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Affairs and Appointments – Week of February 16 – 21

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Week of February 16 – 21

New York State

New York City

City Council Hearings


Appointments
  • Adolfo Carrion Jr,: to serve as white House Director of Urban Affairs
Paterson calls for Highway funding restoration

February 17, 2009
GOVERNOR PATERSON CALLS FOR RESTORATION OF LOCAL HIGHWAY FUNDING IN STATE BUDGET

Governor David A. Paterson today announced that the infusion of more than $1.1 billion in transportation funds to New York from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will allow the State to restore local highway funds originally proposed to be cut from the 2009-10 Executive Budget. The Governor has directed Budget Director Laura Anglin to work with the Legislature to determine how to reallocate the funding in the Highway and Bridge program and restore the Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIP) funding to 2008-09 levels for towns, villages, counties and small cities. Many local highway and bridge projects are not eligible for federal transportation aid. Full Story

Paterson honors Fallen Soldier

February 17, 2009
GOVERNOR PATERSON DIRECTS FLAGS TO BE FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF

Governor David. A. Paterson has directed that flags on State government buildings across New York be flown at half-staff on Thursday, February 19, 2009, in honor of Lockport, New York native and Army Private First Class (PFC) Albert Jex, who died on Monday, February 9, 2009, in Mosul, Iraq. Full Story

Paterson establishes Cabinet to distribute economic recovery funds

February 17, 2009
GOVERNOR PATERSON ANNOUNCES THE ESTABLISHMENT OF STATE CABINET TO OVERSEE DISTRIBUTION OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY FUNDS ACROSS NEW YORK

Governor David A. Paterson today announced the creation of the New York State Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Cabinet to manage the development of State and local infrastructure projects financed through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The cabinet will be composed of State agency heads and senior staff from the Governor’s Office. Timothy J. Gilchrist will serve as Senior Advisor for Infrastructure and Transportation, a position created to lead the cabinet. Full Story

Cuomo Secures Agreement with Cigna

February 17, 2009
CUOMO SECURES AGREEMENT WITH CIGNA TO JOIN HISTORIC HEALTH INSURANCE REFORM EFFORTS

Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced further expansion of his historic reform of the national healthcare reimbursement system. Cuomo has reached an agreement with CIGNA (NYSE: CI), one of the nation’s ten largest health insurers, in his ongoing drive to end industry-wide conflicts of interest and generate fair reimbursement rates for working families nationwide. CIGNA will end its relationship with the defective Ingenix database, as well as pay $10 million to a qualified nonprofit organization that will establish a new, independent database to help determine fair out-of-network reimbursement rates for consumers. The agreement today with CIGNA brings the total dollar amount secured by Attorney General Cuomo for the new database to over $80 million. Full Story

DiNapoli Releases January 2009 Cash Report

February 19, 2009
DINAPOLI RELEASES JANUARY 2009 CASH REPORT

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today said revenues grew $3.3 billion, or 3.6 percent, in January compared to the same period last year due to growth in federal receipts and personal income tax collections. Personal income tax collections were up, but withholding taxes, the largest portion of personal income tax collections, grew only 0.3 percent in January compared to 6.1 percent growth in January 2008. The Division of the Budget is projecting that withholding collections in the General Fund will decline 2.9 percent for the year. General Fund businesses taxes fell $295.3 million compared to this time last year. Full Story

Paterson honors Flight 3407 victims

February 19, 2009
GOVERNOR PATERSON DIRECTS FLAGS TO BE FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF FOR VICTIMS OF FLIGHT 3407

Governor David A. Paterson has directed that flags on State government buildings across New York be flown at half-staff on Monday, February 23, 2009, in honor of the 50 victims of the crash of Continental Airlines Flight 3407. Full Story

Paterson orders flag and half staff for soldier

February 20, 2009
GOVERNOR PATERSON DIRECTS FLAGS TO BE FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF

