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Affairs and Appointments – March 18, 2011

Affairs and Appointments – March 18, 2011

NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT weekly update

  • Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn Unveil Comprehensive Plan for New York City’s Waterfront and Waterways
  • Mayor Bloomberg Presides Over Bill Signing Ceremony
  • Mayor Bloomberg Announces City Received 18 Submissions from 27 Academic Institutions for New Applied Sciences Campus

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT weekly update

  • Assembly 2011-12 Budget Resolution: Balancing Economic Realities with The Pressing Needs of New Yorkers
  • Attorney General Schneiderman Issues Guidance for Charities on Newly Enacted Endowment Fund Legislation
  • Attorney General Schneiderman Appoints Securities Watchdog as Investor Protection Bureau Chief

CURRENT RFPs

  • New this week:
    • EDC: Immigrant Entrepreneurs Support Competition Consultant Services
    • DOB: NYC Coolroofs Program Administration
    • EDC: Legal Services for Landlord Tenant RFP

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE Week of 3/21 – 3/25


NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT

Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn Unveil Comprehensive Plan for New York City’s Waterfront and Waterways
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn unveiled a sustainable blueprint for New York City’s waterfront and waterways. To reconnect New Yorkers and visitors to the water and reclaim New York City’s standing as a premier waterfront city, the Waterfront Vision and Enhancement Strategy will transform the City’s waterfront with new parks, new industrial activities and new housing, and it will capitalize on the City’s waterways to promote water-borne transportation, recreation, maritime activity and natural habitats. For more information, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg Presides Over Bill Signing Ceremony
This week, Mayor Bloomberg signed three bills into law. They are:

  • Intro 26-A: Extending the City’s Authority to Sell Liens Based on Delinquent Property Tax, Water and Sewer Charges Until 2014
  • Intro 291-A: Increases penalties for landlords who fail to provide heat and hot water for tenants.
  • Intro 371-A: Signs legislation requiring pregnancy service centers to disclose services provided for women seeking reproductive care.

Mayor Bloomberg Announces City Received 18 Submissions from 27 Academic Institutions for New Applied Sciences Campus

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel and New York City Economic Development Corporation President Seth W. Pinsky announced the City received 18 responses from academic institutions seeking to develop and operate a new applied science and engineering research campus in New York City. Twenty-seven institutions were involved in submitting proposals – formally, Expressions of Interest – in response to an invitation, issued by Mayor Bloomberg in December, to join the Administration’s efforts to diversify the City’s economy and boost the growing technology sector. After reviewing the responses, the City will issue a Request for Proposals by this summer and will aim to select a proposal by the end of 2011. For more information, click here.

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT

Adult Literacy Services Young Adult Literacy Services (due March 21, 2011) – DYCD currently supports a wide spectrum of literacy programs for adults, adolescents, and families. Through this RFP DYCD seeks appropriately qualified providers of literacy services for adults living in New York City (City). DYCD will fund programs that offer Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Educational Development (GED) Tests preparation, English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and Basic Education in the Native Language (BENL) instructional services. In collaboration with the Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) DYCD also seeks providers that will offer pre-GED instruction to young adults ages 16-24 as well as a technical assistance (TA) vendor to support those programs.  For more information, click here.

City Council Expense Funding (due March 24, 2011) – FY 2012 expense application is now available.  Click here for more information.

Charleston Retail Sites (due March 31, 2011) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) is seeking proposals to acquire and develop of two undeveloped land parcels, each approximately 10 acres, located in Charleston section of Staten Island (the “Sites”). Proposed programs for the Sites should be predominantly for retail uses in response to the thriving regional and local market but may include uses complementary to retail. For more information, click here.

NYC Coolroofs Program Administration (due April 7, 2011) – The Department of Buildings (”the Department”) seeks an appropriately qualified vendor to assume responsibility for day to day coordination and management of the operational aspects of the NYC °CoolRoofs program. For more information, click here.

Legal Services for Landlord Tenant RFP (due April 7, 2011) – Apple Industrial Development Corp. (“Apple”) and the New York City Economic Development Corp. (“NYCEDC”) are seeking proposals from professional law firms to serve as outside litigation counsel to provide legal services pertaining to landlord-tenant and other related matters. For more information, click here.

