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Affairs and Appointments – October 21, 2011

Affairs and Appointments – October 21, 2011

NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT weekly update

  • Mayor Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan Announce New Digital Sy stem to Reduce the Impact of Construction on City Roads
  • Mayor Bloomberg Plants 500,000th Tree to Celebrate Halfway Mark of MillionTreesNYC
  • Mayor Bloomberg Announces Eight Providers Selected to Develop the City’s First ‘Innovative Senior Centers’
  • Mayor Bloomberg and Mayor’s Office for People With Disabilities Commissioner Sapolin Announce Disability Mentoring Day As Part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • Mayor Bloomberg, New York City Economic Development Corporation, and Congress Members Velázquez and Nadler Break Ground On Renovation of Federal Building in Sunset Park
  • Council Votes to Give Communities More Accurate Information about the State of Overcrowding in Schools
  • Public Advocate Bill De Blasio Pushes New Law to Hold City Accountable for Granting Access to Public Records
  • Speaker Quinn Outlines Nine Point Job Creation Strategy
  • Chancellor Walcott Announces Public Hearings on New York City’sPreliminary 2011-12 Contracts for Excellence Plan

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT weekly update

  • Governor Cuomo Announces Joseph J. Lhota to Head the Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Governor Cuomo Announces Patrick J. Foye to Head Port Authority
  • Governor Cuomo Announces the Appointment of H. Carl McCall to Serve as Chairman of SUNY Board of Trustees
  • Governor Cuomo Announces New York State Submits Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Proposal
  • Comptroller DiNapoli’s Mid-Year Revenue Results Show Continued Need for Caution This Year and Next
  • Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman Urges U.S. Senate Leadership to Defeat Bill that Could Increase Gun Trafficking In New York

CURRENT RFPs

  • New this week:
    • EDC: Bush Terminal Piers Open Space Construction Services

FOOD FOR THOUGHT
CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE Week of 10/24 – 10/28


NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT

Mayor Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan Announce New Digital System to Reduce the Impact of Construction on City Roads
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced a new digital program to reduce the impact of construction on city roads by better coordinating utility and private construction company work. The online program – called the Street Works Manual – is the City’s most far-reaching effort to improve coordination among utility companies, contractors and agencies to minimize the number of times streets are dug up, reducing congestion and extending the life of resurfacing projects. The Department of Transportation has already enhanced its permit and inspection procedures and now can issue 90 percent of all permits electronically, with most permits issued within just one or two days of an application. For more information, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg Plants 500,000th Tree to Celebrate Halfway Mark of MillionTreesNYC
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg celebrated the halfway mark of theMillionTreesNYCinitiative by planting the 500,000th tree, a Pin Oak, at Saint Nicholas Park in Harlem. MillionTreesNYC is a public-private partnership between the City of New York and New York Restoration Project that aims to plant one million trees throughout the five boroughs by 2017. MillionTreesNYC was launched in October 2007 with the goal of being complete by 2017. The target planting goals have been exceeded by 20 percent, putting the City one year ahead of schedule in planting one million trees. Mayor Bloomberg, who encouraged all New Yorkers to adopt and care for trees in their communities, was joined by Knicks star and MillionsTreesNYC donor Carmelo Anthony, New York Restoration Project Executive Director Amy Freitag,ParksCommissioner Adrian Benepe, Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability Director David Bragdon and other community stakeholders. For more information, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Eight Providers Selected to Develop the City’s First ‘Innovative Senior Centers’
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda I. Gibbs and Department for the Aging Commissioner Lilliam Barrios-Paoli announced the eight community-based service providers that have been selected to develop the City’s first Innovative Senior Centers, including one specifically for adults with vision problems and the first center for LGBT seniors in the nation. The Innovative Senior Center model, conceived in partnership with the Council of Senior Centers and Services, will offer a comprehensive array of services. These centers, which will open in January, deliver on the commitment made by the City in August 2009 when the Mayor, the Speaker and the New York Academy of Medicine launched Age-Friendly NYC, a blueprint aimed at making New York a more livable City for its growing senior population. For more information, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg and Mayor’s Office for People With Disabilities Commissioner Sapolin Announce Disability Mentoring Day As Part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities Commissioner Matthew P. Sapolin announced that Wednesday, October 19, 2011 is Disability Mentoring Day across the five boroughs. In its eighth year, Disability Mentoring Day is an initiative which pairs disabled students and job-seeker mentees with potential employer-mentors in a one-day job in which they shadow and gain experience in career field of their choice. Each October, as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities serves as the local New York City coordinator for Disability Mentoring Day, which was originally created by the American Association for People with Disabilities and the Office of Disability Employment Policy in 1991. Beginning with only 11 students with disabilities shadowing jobs in the White House under the Clinton administration, Disability Mentoring Day has grown to provide job-shadowing, career fairs and mentoring opportunities to more than 85,000 students and job seekers with disabilities in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg, New York City Economic Development Corporation, and Congress Members Velázquez and Nadler Break Ground On Renovation of Federal Building in Sunset Park
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced the start of renovations to Federal Building #2, a vacant 1.1 million-square-foot warehouse in Sunset Park, which will create approximately 1,300 permanent industrial jobs and 400 construction jobs, and when completed will be used for light manufacturing. In May, developer Salmar Properties was selected by the City and paid $10 million to purchase the building and will invest approximately $35 million to transform the warehouse into a state-of-the-art industrial center, including repairing the building’s façade, roof, and windows, as well as installing elevators, plumbing, and electrical wiring. Mayor Bloomberg was joined at the groundbreaking at the Federal Building by Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, New York City Economic Development Corporation President Seth W. Pinsky, Salmar Properties co- owners Marvin Schein and Sal Rusi, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Councilmember Sara M. Gonzalez, and General Services Administration Regional Administrator Denise L. Pease. For more information, click here.