Governor David A. Paterson has directed that flags on State government buildings across New York be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, February 25, 2009, in honor of Depew, New York resident Army Sergeant 1st Class Raymond J. Munden, who died Monday, February 16, 2009, in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. Full Story

Thompson: Yankees overstate rent deductions

February 16, 2009
YANKEES OVERSTATE RENT DEDUCTIONS BY MORE THAN $65,000 IN Q108, MORE THAN $3.7 MILLION OVER MORE THAN EIGHT YEARS

New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. today issued an audit finding that the New York Yankees owed the City $65,510 in rent for the First Quarter of calendar year 2008. Full Story

Bloomberg releases Climate Change report

February 17, 2009
MAYOR BLOOMBERG RELEASES NEW YORK CITY PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE REPORT THAT PREDICTS HIGHER TEMPERATURES AND RISING SEA LEVELS FOR NEW YORK CITY

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg released today New York City-specific climate change projections developed by the New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC) that show climate change poses real and significant risks to New York City. According to the report of the panel, which consists of leading climate change scientists, academics, and private sector practitioners convened by the Mayor and funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, New York City will face higher temperatures and more rapidly rising sea levels, as well as more frequent and intense extreme weather events – like heat waves, heavy rainstorms, and coastal flooding – over the course of the century. Full Story

Speaker Quinn, Council Member Yassky, Senator Krueger and Drum Major Institute Release Report on Restructuring City Income Tax

February 17, 2009
SPEAKER QUINN, COUNCIL MEMBER YASSKY, SENATOR KRUEGER AND DRUM MAJOR INSTITUTE RELEASE REPORT ON RESTRUCTURING CITY INCOME TAX

City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Council Member David Yassky, State Senator Liz Krueger, and Mark Winston Griffith, Executive Director of The Drum Major Institute for Public Policy today released a new report detailing a proposal to bring fairness to the city’s income tax. In addition, Speaker Quinn announced that Senator Krueger will be introducing legislation in Albany allowing the City to bring common sense tax relief to working families. Full Story

‘Lincoln Bicentennial Commemoration Year’ in New York State. Full Statement

Bloomberg releases Mayor’s Management Report and reporting tool

February 17, 2009
MAYOR BLOOMBERG RELEASES PRELIMINARY FY 2009 MAYOR’S MANAGEMENT REPORT AND LAUNCHES NYCSTAT PERFORMANCE REPORTING TOOL

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today released the Preliminary Mayor’s Management Report (PMMR) for Fiscal Year 2009. The PMMR provides a snapshot of how the City has performed four months into the fiscal year and forecasts expected levels of service based on the City’s Preliminary Budget. The critical measures of agency performance included in the PMMR show continued strong performance in the delivery of City services. Vital services were largely maintained or improved during the reporting period. Full Story

Thompson Statement: Federal Stimulus Package

February 17, 2009
THOMPSON STATEMENT ON FEDERAL STIMULUS PACKAGE

“Today’s stimulus package – while not a panacea for all of our city’s economic ills – should go a considerable distance toward staving off harsh actions to close our budget gaps. An infusion of dollars directed towards our education and transportation needs will mean a diminished threat to our quality of life and teacher and uniformed services layoffs, and, hopefully, improvements to our mass transit infrastructure.

I applaud President Obama and the United States Congress, particularly our New York delegation led by senior members Senator Charles Schumer and Congressman Charles Rangel, for identifying the needs of our country and our city. It is incumbent on all of us, however, to diligently ensure that these dollars are not wasted or manipulated, and are spent wisely and with the utmost of transparency.”