Brooklyn Incubator RFP (due April 8, 2011) – NYCEDC is seeking proposals from qualified individuals, companies or organizations to develop, operate and maintain an incubator space (the “Incubator”) within either the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bedford Stuyvesant, Brownsville, East New York, or Crown Heights or, within a portion of the Moore Street Market’s basement level (the “Site”). For information on this project, click here.

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Support Competition Consultant Services (due April 11, 2011) – 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. For more information, click here.

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

Arlington Yard RFEI (due May 11, 2011) – seeking expressions of interest for the use of all or any portion of an approximately 9-acre parcel of land located within the Arlington Railyard in Staten Island, NY. The Site is zoned for rail freight and industrial uses, offers exceptional access to local and continental rail and road networks, and sits immediately across from Howland Hook Marine Terminal, a major deep water container port. 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.

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.

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.

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE week of 3/21 – 3/25

Please note that this calendar is subject to change.

FY 2012 Preliminary Budget Hearings (note: all hearings done in conjunction with the Finance Committee)
Committee on Finance
Date: Monday, March 21st
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Emigrant Savings Bank – 49-51 Chambers Street

Committee on Contracts
Date: Monday, Monday 21st
Time: 12:45 PM
Location: Emigrant Savings Bank – 49-51 Chambers Street
Agenda: Contract Budget

Committee on Environmental Protection
Date: Monday, March 21st
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor
Agenda: Department of Environmental Protection FY 2012 Budget

Committee on Housing and Buildings
Date: Tuesday, March 22nd
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development; Department of Buildings

Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
Date: Tuesday, March 22nd
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor
Agenda: Department of Sanitation

Committee on General Welfare
Date: Thursday, March 24th
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Emigrant Savings Bank – 49-51 Chambers Street
Agenda: Department of Homeless Services; Human Resources Administration/ Department of Social Services; Administration for Children’s Services

Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations
Date: Thursday, March 24th
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor
Agenda: Department of Cultural Affairs

Select Committee on Libraries
Date: Thursday, March 24th
Time: 11:30 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor
Agenda: New York Public Libraries

Committee on Youth Services (Jointly with Committee on Community Development)
Date: Friday, March 25th
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Department of Youth and Community Development

Committee on Civil Rights
Date: Friday, March 25th
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor
Agenda: Equal Employment Practices Commission

Non-FY 2012 City Council Hearings
Committee on Parks and Recreation
Date: Tuesday, March 22nd
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor
Agenda: Intro 417 – Renaming one thoroughfare Southern Boulevard and to amend the official map of the city of NY accordingly and co-naming on thoroughfare Dr. Theodore Kazimiroff Boulevard, Bronx
Intro 446 – Naming of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge

Committee on Immigration
Date: Tuesday, March 22nd
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor
Agenda: Reso 548 – NYS Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo to continue to expand the Immigrant Pardon Board
Reso 648 – Calling upon the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to extend the Temporary Protected Status designation of Haiti and eligible Haitians, which is now set to expire on July 22, 2011

Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations
Date: Tuesday, March 22nd
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor
Agenda: NASA Administrator, Charles F. Bolden, to retire at least one space shuttle to NYC for permanent residence at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises
Date: Wednesday, March 23rd
Time: 9:15 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Agenda can be found here.

Committee on Land Use
Date: Wednesday, March 23rd
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Agenda can be found here.

Committee on Rules, Privileges and Elections
Date: Wednesday, March 23rd
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor
Agenda: Charles McFaul – Civil Service Commission
Anna Krill – NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation Board of Directors
Alphonzo A. Grant – Civilian Complaint Review Board
Reso 685 – Amending the Council Rules to provide that the Speaker shall issue Council Procurement Procedures

Committee on Finance
Date: Wednesday, March 23rd
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Agenda can be found here.

City Council Stated Meeting
Date: Wednesday, March 23rd
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Emigrant Savings Bank – 49-51 Chambers Street
Agenda: Agenda can be found here.

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