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Affairs and Appointments – September 17, 2010

Affairs and Appointments – September 17, 2010

NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT weekly update

  • Mayor Bloomberg Releases Third Annual Report on 9/11 Health
  • Mayor Bloomberg’s Statement on $20 Million in Federal Stimulus Awards for Broadband Adoption and Expansion
  • Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn and Councilmember Brewer Announce Plans to Protect New Yorkers from Secondhand Smoke in Public Parks and Beaches
  • City Council Approves BusinessFriendly NYC Bill and other legislation

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT weekly update

  • Results from Tuesday’s Primary Elections
  • Governor Paterson Announces $28 Million in Awards to Not-for-Profit Groups for Important Housing Programs

CURRENT RFPs

  • New this week:
    • Temporary Staffing Services RFP for NYCEDC

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE week of 9/20 – 9/24


NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT

Mayor Bloomberg Releases Third Annual Report on 9/11 Health

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg released the 2010 Annual Report on 9/11 Health, a comprehensive review of the latest medical research on the health impact of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, which includes a series of recommendations about the methods researchers should use when conducting complex analyses of confirmed cancer diagnoses in WTC-exposed individuals, including New York City Firefighters and WTC Health Registry participants. For more information, click here, to download the report, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg Statement on $20 Million in Federal Stimulus Awards for Broadband Adoption and Expansion

This week, the City of New York received $20 million in Federal Stimulus funds for Broadband Adoption and Expansion. These awards complement the $22 million award New York City received for the NYC Connected Learning initiative in which Capalino+Company client, Computers for Youth, is the lead agency working with DOE and DoITT. Click here to read Mayor Bloomberg’s statement and here for the press release from Commerce Secretary Gary Locke.

Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn and Councilmember Brewer Announce Plans to Protect New Yorkers from Secondhand Smoke in Public Parks and Beaches

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Councilmember Gale Brewer announced plans to expand the Smoke Free Air Act in New York City to include parks and beaches. Smoking is already prohibited in indoor workplaces and park playgrounds, and increasingly, research shows that exposure to secondhand smoke outdoors can have negative health effects on otherwise healthy people. For more information on this initiative, click here.

City Council Approves BusinessFriendly NYC Bill and other legislation

At the Sept. 16 Stated meeting the City Councilunanimously approved a bill that will change the City’s rule-making process to ensure that future rules are not unduly burdensome and do not create unnecessarily high compliance costs for the affected City’s industries. The bill will also require agency outreach and analysis to the community as part of the public comment phase of rule-making. The Council also approved another bill that will create an emergency alert to help find missing seniors with Alzheimer’s or other cognitive impairments. For more information, click here.

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT

Results from Tuesday’s Primary Elections

This Tuesday, was the primary elections for Governor, State Attorney General, State Legislature, and the U.S. Congress and Senate. Carl Paladino was victorious in the Republican primary for Governor and will take on Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic nominee, who did not have a primary opponent. Eric Schneiderman was victorious in the democratic primary for State Attorney General and will take on Republican nominee, Dan Donovan. For a list of all the results from Tuesday’s primaries, click here.

Governor Paterson Announces $28 Million in Awards to Not-for-Profit Groups for Important Housing Programs

Governor David A. Paterson announced 94 awards totaling more than $28 million to not-for-profit housing agencies and local governments across the State that will help to build, rehabilitate or modify 1,472 homes for low-income families, people with disabilities and frail elderly homeowners and tenants. More than 120 units will be used to provide home-ownership opportunities to veterans, homeless families, first-time homebuyers and others in need of assistance. For more information, click here.

CURRENT RFPS

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

Hub at 149th Street (due September 22, 2010) – The New York City Economic Development Corporation is seeking proposals for the disposition and development of two parcels located within the Bronxchester Urban Renewal Area in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx. The sites are prominently located near the Hub, which is one of the Bronx’s busiest commercial and retail corridors and in close proximity to mass transit. For more information, click here.

JFK Site Lease (due September 24, 2010) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) is seeking proposals for the lease of an approximately 112,466 square foot parcel of land located on Block 14260, p/o Lot 1, in the Springfield Garden/JFK Airport section of Queens (the “Site”). The Site is part of a larger City owned parcel, most of which is leased by the City to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the operation of JFK International Airport. For more information, click here.

