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Affairs and Appointments – May 27, 2011

Affairs and Appointments – May 27, 2011

SPECIAL EVENT

  • Collaboration in the Non-Profit World – The Children’s Support Foundation

NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT weekly update

  • Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Gibbs, Speaker Quinn, Council Member Brewer, Health Commissioner Farley and Parks Commissioner Benepe Announce New York City Public Parks, Beaches and Pedestrian Plazas are Now Smoke-Free
  • Mayor Bloomberg and Officials Break Ground on New Home for Whitney Museum of American Art at the High Line in Manhattan
  • Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Increasing Penalties for Taxi Drivers who Overcharge or Refuse to Pick Up Passengers
  • Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Mayors Goldsmith and Steel and Speaker Quinn Announce New Initiatives to Enhance and Expand City’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Program
  • New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission Announces Fastrack Permit Service
  • Speaker Quinn and Council Members Announce CyberBullying Summit on July 18
  • Mayor Bloomberg and Officials Kick Off Governors Island 2011 Season

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT weekly update

  • Hudson River Park Trust Names Madelyn Wils President and Chief Executive
  • Attorney General Schneiderman Announces Sweeping New Initiative to Crack Down on Public Corruption
  • Speaker Silver Unveils Assembly’s Property Tax Cap Legislation to Provide Relief for Hardworking Families Across New York State
  • Assembly Passes Legislation Requiring Trucks be Equipped with Convex Mirrors, Eliminating Dangerous “Blind Spots”
  • Senate Celebrates Memorial Day with Passage of Bills to Help Veterans and Active Military Personnel

CURRENT RFPs

  • New this week:
    • EDC: Waterfront Properties, Consultant Services
    • ACS: Earlylearn
    • Comptroller: Brokerage Services for the Sale of Interests in Private Equity Partnerships for the NYC Retirement Systems

NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL STATED MEETING AGENDA
CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE Week of 5/30 – 6/3


SPECIAL EVENT

Collaboration in the Non-Profit World – The Children’s Support Foundation
On Wednesday, June 8th, the Children’s Support Foundation will be a holding a major event featuring some of the City’s major non-profit leaders to discuss how non-profits can and should be collaborating to achieve their missions. Here are the details of the event:

Date: June 8, 2011
Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP – 750 Lexington Avenue

For more information, click here or here.

NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT

Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Gibbs, Speaker Quinn, Council Member Brewer, Health Commissioner Farley and Parks Commissioner Benepe Announce New York City Public Parks, Beaches and Pedestrian Plazas are Now Smoke-Free
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Linda I. Gibbs, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Council Member Gale A. Brewer, New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley and Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe announced that New York City parks, beaches and pedestrian plazas are now smoke-free, thanks to a new law that became effective today. The amended Smoke-Free Air Act, sponsored by Council Member Brewer and signed into law by Mayor Bloomberg on February 22nd, bans smoking in some outdoor public spaces – specifically, all New York City public parks, beaches, boardwalks, marinas, public golf courses, sports stadia, and pedestrian plazas such as those at Times Square and Herald Square – with the goal of eliminating smoke and cigarette litter. For more information, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg and Officials Break Ground on New Home for Whitney Museum of American Art at the High Line in Manhattan
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the Whitney Museum of American Art broke ground on a new home for the museum on Gansevoort Street in Manhattan’s thriving Meatpacking District. The $720 million building and endowment campaign caps a decades-long effort by the Whitney Museum to expand, given the space constraints at its current location on Madison Avenue. The new nine-floor, 200,000-square-foot building, designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano, will be built on former City-owned property at the southern entrance to the High Line and is scheduled to open in 2015. For more information, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Increasing Penalties for Taxi Drivers who Overcharge or Refuse to Pick Up Passengers
Mayor Bloomberg signed into law Intro Number 521-A, sponsored at the request of the Administration by Council Members Vacca, Rose, Comrie, James, Seabrook, Williams, Wills, Jackson, Garodnick, Recchia, Rodriguez, Gennaro, Crowley and Lander. This legislation strengthens existing penalties for taxi drivers who refuse to pick up passengers, as well as for those who overcharge passengers. For more information, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Mayors Goldsmith and Steel and Speaker Quinn Announce New Initiatives to Enhance and Expand City’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Program
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Operations Stephen Goldsmith, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel and Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn announced a set of new initiatives to enhance and expand the City’s Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) program. The announcement was made at the City’s Fifth Annual Citywide Procurement Fair, which helps minority and women-owned companies find opportunities to do business with the City. For more information, click here.

