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Affairs and Appointments – November 12, 2010

Affairs and Appointments – November 12, 2010

NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT weekly update

  • Mayor Bloomberg Makes Major Personnel Changes
    • Appoints Edna Wells Handy as Commissioner of the Department of Citywide Administrative Services
    • Announces resignation of Joel Klein and the Appointment of Cathie Black as Chancellor of New York City’s Schools
    • Appoints Terrance C. Holliday as Commissioner of Mayor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs
  • Mayor Bloomberg and American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault Launch “Small Business Saturday”
  • Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation to Require the City’s My Neighborhood Statistics Web Site to Post Hate Crime and Domestic Violence Statistics
  • Mayor Bloomberg and Meryl Streep Present 2010 Mayor’s Awards for Arts & Culture at Alice Tully Hall
  • Department of Small Business Services Announces Coro Neighborhood Leadership Program

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT weekly update

  • Governor-Elect Cuomo Unveils Transition Team
  • Governor Paterson releases Climate Action Plan
  • Governor Paterson Anticipates Continued Growth for Clean Energy Industry in New York State

CURRENT RFPs

  • New this week:
    • DHS: City-Owned Tier II Residential Shelters

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE week of 11/15 – 11/19


NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT

Mayor Bloomberg and American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault Launch “Small Business Saturday”
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and American Express Chairman and CEO Kenneth I. Chenault launched “Small Business Saturday,” a nationwide campaign to spur business for small merchants on Saturday, November 27th. Small Business Saturday falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, traditionally two of the busiest shopping days of the year. New York City is the first city in the nation to proclaim November 27th as Small Business Saturday, and Mayor Bloomberg and American Express encouraged other cities to participate. For more information, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation to Require the City’s My Neighborhood Statistics Web Site to Post Hate Crime and Domestic Violence Statistics
This week, Mayor Bloomberg signed the following bills into law:

  • Intro 373-A (Quinn/Mark-Viverito) – requires the Mayor’s Office of Operations to post on the City’s My Neighborhood Statistics web site statistics regarding the number and type of hate crimes that were reported in the City during the previous fiscal year.
  • Intro 393 (Mark-Viverito) — requires the Mayor’s Office of Operations to post on the My Neighborhood Statistics web site information relating to domestic violence incidents that were reported in the City during the previous fiscal year.

Mayor Bloomberg Makes Major Personnel Changes

  • Cathie Black Appointed Chancellor of New York City Public Schools; Joel Klein Resigns
    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg appointed Cathleen P. Black, a highly-respected leader in one of New York City’s central industries as the next Chancellor of New York City’s Schools and charged her with building on Chancellor Joel Klein’s historic success turning around the nation’s largest school system. For more information, click here.
  • Edna Wells Handy Appointed as Commissioner of the Department of Citywide Administrative Services
    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg appointed Edna Wells Handy as Commissioner of the Department of Citywide Administrative Services. She will play an integral role in the Administration’s ongoing cost-saving, consolidation and shared services initiatives being led by Deputy Mayor for Operations Stephen Goldsmith. Handy will also lead the Department of Records and Information Services, which will be consolidated into the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, creating opportunities for cost savings. For more information, click here.
  • Appoints Terrance C. Holliday as Commissioner of Mayor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs
    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced the appointment of Terrance C. Holliday as Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs. The announcement was made at a Veterans Day breakfast at Gracie Mansion in honor of the bravery and sacrifices of veterans and members of the Armed Services. For more information, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg and Meryl Streep Present 2010 Mayor’s Awards for Arts & Culture at Alice Tully Hall
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep presented the 2010 Mayor’s Awards for Arts & Culture to five individuals and organizations in celebration of their outstanding contributions to New York City’s cultural life. The Mayor also presented the 2010 NYC Handel Medallion, New York City’s highest award for achievement in the arts, to dancer and choreographer Judith Jamison. Recipients of the Mayor’s Awards were Amy Fischetti-Boncardo, Bill Cunningham, the Brooklyn Community Foundation, Deborah Effinger, and Sandy Ground Historical Society. Click here for more information.

Department of Small Business Services Announces Coro Neighborhood Leadership Program
The Department of Small Business Services (SBS), Coro New York Leadership Center and the Association for a Better New York (ABNY) today announced the launch of the Coro Neighborhood Leadership Program, a five-month part-time leadership training program that provides individuals working to strengthen New York City’s commercial corridors with the tools, experiences and networks they need to develop new ways to lead change in their organizations and communities. For more information on this program, click here.

