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Affairs and Appointments – November 6, 2009

Affairs and Appointments – November 6, 2009

Week in Review

I. This week in New York City Government – Special General Election Edition

II. This week in New York State Government

  • Governor Paterson releases County-by-County Stimulus Benefit Data
  • Governor Paterson issues Proclamation for Extraordinary Session of Legislature for November 10

III. Current RFPs

  • New this week: General Investment Consultant

IV. City Council Public Hearing Schedule – Week of November 9


THIS WEEK IN NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT – Special General Election Edition

On Tuesday, November 3rd, New York City held its general election for all City offices. The Citizens of New York re-elected Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to serve a third term over challenger, Democrat William Thompson. Bill de Blasio was elected the City’s new Public Advocate and John Liu its new Controller. In addition, 13 new City Council Members were elected. The City Council will vote on its leadership in January. Below is a list of the winners with the newcomers in italics. To view the results of the vote, please click here.

Here is a rundown of the winners.

Citywide Races
Mayor: Michael R. Bloomberg (Rep/Ind)
Public Advocate: Bill de Blasio (Dem)
Comptroller: John Liu (Dem)

Borough Races
Brooklyn Borough President:Marty Markowitz (Dem)
Brooklyn District Attorney: Charles Hynes (Dem)
Bronx Borough President: Ruben Diaz (Dem)
Manhattan Borough President: Scott Stringer (Dem)
Manhattan District Attorney: Cyrus Vance (Dem)
Queens Borough President: Helen Marshall (Dem)
Staten Island Borough President: James Molinaro (Rep)

City Council Races
Manhattan
District 1: Margaret Chin (Dem)
District 2: Rosie Mendez (Dem)
District 3: Christine Quinn (Dem)
District 4: Daniel Garodnick (Dem)
District 5: Jessica Lappin (Dem)
District 6: Gale Brewer (Dem)
District 7: Robert Jackson (Dem)
District 8: Melissa Mark-Viverito (Dem)
District 9: Inez Dickens (Dem)
District 10: Ydanis A. Rodriguez (Dem)

Bronx
District 11: G. Oliver Koppell (Dem)
District 12: Larry Seabrook (Dem)
District 13: James Vacca (Dem)
District 14: Fernando Cabrera (Dem)
District 15: Joel Rivera (Dem)
District 16: Helen Foster (Dem)
District 17: Maria del Carmen Arroyo (Dem)
District 18: Annabel Palma (Dem)

Queens
District 19: Daniel Halloran (Rep)
District 20: Peter Koo (Rep)
District 21: Julissa Ferreras (Dem)
District 22: Peter Vallone, Jr. (Dem)
District 23: Mark Weprin (Dem)
District 24: James Gennaro (Dem)
District 25: Daniel Dromm (Dem)
District 26: James Van Bramer (Dem)
District 27: Leroy Comrie (Dem)
District 28: Thomas White (Dem)
District 29: Karen Koslowitz (Dem)
District 30: Elizabeth Crowley (Dem)
District 31: James Sanders (Dem)
District 32: Eric Ulrich (Rep)

Brooklyn
District 33: Stephen Levin (Dem)
District 34: Diana Reyna (Dem)
District 35: Letitia James (Dem)
District 36: Albert Vann (Dem)
District 37: Erik Dilan (Dem)
District 38: Sara Gonzalez (Dem)
District 39: Bradford Lander (Dem)
District 40: Mathieu Eugene (Dem)
District 41: Darlene Mealy (Dem)
District 42: Charles Barron (Dem)
District 43: Vincent Gentile (Dem)
District 44: Simcha Felder (Dem)
District 45: Jumaane Williams (Dem)
District 46: Lewis Fidler (Dem)
District 47: Domenic Recchia (Dem)
District 48: Michael Nelson (Dem)

Staten Island
District 49: Deborah Rose (Dem)
District 50: James Oddo (Rep)
District 51: Vincent Ignizio (Rep)

THIS WEEK IN NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT
  1. Governor Paterson releases County-by-County Stimulus Benefit Data; New York City has received $8.1 billion
    Governor Paterson announced that the State has distributed more $18 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding with $8.1 billion going to New York City. For more information, please click here.