Council Votes to Give Communities More Accurate Information about the State of Overcrowding in Schools
The City Council will vote on legislation that will require the Department of Education (DOE) to report annually to the Council on school capacity and utilization in schools. The Council’s bill will allow for more transparency regarding the types of spaces school buildings contain, allowing parents to make more informed choices regarding school enrollment. For more information, click here.

Public Advocate Bill De Blasio Pushes New Law to Hold City Accountable for Granting Access to Public Records
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has proposed a new City law that will shed light on which agencies are wrongfully denying Freedom of Information requests. The Accountability in Information Requests (AIR) Act would require Mayoral agencies to report monthly to the Public Advocate and the City Council on how many FOIL requests they receive and grant, and provide an explanation for any denials or delays in responding. Regular reporting will allow for more rigorous oversight of any agency that routinely fails to comply with the Freedom of Information Law. For more information, click here.

Speaker Quinn Outlines Nine Point Job Creation Strategy
In a speech before the Association for a Better New York (ABNY), Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn outlined a plan to create jobs and build long term economic security in New York City. Speaker Quinn’s remarks focused on helping New York City stay on track to become the technology capital of the world, and provide opportunities for low- income New Yorkers to join the middle class.
Citing the technology industry’s explosion over the last decade, the Speaker laid out a blueprint to ensure that these jobs continue to grow in New York City. Specifically, she announced five new initiatives, including:
1. The establishment of the Center for Innovation at CUNY to serve as a tech incubator for NYC’s public universities, connecting researchers, entrepreneurs and business experts who can help turn research into new businesses.
2. Create an Angel Investor Tax Credit for investors who back biotech and medtech start- ups in NYC. Building on the success of the Council-created Biotech Tax Credit, the angel capital it facilitates will help fund research and development, endow fledgling companies and solidify the city’s standing as a biotech hub.
3. Creating a Brooklyn Tech Triangle by connecting potential tech office space in Downtown Brooklyn to the nearby tech hubs of DUMBO and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. This would include adapting commercial space to meet the needs of tech start-ups, developing a strategy to attract new companies and working with the MTA to improve transportation within the Triangle.
4. Creating a job placement service with hackNY to connect hundreds of New Yorkers with jobs in growing companies within the tech sector. This partnership will build upon hackNY’s current programming which includes a fellowship that connects talented students with training and internships at local tech startups.
5. A Council partnership with CUNY and tech industry stakeholders to develop certificate programs for in demand computer programming languages. This targeted approach will more quickly prepare people for jobs in web design, mobile applications and coding. For more information, click here.

