purchase price/ground rent, and is contextually appropriate in terms of both design and use. For more information, click here.

Halleck Industrial Development Site at Hunts Point (due May 23, 2012) – The New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”), on behalf of the New York City Department of Small Business Services (“SBS”), is seeking qualified proposals to develop an unimproved parcel of land in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx under a long term ground lease. The parcel, known as the Halleck Industrial Development Site, is a prime, shovel-ready site for new construction of a modern industrial facility. For more information, click here.

Industrial Space Modernization (December 12, 2012) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”), on behalf of the City of New York (the “City”), is seeking proposals from qualified individuals, organizations or companies (“Respondents”) to renovate and reactivate, via subdivision, privately-held vacant industrial building/space(s) in New York City that face challenges leasing to modern manufacturers and industrial companies. NYCEDC, in cooperation with the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”), intends to disburse up to $8 million from the City Council Small Manufacturing Investment Fund (the “Industrial Fund”) to incentivize one or more property owners and developers to make capital improvements related to the subdivision and modernization of their industrial spaces. Both not-for-profit and for-profit Respondents are encouraged to submit proposals. The primary programmatic goal for the use of the funds is the subdivision of large floor plates tailored to the space needs of smaller industrial businesses throughout New York City as described above. Secondary programmatic goals for the Industrial Fund include, but are not limited to:
1. Improvement of space where leasing ability has been limited due to a lack of capital investment
2. Preservation of existing industrial space at affordable rents
3. Modernization of obsolete industrial space
4. Investment in raw industrial space to make available for leasing
For more information, click here.

Non-Secure Detention Group Homes (due May 31, 2013) – ACS Division of Youth and Family Justice is soliciting applications from organizations interested in operating non- secure detention group homes in New York City. This is an open-ended solicitation. For more information, click here.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Our new feature Food for Thought presents recently issued policy or research reports which you may find of interest.

Recognizing the Benefits of Energy Efficiency in Multifamily Underwriting

Our nation’s multifamily buildings contain billions of dollars of energy savings potential. A 2009 study by McKinsey and Company estimated that the capital required to unlock energy
efficiency opportunities in low-income residential buildings between 2009 and 2020 is approximately $46 billion, and would provide a present value of $80 billion in savings. Almost a quarter of this energy efficiency potential is in multifamily buildings. The capital to unlock these improvements is usually not readily available. Energy savings potential could be utilized to support requests for additional capital. Conventional lenders, however, treat energy savings projections skeptically and virtually never incorporate them in the underwriting models that determine the sizing of loans. Rather, they rely on historic building performance or industry standards, not forward-looking projections. To continue reading the report, click here.

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE week of 1/23 – 1/27

Please note that this calendar is subject to change.

Committee on Finance (Jointly with the Committee on Aging)
Date: Monday, January 23, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Fl.
Agenda: Intro 0731: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the administration of the senior citizen rent increase exemption program.

Committee on Public Housing
Date: Monday, January 23, 2012
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14h Fl.
Agenda: Oversight – Resident Participation in NYCHA Developments.

Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Hearing Room, 16th Fl.
Agenda: For more information, click here.

Subcommittee on Planning, Dispositions and Concessions
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Time: 11:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Hearing Room, 16th Fl.
Agenda: For more information, click here.

Committee on Health (Jointly with the Committee on General Welfare)
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Fl.
Agenda: Intro 0751: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a child fatality review advisory team.
Intro 0753: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to track and report deaths of homeless persons in the city of New York.

Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Fl.
Agenda: For more information, click here.

Committee on Transportation
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Fl.
Agenda: Intro 0183: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to audible pedestrian signals.
Intro 0487: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the installation of detectable warning surfaces.
Intro 0745: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of transportation to post on its website a list of all major street redesigns in a format accessible to people with disabilities.

Committee on Immigration
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Fl.
Agenda: For more information, click here.

Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Fl.
Agenda: Oversight – Increasing Health Insurance Access to Artists.

Committee on Finance
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Fl.
Agenda: Intro 0729: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of
New York, in relation to the posting of material terms of contracts entered into by the city on a newly created public, online searchable database.

Committee on Consumer Affairs
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2012
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Fl.
Agenda: Oversight – Home Improvement Contractors in New York City–Tools for Fair Dealing.

Committee on Land Use
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Fl.
Agenda: For more information, click here.

Committee on Economic Development
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2012
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Fl.
Agenda: Oversight – NYC & Company, Inc.: “New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization”.

Committee on Waterfronts
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2012
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Fl.
Agenda: Intro 0740: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to discharges in certain designated bodies of water.

Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2012
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Hearing Room, 14th Fl.
Agenda: Oversight – Examining the Role of the NYC Department of Probation in the Adult Court Process from Investigation to Supervision.

Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management (Jointly with the Committee on Contracts)
Date: Friday, January 27, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Fl.
Agenda: Oversight – Examining the City’s Compliance with Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Laws.

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