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Affairs and Appointments – July 8, 2011

Affairs and Appointments – July 8, 2011

NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT weekly update

  • Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn and New York City Clerk McSweeney Announce All City Clerk Offices Will Be Open For Business on Sunday July 24 – The First Day of Marriage Equality in New York
  • Mayor Bloomberg and Walmart Announce Agreement to Contribute and Raise up to $5 Million to Support the City’s Summer Youth Employment Program
  • Mayor Bloomberg And Speaker Quinn Announce 22 New Initiatives to Help Small Industrial Businesses Stay And Grow in New York City
  • Bloomberg Announces More Than Half A Million Public School Students Performed Service Projects As Part of Service In Schools Initiative
  • Comptroller John C. Liu announces NYC Pension Funds Earn 20 Percent Return
  • Schools Chancellor Walcott, Joinedby City Agenciesand Non-Profit Organizations, Announces Outreach Initiativesto Promote Free Summer Mealsfor Children 18and Younger
  • New York City Economic Development Corporation And Elected Officials Announce Infrastructure Work to Begin on Waterside Pier on East River
  • Department of Small Business Services Launches Neighborhood Retail Leasing Program

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT weekly update

  • Governor Cuomo Signs Historic Property Tax Cap Legislation in Erie, Onondaga, and Monroe counties
  • Governor Cuomo Sets Special Elections for September 13 to Coincide with Statewide Primary Day
  • Governor Cuomo Announces Appointment of Sam Hoyt
  • Attorney General Schneiderman Announces $92 Million Settlement With J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Comptroller DiNapoli’s Office Prevented $3.4 Million in Overpayments by New York State Workers Compensation Board

CURRENT RFPs

  • New this week:
    • CHA: Rental And Staffing of Various Rides And Amusements
    • EDC: Five Boroughs Labor Services, Consultant Services
    • HRA: SACAP

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE Week of 7/11 – 7/15


NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT

Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn and New York City Clerk McSweeney Announce All City Clerk Offices Will Be Open For Business on Sunday July 24 – The First Day of Marriage Equality in New York
Michael R. Bloomberg, Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and City Clerk Michael McSweeney announced the New York City Clerk’s offices in all five boroughs will be open for a full day of business on Sunday, July 24th and fully prepared to implement New York State’s new Marriage Equality Law for all couples, whether same or opposite sex. In addition, from Monday, July 25th through Friday, July 29th, all five City Clerk Offices will stay open two hours later than usual. The Mayor, Speaker and Clerk also announced that New York State judges will volunteer to perform ceremonies and review waiver requests of New York State’s 24 hour marriage waiting period on Sunday, July 24th. For more information, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg and Walmart Announce Agreement to Contribute and Raise up to $5 Million to Support the City’s Summer Youth Employment Program
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg,Department of Youth and Community DevelopmentCommissioner Jeanne Mullgrav and Senior Director for the Walmart Foundation Michelle Gilliard announced a $5 million pledge to the Summer Youth Employment Program, which launches its 2011 season. Walmart’s pledge, which bring private-sector support for the City’s summer jobs program to its highest lever ever, will expand the program by up to 3,400 jobs and help mitigate cuts in State and Federal funding. For more information, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg And Speaker Quinn Announce 22 New Initiatives to Help Small Industrial Businesses Stay And Grow in New York City
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Speaker Christine C. Quinn announced a $10 million fund – capitalized by Goldman Sachs – to provide growth capital to New York City food manufacturers, a $10 million fund to transform out-of-date industrial space across the five boroughs, and 20 other initiatives to strengthen the City’s industrial sector and help small industrial businesses stay and grow in New York City. In total, the programs will revitalize, modernize, and preserve up to 9 million square feet of underutilized industrial space, and create and retain up to 30,000 direct and indirect industrial jobs, generate annual payroll earnings of more than $900 million and more than $150 million in City tax revenue.The 22 initiatives will support and strengthen the City’s industrial sector, an integral part of the City’s economy that has faced serious challenges in recent decades, but now offers real opportunities for growth and development. For more information, click here.

