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Affairs and Appointments – July 30, 2010

Affairs and Appointments – July 30, 2010

NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT weekly update

  • Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn Announce Agreement on Steps to Improve City’s Air Quality
  • Council Approves Key Land Developments In Brooklyn and Queens
  • Speaker Christine C. Quinn, the Literacy Assistance Center, the New York City Departmentof Education, the Department of Small Business Services and the New York Community Trust Launch GED Compass.
  • Mayor Bloomberg Announces Formation of the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT weekly update

  • Governor Paterson Signs 83 Bills into Law

CURRENT RFPs

  • New this week:
    • EDC: On-Call Internal Auditing Consultant
    • EDC: Brooklyn Flatlands Property Sale
    • EDC: JFK Site Lease

NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL STATED MEETING AGENDA

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE week of 8/2 – 8/6


NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT

Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn Announce Agreement on Steps to Improve City’s Air Quality
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced an agreement on Intro 194-A, legislation that will significantly reduce air pollution, promote the use of alternative fuels, create new “green jobs” and improve the overall air quality in New York City. For more information, click here.

Council Approves Key Land Developments In Brooklyn and Queens
The Council approved proposals for the New Domino complex on the Williamsburg waterfront and the Flushing Commons development in Northeast Queens. Taken together, these developments will create nearly 3,000 units of housing, 800 of which are affordable. Both projects will result in 4.5 acres of public space and more than 732,000 square feet of commercial and retail space. For more information, click here.

Speaker Christine C. Quinn,theLiteracy AssistanceCenter theNew York City Departmentof Education, the Department of SmallBusiness Servicesand the New York Community Trust Launch GED Compass
Speaker Christine C. Quinn, as part of her effort to improve the GED system, announced the launch of GED COMPASS, a web portal that will centralize New York City’s General Education Development (GED) testing seats and provide information on how to prepare for the GED test. For more information, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Formation of the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced the creation ofthe Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. The existing Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting has joined with NYC Media, the official television, radio and online network of the City of New York, to create a single entity that will also perform citywide digital coordination functions as the use of social media becomes more prevalent. The planned merger, announced by Mayor Bloomberg in his 2010 State of the City speech, aims to integrate and expand the City’s diverse media industries and spur the development of innovative new media technologies and uses. Commissioner Katherine Oliver, who was appointed Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting on August 1, 2002, and has been the President of NYC Media since April 2009, will oversee the new office and serve as Commissioner. Since January, Commissioner Oliver has worked with her staff and the Departments of Information Technology and Telecommunications and Small Business Services to implement the changes the Mayor made official in an executive order. For more information, click here.

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT

Governor Paterson Signs 83 Bills into Law
Governor David A. Paterson signed 83 bills into law including legislation that will increase consumer protection by requiring the disclosure of rebates on purchases to consumers, and prohibit the manufacture and sale of products containing bisphenol A. The bills signed today also include a new law that will allow victims of bias-related violence to take legal action against a perpetrator, and protect the lawful possession of hypodermic syringes, among several others.

For information on these bills, click here.

CURRENT RFPS

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

Exploratory Probe and Inspection Services (due August 4, 2010) – The Consultants selected under this solicitation will provide technical engineering assistance to the Authority’s staff as well as engineering consultants in exploratory probe services at various schools when testing is required. There is an increased demand for testing, including the support for Non-Destructive Testing which is also used to help determine construction defects. For more information, click here.

Java Street Pier Site, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (due August 5, 2010) – NYCEDC, on behalf of the New York City Industrial Development Agency (“NYCIDA”), is seeking proposals for the sale and development of an approximately 17,880 square foot underwater parcel of land located on Block 2543, p/o Lot 50, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn (the “Site”). The Site is mostly underwater, except for small triangular portion at the northeast corner of the Site, which is located above the high water mark on the shoreline. The Site is situated at the terminus of Java Street and extends approximately 380 feet westward beyond the bulkhead line into the East River. For more information, click here.

NYCEDC.com Redevelopment (due August 6, 2010) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)is seeking a consultant to redevelop and enhance it’s existing external website to incorporate Web 2.0 functionality, interactivity and improved performancein a manner that will more effectively attract, engage and retain its users. For more information, click here.

Consultant Services, Department of City Planning (DCP) Business Process Reform (due August 13, 2010) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) in conjunction with the New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) is seeking a consultant or consultant team to analyze DCP’s core processes, including the management of the City Charter-mandated land use review process, related business processes (including environmental review), and document management/business systems. For more information, click here.

Bathgate Industrial Site RFP (due August 16, 2010) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”), on behalf of the City of New York (the “City), is seeking proposals for the disposition and development of a vacant industrial property located within the Bathgate Industrial Business Zone in the Bathgate section of the Bronx. The full-block site measures approximately 109,000 square feet, and is situated on Bathgate Ave., just south of the Cross-Bronx Expressway. To download the application, click here.

North Williamsburg Ferry Landing (due August 18, 2010) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) intends to build a passenger ferry landing in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY on the East River. The ferry landing will connect to an existing pier. NYCEDC is seeking a consultant or consultant team to provide resident engineering and inspection services related to the construction of the proposed ferry landing. For more information, click here.

Substructure and Underwater Work at the Cross Bay Bridge (due August 18, 2010) – A site tour is scheduled for Thursday, July 29,2010 at 11:00 am. For more information and instructions, click here.

On-Call Internal Auditing Consultant (due August 27, 2010) – These services will be used to supplement the workload of NYCEDC’s Internal Audit Department, and will be assigned by the Director of Internal Audit. The services will generally be conducted as attestation engagements in accordance with the professional standards of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and may include: agreed-upon procedures, compliance audits, financial statement audits of business partners, contract audits, operational audits and internal control assessments. For more information, click here.

Plan Investment and Administrative Services for NYCHHC (due September 1, 2010) – This Request for Proposals is to select a vendor to provide full administration of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation 403b defined contribution plan, including investment management, record keeping, customer services, and employee education. For more information, click here.

Hub at 149th Street (due September 22, 2010) – The New York City Economic Development Corporation is seeking proposals for the disposition and development of two parcels located within the Bronxchester Urban Renewal Area in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx. The sites are prominently located near the Hub, which is one of the Bronx’s busiest commercial and retail corridors and in close proximity to mass transit. For more information, click here.

JFK Site Lease (due September 24, 2010) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) is seeking proposals for the lease of an approximately 112,466 square foot parcel of land located on Block 14260, p/o Lot 1, in the Springfield Garden/JFK Airport section of Queens (the “Site”). The Site is part of a larger City owned parcel, most of which is leased by the City to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the operation of JFK International Airport. For more information, click here.

Brooklyn Flatlands Property Sale (due September 24, 2010) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”), on behalf of the City of New York, is seeking proposals for the purchase of an approximately 34,000 square foot site located at 3340 Kings Highway in Brooklyn (Block 7669, Lot 17). The purpose of this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) is to solicit proposals from prospective respondents interested in purchasing the Site, subject to an existing ground lease between the City and Yeshiva Rambam, an educational facility. For more information, click here.

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

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE week of 8/2 – 8/6

Please note that this calendar is subject to change.

Committee on Standards and Ethics
Date: Wednesday, August 4
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Hearing Room, 14th Floor
Agenda: Oversight – Rule 10.80 hearing regarding Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez