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Affairs and Appointments – September 24, 2010

Affairs and Appointments – September 24, 2010

NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT weekly update

  • Mayor Bloomberg Orders Citywide Budget Cuts
  • Mayor Bloomberg Releases FY 2010 Mayor’s Management Report
  • Mayor Bloomberg’s Announces More People Visited Coney Island’s Amusement Park This Summer Thank Any Since Steeplechase Park Closed 46 Years Ago
  • Mayor Bloomberg and Buildings Commissioner LImandri Announce Results of Undercover Investigation Into Illegally Converted Apartments

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT weekly update

  • Governor Paterson Appoints First Ever New York State Chief Diversity Officer
  • Governor Paterson Order 2,000 Layoffs

CURRENT RFPs

  • New this week:
    • Green Jumpstart NYC, Consult Services RFP
    • Brooklyn Bridge Park RFP for Economic Development Services
    • Willoughby Square Garage Development Opportunity

NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL STATED MEETING AGENDA

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE week of 9/27 – 10/01


NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT

Mayor Bloomberg Orders Citywide Budget Cuts

Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday ordered city agencies to slash their budgets by another $2 billion between now and June 2012, with roughly $800 million in cuts to be realized in the current fiscal year. The mayor demanded the city’s uniformed forces, including the district attorney’s offices, and the Education Department cut their budgets by 2.7% this fiscal year and 4% the following. Mr. Bloomberg ordered all other agencies to reduce their budgets by 5.4% this fiscal year and 8% the next. For more information, click here and click here to see the memo from Budget Director Mark Page.

Mayor Bloomberg Releases FY 2010 Mayor’s Management Report

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg released the Mayor’s Management Report (MMR) for Fiscal Year 2010. The report provides an overview of the performance of City agencies in delivering core services, and sets performance goals for Fiscal Year 2011. The report shows that the effective delivery of key services to New Yorkers has generally been maintained, and in some cases enhanced, despite spending reductions implemented to close budget deficits caused by the national economic downturn. For more information, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg’s Announces More People Visited Coney Island’s Amusement Park This Summer Thank Any Since Steeplechase Park Closed 46 Years Ago

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced that Coney Island’s amusement park drew more than 400,000 visitors this summer, more than any summer since Steeplechase Park closed in 1964. In May, as part of the City’s Coney Island Revitalization Plan, the City and Central Amusement International opened Luna Park – a new 3.1 acre amusement park featuring 19 traditional and cutting-edge state-of-the-art rides. For more information, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg and Buildings Commissioner Limandri Announce Results of Undercover Investigation Into Illegally Converted Apartments

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Department of Buildings Commissioner Robert D. LiMandri announced the results of an undercover operation to crack down on illegally converted dwellings and hold property owners accountable for putting potential tenants and first responders at risk. For more information on this matter, click here.

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT

Governor Paterson Appoints First Ever New York State Chief Diversity Officer

Governor David A. Paterson announced that, effective October 15, Carra Wallace will become New York State’s first Chief Diversity Officer. This is the third Executive Chamber position to be required by law, joining the positions of Secretary and Counsel to the Governor. The creation of the Chief Diversity Officer position in the Executive Chamber is required by Governor’s Program Bill No.299 (S8314/A11527), , which was passed by the Legislature in June and signed into law by Governor Paterson on July 15. For more information, click here.

Governor Paterson Order 2,000 Layoffs

Gov. David Paterson has ordered state agencies to layoff 2,000 state workers starting in November. Paterson said the layoffs are necessary to achieve $250 million in workforce savings that are mandated in the budget. Over 5,000 workers are scheduled to participate in a voluntary retirement program created by Paterson but that is not enough workers to reach the mandated $250 million in savings. For more information, click here.

CURRENT RFPS

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

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.

Brooklyn Bridge Park RFP for Economic Development Services (due October 7, 2010) – Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation d/b/a Brooklyn Bridge Park (“BBP”) at the direction of its Committee on Alternatives to Housing (“CAH”) is seeking a qualified consultant with extensive experience in public finance, tax policy, real estate economics, finance, and parks and recreation (the “Consultant”) to prepare a study of potential alternatives to the currently planned operating revenue model for Brooklyn Bridge Park (the “Park”). To download the RFP, click 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.

Green Jumpstart NYC, Consult Services RFP (due October 20, 2010) – In April 2009, NYCEDC worked with the Levin Institute to launch a pilot JumpStart NYC program that focused on helping recently displaced financial service industry professionals transition to general entrepreneurial opportunities in the City. NYCEDC is now seeking to launch a dedicated Green JumpStart NYC program, which will be open to participants with a range of professional experience, not just finance professionals. NYCEDC is interested in seeking one or more Consultant(s) to establish and administer a year-long Program. To download the RFP, click here.

Willoughby Square Garage Development Opportunity (due November 1, 2010) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) is issuing a request for proposals (“RFP”) for the construction and operation of an underground parking garage (the “Garage”) and the construction of an approximately 1.15-acre street-level public open space on top of the Garage (“Willoughby Square”) to be approximately located on Willoughby Street between Duffield Street and Gold Street in Brooklyn, New York (the “Site”). To download the 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.

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.

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE week of 9/27 – 10/01

Please note that this calendar is subject to change.

Committee on Technology

Date: Monday, September 27

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor

Agenda: Oversight – Broadband Adoption: Closing the Digital Divide

Committee on Land Use

Date: Monday, September 27

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor

Agenda: Agenda can be found here.

Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management

Date: Monday, September 27

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor

Agenda: Oversight – Street litter baskets

Committee on Environmental Protection

Date: Monday, September 27

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor

Agenda: Oversight – Indoor Air Quality: The Regulatory Landscape

Committee on Education

Date: Monday, September 27

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor

Agenda: Oversight – DOE’S State Test Score Results for 2010

Committee on Public Housing (Jointly with the Committee on Civil Rights and the Committee on Public Safety)

Date: Tuesday, September 28

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor

Agenda: Oversight – Stop and Frisk Practices in New York City Housing Authority Developments

Committee on Community Development (Jointly with the Committee on Consumer Affairs)

Date: Tuesday, September 28

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor

Agenda: Oversight – The Effect of Water and Sewer Lien Sales on Low-Income Residents

Committee on Small Business (Jointly with the Committee on Civil Service & Labor)

Date: Tuesday, September 28

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor

Agenda: Oversight – Workforce development: Preparing for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Green Jobs in this 21st Century Economy.

Committee on Waterfronts (Jointly with the Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services)

Date: Tuesday, September 28

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor

Agenda: Oversight – Examining the FDNY Fireboat Fleet

Committee on Health (Jointly with the Committee on Women’s Issues)

Date: Tuesday, September 28

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor

Agenda: Oversight – Providing Alternative Birthing Options for All Women in New York City

Committee on Finance

Date: Wednesday, September 29

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 16th Floor

Agenda: Approving the new designation and changes in the designation of certain organizations to receive funding in the Fiscal 2011 Expense Budget.

City Council Stated Meeting

Date: Wednesday, September 29

Time: 1:30 PM

Location: Emigrant Savings Bank – 49-51 Chambers Street

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