  2. Governor Paterson issues Proclamation for Extraordinary Session of Legislature for November 10
    Extraordinary session will include discussion of the Governor’s Deficit Reduction Plan and a legislative agenda that includes the state spending cap with circuit-breaker property tax relief program, structural reforms to the State pension system and public authorities reform. For more information on this action, please click here.

CURRENT RFPS

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

  1. NYC Performs RFP (due November 9, 2009) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking a consultant or consultant team to develop and implement a performing arts program that utilizes select properties owned by the City of New York to stage musical, dramatic, and other artistic performances by New York City performance artists. The objective of is to enable local artists to gain exposure to wider audiences by providing short-term opportunities to perform in nontraditional venues. Additionally, as a public benefit to New York City residents and visitors, the proposed events and/or programming are intended to be free of charge and open to the general public. NYCEDC envisions that the program shall target New York City artists who are in the early stages of their career and could benefit from greater exposure and publicity. RFP can be found here.

  2. Curate NYC (due November 9, 2009) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking a consultant or consultant team to develop and implement a curatorial program that utilizes select NYCEDC managed properties to exhibit the artwork of New York City visual artists. The objective of “Curate New York City” is to assist artists in the City by providing short-term opportunities to display their work and provide a public benefit to New York City residents and visitors by opening these exhibitions to the public free of charge. RFP can be found here.

  3. Top Level Domain .NYC (due November 12, 2009) – The DoITT is seeking a vendor to provide services to obtain, manage, administer, maintain and market the geographic Top Domain name .nyc. Information can be found here.

  4. Artist as Entrepreneur (due November 16, 2009) – The New York City Economic Development Corporation is seeking a consultant or consultant team to develop and implement an artist training program that equips selected New York City-based artists with business training and support. This intensive training program will help up to 50 artists build entrepreneurial skills. RFP can be found here.

  5. Promote the Arts Clusters (due November 16, 2009) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking a consultant or consultant team to develop and implement a marketing and tourism incentive program to promote and increase visitation to arts neighborhoods within New York City’s five boroughs. This initiative aims to (1) positively impact earned revenue of under-promoted organizations in the Arts Sector; (2) develop the long-term economic vibrancy of an under-promoted arts neighborhoods in the City; and (3) generate increased metro and regional tourism and visitation to the City. RFP can be found here.

  6. Willets Point RFQ (due December 7, 2009) – The New York City Economic Development Corporation is seeking statements of Qualifications from qualified developers in connection with the proposed redevelopment of theWillets Point District in Queens, New York. The purpose of this Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) is to solicit SOQs from prospective developers to help achieve the City’s redevelopment goals for Willets Point by transforming the District from a largely underutilized site with substandard conditions and substantial environmental degradation into a lively, mixed-use, sustainable community and regional destination. For more information, click here.

  7. General Investment Consultant (due December 18, 2009) The Teachers Retirement System of the City of New York is seeking the services of qualified professionals to provide general investment consulting/advisory services. RFP can be found here.

NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL HEARINGS FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 9

Please note that this calendar is subject to change.

Committee on Juvenile Justice (jointly with the Committees on Public Safety and Education)
Date: Tuesday, November 10
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Council Chambers – City Hall
Agenda: Intro 816 – In relation to requiring the Department of Education and the Police Department to provide information regarding school discipline and school safety agents to City Council.

Subcommittee on Planning, Dispositions and Concessions
Date: Thursday, November 12
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Council Chambers – City Hall
Agenda: Please click here.

Committee on Consumer Affairs
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Committee Room – City Hall
Agenda: Intro 1037 – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to process servers.