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT

Governor-Elect Cuomo Unveils Transition Team
Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo is staying on track with his preparations to take over the second floor of the State Capitol, rolling out a transition team that will be headed by Lieutenant Governor-Elect Robert Duffy. Rep. Nydia Velazquez, Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney, former New York State Comptroller Carl McCall and former Chairman of the Municipal Assistance Corp Felix Rohatyn will serve as the transition co-chairs. For a list of the members of the transition team, click here.

Governor Paterson releases Climate Action Plan
Governor David A. Paterson released the New York State Climate Action Plan, which offers a path to rebuild New York’s economy and create tens of thousands of jobs by providing a blueprint for reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. By refocusing New York’s manufacturing infrastructure to support clean energy policies, the State could reach both economic and environmental goals simultaneously. For more information, click here.

Governor Paterson Anticipates Continued Growth for Clean Energy Industry in New York State
Governor David A. Paterson announced, following the conclusion of “Advanced Energy 2010,” a statewide conference produced by the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) at Stony Brook University, that New York’s unique qualities will ensure that the State’s clean energy economy continues its significant growth. For more information, click here.

CURRENT RFPS

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

Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center (due November 17, 2010) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking qualified individuals, companies or organizations to operate, program and maintain a theater and event space (the “Space”) located in the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center (the “Site”) at 1680 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York. For more information, click here.

Financial Advisory Services to New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (due November 18, 2010) – The New York City Economic Development Corporation is seeking firms to serve as financial advisor to the New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (the “Corporation”) in all matters relating to the general program design and financial structuring to support various energy efficiency financing programs. For more information on this opportunity, click here.

CEO SIF Jobs-Plus RFP (due November 22, 2010) – The Mayor`s Fund to Advance New York City is seeking appropriately qualified sub-grantees to establish and operate the Jobs-Plus program in New York, NY. This program and research study helps residents of public housing increase their earnings through on-site employment-related services, financial incentives, and community support for work activities. For more information, click here.

Two-Stage Congregate Services Procurement Process (due November 29, 2010) – The Department for the Aging (DFTA) intends to prequalify prospective organizations to provide congregate services to seniors through an innovative procurement process. Information on the innovative procurement process can be found at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dfta/downloads/pdf/city_record81310.pdf.

Only prequalified vendors will be eligible to participate in the upcoming procurements and prequalification will be good for a period of 3 years. DFTA will prequalify applicants based on two proposed congregate services program models, Neighborhood Centers and Innovative Senior Centers. For more information and to download the RFP, click here.

CEO SIF Workadvance (due November 30, 2010) – The Mayor`s Fund to Advance New York City is seeking appropriately qualified sub-grantees to establish and operate the WorkAdvance program. This research study and sector-based employment and advancement program combines several promising New York City programs and builds on recent evaluations by MDRC, Public/Private Ventures and CEO. For more information on this RFP, click here.

Wecare Program (due December 1, 2010) – The Human Resources Administration (“HRA” or “Agency”) is seeking two qualified vendors to provide a continuum of integrated services, directly or through subcontract, to applicants for and recipients of Cash Assistance (CA) and other HRA services who have, or may have, medical and/or mental health conditions that significantly reduce their functional capacity. For more information, click here.

Emergency Shelters (due December 2, 2010) – The Human Resources Administration “HRA” or “the Agency” is seeking four (4) appropriately qualified vendors to operate four (4) emergency shelters for victims of domestic violence. These residential facilities provide a safe, supportive environment for families and individuals that are victims of domestic violence or abuse. Services including counseling, advocacy, housing and employment assistance, are aimed at assisting the family toward resuming independent living in the community. To download the RFP, click here.

Professional Development Training and Related Services (due December 8, 2010) – The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services, Division of Citywide Personnel Service (DCPS) is seeking the services of up to forty (40) qualified practitioners to provide short-term practical professional development training and training program design courses, special team-building events, individualized and small group coaching, strategic planning/retreat design and facilitation, and curriculum development/instructional design. These services will be provided for the City of New York and other entities seeking these services through DCAS. To download this RFP, click here.