Chancellor Walcott Announces Public Hearings on New York City’sPreliminary 2011- 12 Contracts for Excellence Plan
Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott announced the dates of public hearings where parents, educators, and other New Yorkers are invited to comment on the City’s preliminary plan for 2011-2012 Contracts for Excellence funding. The Department of Education is once again hosting the Contracts hearings with the City’s 32 Community Education Councils (CECs), an arrangement that will further encourage parental and community involvement.For more information, click here.

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT

Governor Cuomo Announces Joseph J. Lhota to Head the Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a new team to lead the state’s transportation initiatives. The Governor will nominate Joseph J. Lhota to serve as the chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). The nomination of Mr. Lhota was the recommendation of the Governor’s MTA Search Advisory Committee. Nuria Fernandez will serve as the Chief Operating Officer of the MTA. The Governor will appoint Karen Rae to serve as the Deputy Secretary of Transportation in the Governor’s Office. For more information, click here.

Governor Cuomo Announces Patrick J. Foye to Head Port Authority
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that he has recommended Patrick J. Foye to serve as Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) and will nominate James Rubin and Rossana Rosado to the Port Authority Board. Additionally, the Governor is calling for the board to approve the consolidation of the Moynihan Station Development Corporation and Lower Manhattan Development Corporations operations into the Authority. There is no fiscal impact to the Port Authority as a result of these changes. Mr. Foye’s recommendation is subject to the approval of the PANYNJ Board. Current Executive Director Christopher Ward will remain in his position until the end of October and then serve as an advisor to the Port Authority for a transitional period through the end of the year. For more information, click here.

Governor Cuomo Announces the Appointment of H. Carl McCall to Serve as Chairman of SUNY Board of Trustees
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the appointment of H. Carl McCall to serve as chairman of the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees. Carl McCall has served on the SUNY Board of Trustees since 2007 and currently chairs both the SUNY Finance and Administration Committee and the State University Construction Fund. From 1993 to 2002 Mr. McCall served as Comptroller of the State of New York, where as Chief Fiscal Officer of the state, he was responsible for governmental and financial oversight and pension fund management. For more information, click here.

Governor Cuomo Announces New York State Submits Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Proposal
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York State has submitted a $100 million Early Learning Challenge grant proposal to the federal government as part of the nationwide Race to the Top competition. Currently, 44% of New York’s third-graders do not meet state reading standards. Research has shown investing in early learning can produce $7 in returns for every $1 spent in the state and a quality early childhood education can help reduce poverty in disadvantaged communities. Through three initiatives, New York’s competitive proposal is designed to increase the number of high quality early childhood learning programs, give teachers the tools they need to understand their students’ strengths and weaknesses, help parents become involved in their child’s education, and improve the quality of the early childhood workforce. For more information, click here.

Comptroller DiNapoli’s Mid-Year Revenue Results Show Continued Need for Caution This Year and Next
All Governmental Funds tax collections for the first half of state fiscal year (SFY) 2011-12 rose 12.6 percent from the same period last year, but were $391.9 million less than updated Financial Plan projections, according to the September 2011 Cash Report released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Year-to-date growth of 18.3 percent in General Fund Personal Income Tax (PIT) collections largely reflects robust estimated tax settlements based on 2010 earnings and does not necessarily reflect current economic conditions. For more information, click here.