New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission Announces Fastrack Permit Service
This month, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission announced a new Fastrack Permit Service to speed up LPC approvals. To use the new system, click here.

Speaker Quinn and Council Members Announce CyberBullying Summit on July 18
As part of the effort to help parents and teachers combat bullying amongst kids in the digital space, Speaker Christine C. Quinn announced a Cyberbullying Summit via YouTube. Sponsored by The New York Times Company, this educational event will bring together the world’s renowned leaders in technology and internet safety. Facebook, Microsoft and MTV and others, will be on hand to educate parents on how to combat cyber-bullying, how they can better talk to their kids about responsible behavior online and the tools that are available to them. For more information, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg and Officials Kick Off Governors Island 2011 Season
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today kicked off Governors Island’s 2011 season, which will feature a wide variety of new free exhibitions, concerts, programs and performances for visitors of all ages. The island will be open to the public every Friday to Sunday through September 25 and for the first time includes holiday Mondays. For more information, click here.

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT

Hudson River Park Trust Names Madelyn Wils President and Chief Executive
Ms. Wils, a longtime resident of TriBeCa, is leaving an executive position at the New York City Economic Development Corporation to become the president and chief executive of the Hudson River Park Trust, which manages the public lands along the river below 59th Street. Ms. Wils succeeds Connie Fishman, who left the trust in February to oversee real estate for the YMCA of Greater New York. For more information, click here.

Attorney General Schneiderman Announces Sweeping New Initiative to Crack Down on Public Corruption
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a sweeping new initiative that will give the Attorney General the authority to investigate and potentially prosecute any wrongdoing involving government spending, including member items, contracts, and pension fraud. By working with the Comptroller to police public integrity in Albany, the Attorney General is building on his multi-pronged approach to root out waste, fraud and corruption in state government. For more information, click here.

Speaker Silver Unveils Assembly’s Property Tax Cap Legislation to Provide Relief for Hardworking Families Across New York State
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver unveiled legislation to provide real relief for hard working men and women across New York State by capping local property taxes at two percent while at the same time including important safeguards to ensure communities are able to provide critical services for their citizens. The legislation prohibits local governments and school districts from exceeding the two percent threshold on the total tax levy and requires a 60 percent vote to override the levy. For more information, click here.

Assembly Passes Legislation Requiring Trucks be Equipped with Convex Mirrors, Eliminating Dangerous “Blind Spots&rdquo
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman announced today the passage of legislation (A.1446) that would require large trucks to be equipped with crossover mirrors, to eliminate dangerous “blind spots” for truck drivers. The Assembly also passed the bill last year. For more information, click here.

Senate Celebrates Memorial Day with Passage of Bills to Help Veterans and Active Military Personnel
To commemorate New York State’s upcoming Memorial Day observance, the state Senate took time to honor current and former military service members, and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice. For information on the legislation package, click here.

CURRENT RFP’s

Provision of Non-Secure Detention Group Homes (due May 31, 2011) – 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.

Defend Medical Malpractice Regulatory and Health Law Matters for HHC (due May 31, 2011) – With substantial System assets ranging from upstate reservoirs to in-City wastewater treatment plants, the Board and DEP seek to optimize the operation and maintenance (“O and M”) of such assets and reduce costs borne by the ratepayers while maintaining or improving the current level of service. Therefore, the Board seeks to procure the services of a contractor or contractors that will provide consulting services focused on improving DEP’s O and M performance, while reducing costs and enhancing its operational efficiencies. For more information, click here.

Operational Efficiencies (due May 31, 2011) – With substantial System assets ranging from upstate reservoirs to in-City wastewater treatment plants, the Board and DEP seek to optimize the operation and maintenance (“O and M”) of such assets and reduce costs borne by the ratepayers while maintaining or improving the current level of service. Therefore, the Board seeks to procure the services of a contractor or contractors that will provide consulting services focused on improving DEP’s O and M performance, while reducing costs and enhancing its operational efficiencies. For more information, click here.

Real Time Labor Market Information Data System Vendor Services Consultant Services (due June 3, 2011) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) seeks proposals from a reputable service vendor (“Vendor”) to supply real-time Labor Market Information (“LMI”) data to the City of New York over a 6-month trial period, with the possibility of one renewal term of 6 months, at NYCEDC’s option and subject to the availability of funds. For more information, click here.