Brooklyn Flatlands Property Sale (due September 24, 2010) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”), on behalf of the City of New York, is seeking proposals for the purchase of an approximately 34,000 square foot site located at 3340 Kings Highway in Brooklyn (Block 7669, Lot 17). The purpose of this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) is to solicit proposals from prospective respondents interested in purchasing the Site, subject to an existing ground lease between the City and Yeshiva Rambam, an educational facility. For more information, click here.

Records Management Software and Related Services (due October 1, 2010) – This Request for Proposals (RFP) solicits proposals from qualified vendors to provide, install, and support proposed records management software and certain related services for use by the City of New York, hereafter referred to as “the City.” The outcome of the RFP will be a “Requirements Contract”. To download the RFP, click here.

NYC Capital Access Revolving Loan Guaranty Program (due October 1, 2010) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking lenders who make small and micro business loans to businesses in New York City with 100 or fewer employees. NYCEDC, through the Capital Access Program, is trying to increase lending to small and micro businesses and is willing to guaranty a portion of the loan principal in return for lenders agreeing to expand their underwriting criteria and/or offer more flexible loan terms to borrowers. RFP can be found here.

Temporary Staffing Services RFP for NYCEDC (due October 6, 2010) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking one or more temporary staffing agencies to provide NYCEDC with qualified temporary staffing services, primarily for Administrative Assistant, Accounting staff and Clerical staff temporary positions. RFP can be found here.

Tobacco Warehouse (due October 18, 2010) – Brooklyn Bridge Park is seeking proposals for the rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of the former Tobacco Warehouse for cultural, educational or community purposes. The Tobacco Warehouse is an historic 25,000 square foot open air structure with stabilized exterior walls, located in the Empire Fulton Ferry Park section of Brooklyn Bridge Park on Water Street between Dock Street and New Dock Street in Dumbo. Click here to download the RFP.

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.

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.

NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL STATED MEETING AGENDA

On September 16, 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 9/20 – 9/24

Please note that this calendar is subject to change.

Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations (Jointly with Select Committee on Libraries)

Date: Monday, September 20

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor

Agenda: Oversight – How can Public Libraries Provide Underserved Communities with Accurate and Relevant Information on Cancer and other Health Related Issues?

Committee on Parks and Recreation

Date: Monday, September 20

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor

Agenda: Oversight – Keeping Pedestrians and Park Users Safe from Damaged Trees.

Committee on Civil Service and Labor

Date: Monday, September 20

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor

Agenda: Agenda to be announced

Subcommittee on Planning, Dispositions and Concessions

Date: Tuesday, September 21

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor

Agenda: Agenda can be found here.

Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises

Date: Tuesday, September 21

Time: 9:30 AM

Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor

Agenda: Agenda can be found here.

Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses

Date: Tuesday, September 21

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor

Agenda: Agenda can be found here.

Committee on Youth Services

Date: Tuesday, September 21

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor

Agenda: Oversight – Agency Implementation of Recommendation made by the Commission on LGBTQ Runaway and Homeless Youth.

Committee on Housing and Buildings

Date: Tuesday, September 21

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor

Agenda: Intro 62 – In relation to the electrical codes

Committee on Contracts

Date: Tuesday, September 21

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor

Agenda: Oversight – Innovative Procurement Methods

Committee on Veterans (Jointly with Committee on Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and Disability Services)

Date: Wednesday, September 22

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor

Agenda: Oversight – Meeting the current and future demand for mental health services by the Veteran community in NYC.

Committee on Immigration (Jointly with Committee on Higher Education)

Date: Wednesday, September 22

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor

Agenda: Oversight – How the DREAM Act could benefit immigrant students in New York City

Reso 49 – Urging Congress to pass and President Obama to sign the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2009 (the “DREAM Act”).

Committee on Transportation

Date: Wednesday, September 22

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: 250 Broadway – Hearing Room, 16th Floor

Agenda: Intro 135 – Reserving parking spaces in public parking facilities for car sharing programs.

Committee on Consumer Affairs

Date: Wednesday, September 22

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor

Agenda: Oversight: Organic Dry Cleaners in New York City

Intro 84 – Licensing eco-friendly dry cleaners