Speaker Quinn, Economic Development Corporation and NY Water Taxi Secure Year-Round Service on East River Ferry Route

February 17, 2009
SPEAKER QUINN, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND NY WATER TAXI SECURE YEAR-ROUND SERVICE ON EAST RIVER FERRY ROUTE

City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Seth W. Pinsky, President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation today announced that year-round ferry service has been secured for the East River ferry route, resulting in uninterrupted service for commuters through 2010. The announcement is the most recent step in the Speaker’s and Mayor’s continuing effort to provide year-round ferry service to New Yorkers. Full Story

Bloomberg Statement: Passing of Gilberto ‘Joe Cuba’ Calderon

February 18, 2009
STATEMENT BY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON THE PASSING OF NEW YORK SALSA LEGEND GILBERTO ‘JOE CUBA’ CALDERON

“I join many New Yorkers in marking the passing of Gilberto ‘Joe Cuba’ Calderon, the ‘Father of Boogaloo,’ whose groundbreaking music has thrilled New Yorkers for more than 50 years. A native of Spanish Harlem, Joe Cuba was the first to fuse Latin and R&B sounds together in a kind of musical manifestation of New York City itself. I have always believed that New York is unique among the world’s great cities because of the incredible blend of diversity found in our neighborhoods, and you can hear the richness of that diversity in Joe Cuba’s music. His influence will live on in the new sounds that are pioneered in our City and around the world. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones as they mourn his passing and celebrate his life.”

Thompson prompts 6 companies to protect LGBT workers

February 18, 2009
THOMPSON AND NYC PENSION FUNDS PROMPT SIX COMPANIES TO PROTECT LGBT WORKERS

New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. and the New York City Pension Funds today announced that six Fortune 1000 companies have agreed to revise policies to specifically ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

The companies are among 30 targeted by Thompson and the Funds in an effort to improve workplace equality. To date, 72 companies have agreed to adopt the changes, 16 of which agreed to do so in recent months. Of those 16, seven of them already barred discrimination based on sexual orientation and agreed to now include gender identity. Full Story

Thompson unveils online system

February 18, 2009
THOMPSON UNVEILS ON-LINE SYSTEM FOR TRANSIT USERS TO SEARCH MTA’S PROPOSED SUBWAY, BUS CUTS

New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. today unveiled an on-line chart and map system to help transit users understand the potential impacts of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) proposed service cuts.

“The MTA has proposed drastic service cuts and a huge fare hike of 23% — both of which would severely burden New Yorkers,” Thompson said. “My office has created a chart and mapping system that allows New Yorkers to see exactly how the MTA’s proposed service cuts would affect their subway and bus lines.” Full Story

Bloomberg outlines 11 initiatives to support NYC financial sector

February 18, 2009
MAYOR BLOOMBERG OUTLINES 11 INITIATIVES TO SUPPORT NEW YORK CITY’S FINANCIAL SERVICES SECTOR AND ENCOURAGE ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert C. Lieber, Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) President Seth W. Pinsky and Small Business Services Commissioner Robert W. Walsh today announced 11 initiatives to help support New York City’s financial services sector and grow as a global center for business innovation and entrepreneurship. The Mayor made the announcement at 160 Varick Street, the site of the first City-sponsored business incubator, which will provide ready-to-use office space for about 100 entrepreneurs. Full Story

Statements from Quinn and de Blasio: Court Decision Upholding Lawful Source of Income Anti-Discrimination Law

February 18, 2009
STATEMENTS FROM SPEAKER CHRISTINE C. QUINN AND COUNCIL MEMBER BILL DE BLASIO REGARDING THE COURT DECISION UPHOLDING LAWFUL SOURCE OF INCOME ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAW

Today’s ruling is a victory in the effort to protect an individual’s right to housing, regardless of their financial circumstances.

Families across our city are stretching every dollar. Many have gone through the difficult process of receiving Section 8 vouchers or other government housing subsidies, only to find that the doors to a new home remain locked to them. Today, the courts have spoken, and for many families, it’s not a moment too soon. Full Story

Bloomberg and MTA announce 7 train Milestone

February 19, 2009
MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY ANNOUNCE MAJOR MILESTONE OF NUMBER 7 SUBWAY EXTENSION WITH LOWERING OF FIRST TUNNEL BORING MACHINE “CUTTER HEAD”