Bloomberg Announces More Than Half A Million Public School Students Performed Service Projects As Part of Service In Schools Initiative
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Chief Service Officer Diahann Billings-Burford and Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott announced that 572,229 New York City public schools students have performed 7,874 unique service projects to improve their communities as a part of Service in Schools, an initiative of NYC Service and the Department of Education. Over the past year, students in all five boroughs participated in projects which included planting school gardens, holding canned food drives, and assembling packages for home-bound seniors, among other projects. For more information, click here.

Comptroller John Liu announces NYC Pension Funds Earn 20 Percent Return
Comptroller John C. Liu announced that preliminary numbers indicate the New York City Pension Funds recorded investment returns of more than 20 percent in Fiscal Year 2011, which ended June 30. This is the first time in 13 years the Funds have achieved this mark. The preliminary data indicates the Funds values at approximately $119 billion as of June 30, 2011, which exceeds the $115 billion pre 2008 crash peak, and the June 30, 2010 value of $97.8 billion. For more information, click here.

Schools Chancellor Walcott, Joinedby City Agenciesand Non-Profit Organizations, Announces Outreach Initiativesto Promote Free Summer Mealsfor Children 18and Younger
Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott, joined by City agencies and non-profit organizations, announced outreach initiatives to notify families with children 18 years old and younger about the City’s annual summer meals program, which provides nutritious and tasty meals at no charge. These initiatives include “A Day of Outreach” scheduled for July 16 where volunteers will distribute postcards, posters and information about summer meals in key locations across the city such as playgrounds, community centers and Laundromats. Summer meals are available now through Friday, September 2 at more than 1,000 locations, including pools, schools, libraries, parks, public housing sites, and soup kitchens throughout the five boroughs. For more information, click here.

New York City Economic Development Corporation And Elected Officials Announce Infrastructure Work to Begin on Waterside Pier on East River
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) President Seth W. Pinsky, State Senator Liz Krueger, Assembly member Brian Kavanagh, and Council member Daniel Garodnick, announced that the City will soon begin infrastructure work on Waterside Pier, located between 38th and 41st Street on the East River. The work, which will include the rehabilitation of the pier’s piles and decking, will stabilize the Waterside Pier, and is an important step in making the pier accessible for public use in the future. The infrastructure work on Waterside Pier will be made possible by a $13 million payment Con Edison made to the City to meet the requirements under its previous lease. For more information, click here.

Department of Small Business Services Launches Neighborhood Retail Leasing Program
In a proactive effort to attract new and expanding businesses to the city’s neighborhood commercial districts, the Department of Small Business Services launched a Neighborhood Retail Leasing Program with the goal ofhelping communities to fill vacancies in their commercial corridors and to create a vibrant mix of businesses that serve local neighborhood needs. The SBS Neighborhood Retail Leasing Program provides four pilot neighborhoods with targeted technical assistance to help communities identify the range of retailers that can be supported by their local markets. The program also includes extensive outreach to local property owners, as well as technical training and marketing material necessary to successfully pursue prospective retailers. For more information, click here.

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT

Governor Cuomo Signs Historic Property Tax Cap Legislation in Erie, Onondaga, and Monroe counties
For more information on Erie County, click here.
For more information on Onondaga County, click here.
For more information on Monroe County, click here.

Governor Cuomo Sets Special Elections for September 13 to Coincide with Statewide Primary Day
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo issued proclamations setting special elections for six vacant Assembly seats and the 9th Congressional District for September 13th in order to coincide with New York’s statewide Primary Day.