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman Urges U.S. Senate Leadership to Defeat Bill that Could Increase Gun Trafficking In New York
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman urged the leadership of the U.S. Senate to reject the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act, which would force states like New York to abandon its own gun laws by allowing out-of-state visitors to carry concealed firearms based on their home state’s less safe laws, rather than those of the state they are entering. In a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Schneiderman wrote that the bill — which published reports indicate could be voted on as soon as this week — would restrict New York State’s ability to control who may and may not carry a concealed weapon in all or parts of the State, undermine the ability of police to verify the validity of gun permits, and allow gun traffickers to more easily bring illegal guns into the State.
For more information, click here.

CURRENT RFP’s

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

Pier 1 Hotel and Residential Development (October 24, 2011) – ThePier 1 Hotel and Residential Developmentis a rare opportunity to develop a destination waterfront hotel and residential complex. The RFP seeks qualified developers for the long-term lease, development and operation of a mixed-use project, which includes hotel, residential and restaurant uses. The hotel portion of the site will accommodate between 170-225 rooms and the residential portion of the site will accommodate between 150-180 units. The site will also include parking facilities, park restrooms and park support facilities. For more information, click here.

Broadway Plaza (October 24, 2011) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) seeks proposals for the sale and redevelopment of two adjacent parcels owned by the City of New York (the “City”). The parcels are zoned C4-4 and consist of Block 3266, Lots 13 and 25, in the borough of the Bronx (“Lot 13” and “Lot 25” respectively, and collectively the “Site”). Lot 13 is an approximately 74,880-square-foot surface parking lot, located between 230th Street and Verveelen Place. Lot 25 is an approximately 5,000-square-foot demapped portion of Kimberly Place east of Broadway that connects Lot 13 to Broadway. NYCEDC will consider proposals for the entire Site or for only Lot 13. For more information, click here.

Applied Sciences Facility in New York City (October 28, 2011) – Following the strong response to a Request for Expressions of Interest issued in December 2010, New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) is now issuing this Request for Proposals (this “RFP”), offering a unique opportunity to either develop a new applied sciences academic and research facility and campus or materially expand existing facilities in the City of New York (the “City”). To maintain a diverse and competitive economy, the City is seeking to expand its applied sciences capabilities. As a global business and academic capital with more than 626,000 post-secondary students, the City is poised for growth in the applied sciences arena. For a university or other degree- granting entity (each, an “Institution”) with academic and/or research programs in the applied sciences, this RFP provides an unparalleled opportunity to develop (or expand) and operate a premier state-of-the-art research facility and campus in one of the most dynamic academic, cultural and business environments in the world. For more information, click here.

Consolidated Funding Application (October 31, 2011) – As part of Governor Cuomo’s transformative plan to improve the state’s economic development model, a NYS Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) has been created that will streamline and expedite the grant application process. The CFA process marks a fundamental shift in the way state resources are allocated, ensuring less bureaucracy and greater efficiency to fulfill local economic development needs. Utilizing the CFA serving as the single entry point for access to economic development funding, applicants will no longer have to slowly navigate multiple agencies and sources without any mechanism for coordination. Now, economic development projects will use the CFA as a support mechanism to access multiple state funding sources through one application, making the process quicker, easier, and more productive. For more information, click here.

NYC Venture Connect, Consultant Services (November 7, 2011) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking a consultant or consultant team to re-design, re-launch and manage the NYCVentureConnect.com website to serve as a dynamic, central, up-to-date resource for the entrepreneurial community. In February 2009, Mayor Bloomberg announced 11 initiatives to diversify New York City’s (the “City”) economy, all designed to foster entrepreneurship and innovation. One of these initiatives is a website, “Venture Connect” (www.NYCVentureConnect.com), designed to enhance the success of high-growth potential and venture capital-fundable entrepreneurs in the City by offering a centralized website with critical information such as funding sources, real estate options, and network opportunities. The portal details the City’s entrepreneurship and innovation communities and accomplishments in financial services, digital media, web 2.0, gaming, advertising, bioscience, clean technology, and fashion. In addition to serving as an informational resource, the website is also intended to serve as a marketing tool to showcase the vibrant and burgeoning startup and entrepreneurial communities in the City. For more information, click here.