Arts Education Services (June 13, 2011) – The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), on behalf of the Office of Arts and Special Projects (OASP) seeks proposals from organizations experienced in providing high quality arts education services for students in grades pre-kindergarten to 12 with optional related Professional Development and/or Parent Engagement Services. For more information, click here.

Employment Initiatives for NYC Probationers (due June 14, 2011) – The Department of Small Business Services seeks appropriately qualified contractors, or collaborations between no more than two appropriately qualified contractors for a single center, to directly provide employment-related services to businesses and Probationers at up to two (2) centers at distinct locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn. These centers will receive referrals and provide services to Probationers from other boroughs to provide citywide coverage. For more information, click here.

Rooftop Solar Electricity on Public Building (due June 14, 2011) – The City of New York’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services (“DCAS”) is seeking an appropriately qualified developer to supply electricity generated by solar photovoltaic (PV) systems through a long-term power purchase agreement (“PPA”). Under the PPA, the developer will provide electricity services through the installation, ownership, and operation of PV systems on the rooftops of five (5) City-owned host buildings. The electricity generated by each PV system will be sold to the City and used by the City-owned host building over the course of a twenty (20) year contract term. For more information, click here.

Develop and Operate Designer as Entrepreneur Program (due June 17, 2011) – In January 2010, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in partnership with fashion industry stakeholders, launched Fashion.NYC.2020, a year-long program to identify the important trends affecting the industry and to develop actionable initiatives based on such findings. For more information, click here.

Brokerage Services for the Sale of Interests in Private Equity Partnerships for the NYC Retirement Systems (due June 21, 2011) – The Comptroller, acting on behalf of the New York City Retirement Systems, is seeking to identify a firm or firms to provide brokerage services for the sale of interests in private equity partnerships for the Systems. For more information, click here.

Waterfront Properties, Consultant Services(due June 28, 2011) – NYCEDC is seeking a consultant to assist it in the performance of its current waterfront property management responsibilities. For more information, click here.

Development, Operation and Maintenance of an Indoor Tennis Facility (Due July 7, 2011) – 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.

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.

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.

NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL STATED MEETING AGENDA

On May 26, 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 5/30 – 6/3

Please note that this calendar is subject to change.

Committee on Governmental Operations
Date: Tuesday, May 31st
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Hearing Room, 14th Floor
Agenda: Oversight – Demonstration of the City’s New Online “One-Click” Adjudication Program.

Committee on General Welfare (Jointly with Committee on Finance, Committee on Women’s Issues and Committee on Juvenile Justice)
Date: Tuesday, May 31st
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Emigrant Savings Bank – 49-51 Chambers Street
Agenda: Executive Budget Hearing

Committee on Education (Jointly with Committee on Finance)
Date: Wednesday, June 1st
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Emigrant Savings Bank – 49-51 Chambers Street
Agenda: Executive Budget Hearing

Committee on Governmental Operations (Jointly with Committee on Finance)
Date: Wednesday, June 1st
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Emigrant Savings Bank – 49-51 Chambers Street
Agenda: Executive Budget Hearing

Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises
Date: Thursday, June 2nd
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor
Agenda: For more information, click here.

Committee on Transportation (Jointly with Committee on Finance)
Date: Thursday, June 2nd
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Hearing Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Executive Budget Hearing

Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses
Date: Thursday, June 2nd
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor
Agenda: For more information, click here.

Subcommittee on Planning, Dispositions and Concessions
Date: Thursday, June 2nd
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Hearing Room, 14th Floor
Agenda: For more information, click here.

Committee on Public Housing (Jointly with Committee on Finance)
Date: Thursday, June 2nd
Time: 1:15 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Hearing Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Executive Budget Hearing

Subcommittee on Senior Centers (Jointly with Committee on Finance and Committee on Aging)
Date: Friday, June 3rd
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Emigrant Savings Bank – 49-51 Chambers Street
Agenda: Executive Budget Hearing

Committee on Higher Education (Jointly with the Committee on Finance)
Date: Friday, June 3rd
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Emigrant Savings Bank – 49-51 Chambers Street
Agenda: Executive Budget Hearing

Committee on Parks and Recreation (Jointly with Committee on Finance)
Date: Friday, June 3rd
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Emigrant Savings Bank – 49-51 Chambers Street
Agenda: Executive Budget Hearing

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