In addition to the 9th Congressional District, the current Assembly districts with vacancies to be filled on September 13th are:

  • 23rd Assembly District
  • 27th Assembly District
  • 54th Assembly District
  • 73rd Assembly District
  • 116th Assembly District
  • 144th Assembly District

Governor Cuomo Announces Appointment of Sam Hoyt
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the appointment of Sam Hoyt to serve as Senior Vice President for Regional Economic Development at the Empire State Development Corporation.
Mr. Hoyt served as the Assembly representative for the 144th Assembly District located in Western New York. Among his many awards, Mr. Hoyt was honored in 2008 as the Elected Official of the Year by the State Historic Preservation Office and by the American Institute of Architects. In 2009, he sponsored legislation to improve the State Historic Preservation Tax Credit which signed into law in July of that year. For more information, click here.

Attorney General Schneiderman Announces $92 Million Settlement With J.P. Morgan Chase
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a multimillion dollar settlement between J.P. Morgan Chase (JPMC), New York and 24 additional states. Investigations uncovered fraudulent and anticompetitive conduct in the bank’s municipal bond derivative transactions with governments and nonprofits across the country. As a result, JPMC will pay $92 million as part of a coordinated federal and state enforcement agency settlement. Of that amount, $65.5 million will go to a multistate restitution fund for affected governments and nonprofits that entered into municipal derivatives contracts with JPMC between 2001 and 2005.For more information, click here.

Comptroller DiNapoli’s Office Prevented $3.4 Million in Overpayments by New York State Workers Compensation Board
State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s auditors prevented more than $3.4 million in workers’ compensation overpayments during calendar year 2010 according to a report released.DiNapoli’s auditors serve onsite at the Workers Compensation Board and audit payments made out of the five funds used to pay certain workers’ wage compensation and medical claims. During the last four years, the Comptroller’s staff saved the state more than $65 million by preventing board overpayments. For more information, click here.

CURRENT RFP’s

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

Sunset Park Material Recycling Facility (due July 12, 2011) – Sims Municipal Recycling of New York, LLC (SMR) is issuing a public single prime contractor bid for Marine Phase II Work at 472-490 30th Street Pier, Brooklyn,NY, including the furnishing and installation of wharf piles, pipe and sheet piles, pile caps, concrete relieving platforms, wharf fendering system, bollards and fairleads. Also, furnish, install and maintain containment booms and siltation curtains incidental thereto. For more information,click here.

Protective Coating Greenpoint Ave Bridge Over Newton Creek (due July 12, 2011) – For more information, click here.

Universal PreKindergarten Full Day (due July 18, 2011) – This solicitation process is intended to identify providers who are willing to collaborate with DOE Early Childhood Field Office(s) to implement the Universal Prekindergarten Full Day Programs (5 days – 31 hours per week) in New York City districts with a high need for prekindergarten seats. Providers will not be eligible unless they have a contract for ‘11- ’12 school year and have at least two years of UPK services under a DOE contract. Providers serving districts 4,6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 23 and/or 32 and sites accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) are encouraged to apply. For more information, click here.

Sidewalk Shed Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Services at Various Locations (due July 18, 2011) – Apple Industrial Development Corp. (“Apple”) is seeking proposals from experienced scaffolding companies to provide sidewalk shed services at the 25th St. Pier, Moore McCormack Building A; Bush Terminal, Unit B; and Various Sites Apple plans to select the scaffolding company on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: respondent experience and reputation, commitment of personnel, quality of proposal, favorable history, and price. For more information, click here.

Rental And Staffing of Various Rides And Amusements (due July 21, 2011) – NYCHA is seeking to enter into a contract for Rental and Staffing of Various Rides and Amusements in connection with the New York City Housing Authority Annual “Education Through Sports” Summer Carnivals on August 9, 2011 at Prospect Park and August 11, 2011 at Randall’s Island. NYCHA intends to enter into one agreement with the responsible proposer that submits a proposal in conformance with the terms and conditions of the solicitation and determined to have proposed the most advantageous terms to provide the staff along with Rides and Amusements for the Events and perform the Services to NYCHA`s sole satisfaction. For more information, click here.