Young Adult Internship Programs (due December 15, 2010) – In 2006, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg created the Commission for Economic Opportunity (Commission) to examine nontraditional approaches to addressing poverty in New York City (City). The Commission’s recommendations, released in September 2006, identified young adults as an important target population for anti-poverty efforts. Citing a range of labor market challenges, the Commission recommended that strategies be adopted to re-engage youth who are disconnected from school and work. For more information, click here.

Tier II Family Shelters (due December 15, 2010) – The Department of Homeless Services (“DHS”, “Agency” or “Department”) is seeking appropriately qualified vendors to operate Privately Owned Tier II Family Residences. Tier II Residences, which are required to be operated in accordance with New York State Codes, Rules and Regulations, Title 18, Part 900 (18 NYCRR 900), provide temporary housing accommodations and social services to homeless families until permanent housing alternatives become available. To download the RFP, click here.

Zerega-Havemeyer Industrial (due December 17, 2010) – Seeking proposals for the sale of an approximately 99,370 square foot parcel of land located on Block 3540, Lots 29 and 40, in the Zerega/Castle Hill section of the Bronx (the “Site”). The Site is part of the Zerega Industrial Business Zone. To download the RFP, click here.

City-Owned Tier II Residential Shelters (due December 21, 2010) – The Department of Homeless Services is seeking appropriately qualified vendors to operate city-owned Tier II Residential Shelters for Homeless Families located at Blake Avenue in Brooklyn, Briarwood in Queens and Nelson Avenue Shelter in the Bronx. Tier II residences, To download the RFP, click here.

Bush Terminal Ground-Up Development (due January 28, 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. Through this Request For Proposals (“RFP”), NYCEDC is seeking developers or users of industrial and/or manufacturing space, to lease and redevelop the Site for an as-of-right industrial use as permitted within a M3-1 zoning. A successful RFP will accomplish the following goals: (1) enable and enhance the growth of the City’s industrial and/or manufacturing base through the redevelopment of the Site, (2) protect and create industrial jobs, (3) create a financially feasible and economically viable project, (4) expand and preserve quality jobs for local residents, and (5) serve as a physical example of high-quality, sustainable design and construction. To download this RFP, click here.

Housing and Shelter for Persons with AIDS (extended: due April 30, 2011) – 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.

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 11/15 – 11/19

Please note that this calendar is subject to change.

Subcommittee on Planning, Dispositions and Concessions
Date: Monday, November 15
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Agenda can be found here.

Committee on Veterans
Date: Monday, November 15
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor
Agenda: Reso 218 – Human Resources Administration to change its rules to allow Public Administrators to act as organizational friends.

Committee on Land Use
Date: Monday, November 15
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Agenda can be found here.

Committee on Public Housing (Jointly with the Committee on Veterans)
Date: Monday, November 15
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor
Agenda: Reso 411 – NYC Housing Authority to include an admission preference for public housing in its next proposed agency plan for veterans who have a military service-connected disability.

Committee on Waterfronts
Date: Monday, November 15
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor
Agenda: Reso 414 – Congress to update the Federal Motor Carrier statute in the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994

Committee on Small Business (Jointly with the Committee on Contracts)
Date: Monday, November 15
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Oversight – Local Law 129 and the Administration of the MWBE Program

Committee on Health
Date: Monday, November 15
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14h Floor
Agenda: Oversight – New York City’s Efforts to Increase Bone Marrow Donation

Committee on Parks and Recreation
Date: Tuesday, November 16
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor
Agenda: Intro 311 – Requiring notification prior to tree planting

Committee on Women’s Issues
Date: Tuesday, November 16
Time: 1:00 PAM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Intro 371 – Limited service pregnancy centers

Committee on Finance
Date: Wednesday, November 17
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Agenda can be found here.

City Council Stated Meeting
Date: Wednesday, November 17
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Emigrant Savings Bank – 49-51 Chambers Street
Agenda: Agenda can be found here.

Committee on Technology (Jointly with the Committee on Youth Services)
Date: Thursday, November 18
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Oversight – DYCD’s Data Collection Systems

Committee on Waterfronts
Date: Thursday, November 18
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Oversight – The Marine Cargo System Study

Committee on Consumer Affairs
Date: Thursday, November 18
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor
Agenda: Oversight – Debt Settlement Companies

Committee on Mental Health. Mental Retardation, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and Disability Services
Date: Friday, November 19
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor
Agenda: Oversight – Kendra’s Law

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