Rutgers Slip Pavilion RFEI (November 10, 2011) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) on behalf of the City of New York is seeking expressions of interest from experienced and qualified individuals, companies, and/or organizations either alone or in partnership interested in programming a to-be-built enclosed pavilion and certain outdoor space located at the intersection of Rutgers Slip and South Street along the East River Waterfront Esplanade (the “Esplanade”) on the Lower East Side of Manhattan (collectively, the “Pavilion”). It is contemplated that the Pavilion will house two unique uses: 1) a restaurant, retail, or other commercial use and 2) a non-profit, educational, and/or community use pursuant to a lease or other occupancy agreement (the “Lease”). For more information, click here.

Audit Services: Compliance of Revenue Sharing within Tenant Leases and Contracts of Sale (November 11, 2011) – NYCEDC is seeking a consultant or consultant team to audit long-term ground lease or net lease (collectively, “Leases”) or sales to either third party tenants or developers. NYCEDC acts as a ground lessor or landlord to a variety of industrial and commercial developers and tenants (collectively, “Tenants”) and oversees the leasing of more than 60 million square feet of real property throughout the five boroughs. Most Tenants report annual operating revenues of several million dollars. Certain NYCEDC Leases and applicable sales documentation (“Contracts of Sale”) contain revenue sharing provisions. As part of an effort to maximize revenues to NYCEDC, the Consultant shall, at the direction of NYCEDC, audit specific Leases and Contracts of Sale contained in NYCEDC’s real estate portfolio to determine Tenant compliance with the applicable revenue sharing provisions. For more information, click here.

St. George Waterfront (November 10, 2011) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) is seeking expressions of interest for the disposition and redevelopment of either or both of two parcels (collectively, the “Sites”) located on the waterfront of St. George, Staten Island, New York. The Sites occupy a prominent waterfront location near a major transportation hub and a commercial, cultural, and civic center. The appropriate development of the Sites would greatly contribute to the land use goals and economic health of St. George, Staten Island’s North Shore, and the borough as a whole by creating a greater presence both locally and throughout the greater metropolitan region. For more information, click here.

Student Support Services (November 21, 2011) – The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), on behalf of the Office of School and Youth Development (OSYD), seeks proposals from organizations experienced in providing direct student support services in grades pre-kindergarten through 12 to increase opportunities for educational enrichment. Successful providers will offer a range of engaging and positive genres to help students achieve academic success, personal growth and a promising future. The purpose of this MTAC is to continue to provide services that effect the advancement of teaching and learning for students who participate within the various programs. Services will have a meaningful impact on classroom practice and schools’ curriculum goals. Vendors should identify and include programs that have proven successful and work best with students. For more information, click here.

Sponsorship of Multi-Service Centers (November 21, 2011) – Pre-Proposal Conference will be held on October 21, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at 180 Water Street, 12th Floor Conference Room, New York, NY 10038. For more information, click here.

Bush Terminal Piers Open Space Construction Services (November 30, 2011) – The Bush Terminal Piers Open Space Project is located within Bush Terminal, along First Avenue and largely between 43rd and 51st Streets on the Sunset Park waterfront. The project includes a comfort station, new multi-purpose fields, decorative pavements, plantings, lighting, and related improvements. Detailed submission guidelines are outlined in the Bid package. The cost of the Bid package is $150.00. The only form of payment accepted will be exact cash, certified check or money order payable to NYCEDC. For more information, click here.

Meals and Counseling (December 1, 2011) – The HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) of the Human Resources Administration (HRA) of the City of New York is seeking an appropriately qualified vendor to establish, directly or through subcontractors, a network of community outreach locations at which on-site meals, care packages consisting of packaged and canned foods, clothing items, and a variety of counseling services would be offered to Persons Living With AIDS (PLWA), their spouses and children. These services would be made available at a minimum of four locations in at least 2 boroughs throughout New York City, in communities with a high density of PLWA and/or persons with HIV related illness. There will be a Pre-proposal Conference on October 27, 2011 from 10:00AM TO 12:00PM located at 180 Water Street, New York, NY. Attendance by proposers is optional but recommended. 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.