Insurance Brokerage and Advisory Services (due July 25, 2011) – The New York City Educational Construction Fund is seeking proposal from organizations that are capable of providing insurance brokerage and advisory services to a public benefit corporation organized under the laws of the State of New York. A copy of the request for proposals (RFP) may be obtained from ECF by contacting the Fund at (718) 472-8287. For more information, click here.

East 73rd Street Development (due July 28, 2011) – The New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”), on behalf and at the request of the New York City Department of Sanitation (“DSNY”), is issuing this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for the redevelopment of a DSNY site at 525 East 73rd Street (Lot 15 on Block 1485 of the Borough of Manhattan) on the Upper East Side (the “Site”). The Site is approximately 68,000 square feet, zoned M3-2, and partially occupied by a month-to-month tenant. 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.

Standardized Pedestrian Way Finding System For New York City (due August 8, 2011) – For more information, click here.

Five Boroughs Labor Services, Consultant Services (due August 9, 2011)  New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking a consultant to provide on-site training, supervision and labor for general maintenance services including, but not limited to, graffiti removal, vacant lot cleanup, cleaning out and/or securing of City-owned buildings, minor landscaping, minor concrete work, minor carpentry work, debris removal from City streets, litter removal from City-owned properties, snow removal and other general maintenance services at locations designated by NYCEDC throughout the City of New York. For more information, click here.

Whole School Reform (due August 1, 2011) – The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), on behalf of the Office of School, seeks proposals from organizations experienced in working with schools in need of whole school reform. The ultimate goal is for the program designs to function as transitional plans that ultimately lead to the ability of schools to continue reform efforts on their own. For more information, click here.

Laundry Machine Concession (due August 1, 2011) – Metropolitan Hospital Center, a member of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation is seeking to establish a contractual relationship with a Pay Per Use Laundry Vendor to operate Laundry Machines for MHC’s residents. In addition, thew inning Vendor will be required to provide, maintain, and service approximately10 non-revenue generating machines, which shall be used by a limited number of MHC’s patients solely for therapeutic purposes. For more information, click here.

Durable Medical Equipment and Supplies (due August 5, 2011) – Bellevue Hospital Center part of the South Manhattan Health Care Network, and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation is seeking to establish contractual relationships with manufacturers or authorized distributors of Durable Medical Equipment and medical supplies for our inpatients and patients post-discharge needs. For more information, click here.

Pier 15 Maritime Pavilion and Berthing Spaces (due August 9, 2011) – The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) on behalf of the City of New York, acting through its Department of Small Business Services, is issuing a request for proposals from qualified individuals or organizations (“Respondents”, each a “Respondent”) in connection with the City’s award of a lease (or leases) or other occupancy agreements covering the following sites located on Pier 15 along the East River in Lower Manhattan:
(1) Enclosed pavilion space on the western portion of Pier 15 (the “Maritime Pavilion”).
(2) Berthing and tie-up space on the south, east, and northeast sides of Pier 15
(3) At Respondent’s option, permanent and/or transient berthing and tie-up space along the north side apron of Pier 15
Pier 15 and associated Maritime Pavilion and berth areas are being constructed as part of the larger East River Esplanade Project, which is intended to transform the waterfront area into a new pedestrian-friendly, publicly-accessible open space. For more information, click here.

Earlylearn (due August 11, 2011) – The New York Children’s Services (ACS) is seeking appropriately qualified vendors to provide quality early care and education services within all five New York City boroughs. For more information, click here.

Brooklyn Army Terminal 4E Lease (August 15, 2011) – The New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) seeks proposals for the lease of an approximately 20,400 square foot space in Unit 4E of Building B (the “Site”) of Brooklyn Army Terminal, located in Block 5778, part of Lot 1, in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn. The Site is part of the Brooklyn Army Terminal Campus and is located in the Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Business Zone. For more information, click here.

SACAP (September 7, 2011) – For more information, click here.

Bush Terminal Ground-Up Development (due December 29, 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. 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.

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 streets cape. 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.

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.

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.

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE week of 7/11 – 7/15

Please note that this calendar is subject to change.

There are no hearings scheduled at this time.

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