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.

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.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Our new feature Food for Thought presents recently issued policy or research reports which you may find of interest.

Building New York’s Future: Creating Jobs and Business Opportunities Through Mass Transit Investments

The Fiscal Policy Institute released a report from a new group known as Building New York’s Future that points to the advantages of a mass transit investment strategy and public policy that would both enhance sorely needed mass transit infrastructure, and provide good sustainable jobs in both upstate and downstate communities by investing in New York’s manufacturing sector. In addition to being a source of good jobs, “manufacturing has a high multiplier impact, contributes to sustainable growth and provides fertile ground for entrepreneurship, technological innovation and productivity improvements.” Creating Jobs and Business Opportunities through Mass Transit Investments emphasizes that as the nation’s public transit capital and largest base of transit-related manufacturing firms in the United States, New York’s top economic priority should be reinvesting taxpayer money in the state and increasing content of transit rolling stock and equipment. The view the report, click here.

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE week of 10/24 – 10/28

Please note that this calendar is subject to change.

Committee on Higher Education
Date: Monday, October 24
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Fl.
Agenda: Oversight: Evaluating the Impact of College Remediation at Community Colleges and Other Postsecondary Institutions.

Committee on Health
Date: Monday, October 24
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Rm, 14th Fl.
Agenda: Oversight – NYC’s Efforts to Increase Organ and Tissue Donations.

Committee on Small Business (Jointly with the Committee on Economic Development)
Date: Monday, October 24
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: North Brooklyn Industrial Business Zone
11 Catherine Street,Brooklyn, New York
Agenda: Tour: Jericho Project’s Fordham Village Veterans Community

Committee on Public Housing
Date: Tuesday, October 25
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Fl.
Agenda: Oversight – Improvements and Remaining Challenges to NYCHA’s Section 3 Resident Employment Program.

Committee on Technology (Jointly with the Committee on General Welfare)
Date: Tuesday, October25
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Fl.
Agenda: Oversight – Examining Worker Connect, the New Inter-Agency
Database at ACS, HRA and DHS.

Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
Date: Wednesday, October 26
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Fl.
Agenda: Oversight – An Overview of Waste-to-Energy Technologies

Committee on Waterfronts (Jointly with the Committee on Economic Development)
Date: Wednesday, October 26
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Fl.
Agenda: Oversight – Sunset Park Waterfront Vision Plan: Status of Economic and Waterfront Developments.

Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises
Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Fl.
Agenda: For more information, click here.

Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime
Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Fl.
Agenda: For more information, click here.

Subcommittee on Planning, Dispositions and Concessions
Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Fl.
Agenda: For more information, click here.

Committee on Governmental Operations
Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Fl.
Agenda: Intro 0634: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of
New York, in relation to requiring notice to the city council of challenges to local laws.

Committee on Consumer Affairs
Date: Friday, October 28
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Fl.
Agenda: Oversight: Ticket Sales in New York City – Setting the “Stage” for Increased Consumer Protections.
Intro 0247: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of
New York, in relation to the sale of tickets to individual consumers by operators of theater, music, or sporting events taking place in New York City at places of entertainment.

Committee on Aging (Jointly with the Subcommittee on Senior Centers)
Date: Friday, October 28
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Fl.
Agenda: Oversight – Seniors and Technology

Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services
Date: Friday, October 28
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Fl.
Agenda: Oversight – Examining the Operation of Potter’s Field by the N.Y.C. Department of Correction on Hart Island.

Committee on Community Development
Date: Friday, October 28
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 283 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY
Agenda: Tour: Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women.

Committee on Governmental Operations (Jointly with the Committee on Technology)
Date: Friday, October 28
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Fl.
Agenda: For more information, click here.