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert C. Lieber and Metropolitan Transportation Authority Executive Director and CEO Elliot G. Sander today announced the next phase of the Number 7 subway extension as the 100-ton tip of the tunnel boring machine was lowered into an assembly chamber under 11th Avenue. The first subway expansion in half a century, the $2.1 billion project – funded by the City and managed by the MTA – will spur development on Manhattan’s Far West Side, a major priority of the Bloomberg Administration. Full Story

Bloomberg Statement: Selection of Carrion

February 19, 2009
STATEMENT BY MAYOR BLOOMBERG ON THE SELECTION OF ADOLFO CARRION AS WHITE HOUSE DIRECTOR OF URBAN AFFAIRS

“Adolfo Carrion has been an important partner in some of our boldest projects and most innovative policies, and I congratulate him on his selection as White House Director of Urban Affairs.

“Whether it was the parkland funded through the construction of the water filtration plant in Van Cortlandt Park, community improvements included in the Yankee stadium project, assistance in forming the Bronx Family Justice Center, or the jobs created at the Gateway Center in the Bronx Terminal Market, Adolfo’s involvement made the projects better for the Bronx and its residents. He played an enormous role in the development of our South Bronx Initiative, a plan to revitalize an area that though it has made an impressive comeback still faces high rates of poverty. Adolfo’s commitment to fighting poverty is strengthened by his willingness to support innovative new approaches to entrenched urban problems and pursue sustainable development; he has been a strong voice for the environmental goals outlined in PlaNYC our vision of a greener, greater New York. Cities around the country face similar challenges to New York, and as mayors work together to address them, it’s encouraging to know that we will have such a strong ally within the White House.

“I am proud to see a Bronx native who once worked for the Department of City Planning and served as a pastor in his father’s church now head to the White House. In these challenging times, we need strong leaders more than ever, and while he will be missed in the Bronx, President Obama’s Administration will be gaining a real asset.”

PA Gotbaum, Elected Officials, Advocates: Mayor Bloomberg Must Change Course on Food Stamps

February 19, 2009
PA GOTBAUM, ELECTED OFFICIALS, ADVOCATES: MAYOR BLOOMBERG MUST CHANGE COURSE ON FOOD STAMPS

Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum today stood with elected officials and advocates to call on Mayor Bloomberg to change course on his decision to refuse a provision of the federal stimulus bill that would bring millions of dollars into the city. President Obama’s stimulus package includes a provision that suspends the limit on how long able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) can receive Food Stamps—now known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits—while they look for work. The Public Advocate’s office estimates, based on available information, that the city could lose roughly $155 million because of their refusal to accept this provision of the stimulus bill. Full Story

Thompson comments Carrion

February 19, 2009
COMPTROLLER THOMPSON COMMENDS CARRIÓN APPOINTMENT

“I wish to congratulate Borough President Carrión on his appointment as head of the White House Office of Urban Policy. I have known Borough President Carrión for more than a decade. During that time, he has been a great friend to me and the City of New York. From personal experience, I know that he is an excellent choice for this job.

I have worked with Borough President Carrión on a wide range of issues and to devise solutions to address problems that affect urban areas. He is uniquely qualified to carry out President Obama’s promise to make sure that federal dollars targeted to urban areas are spent on the highest-impact programs. I am confident that Borough President Carrión will be a strong advocate for the City throughout his tenure in Washington.”

Thompson to Mayor: Don’t punish the vulnerable

February 19, 2009
THOMPSON TO MAYOR: DON’T PUNISH OUR CITY’S MOST VULNERABLE

New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. joined with Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum, City Council Members Bill de Blasio, John Liu, and Eric Gioia, and hunger advocates today to call on Mayor Bloomberg to institute a change to the city’s food stamp program enabling able-bodied adults without dependants to receive the benefit for an extended period during this recession. Full Story

Thompson Statement: His FCRC Vote against IMPARK

February 19, 2009
THOMPSON STATEMENT ON HIS FCRC VOTE AGAINST IMPARK

“The city’s proposal to allow ImPark to operate parking facilities at Citi Field is unwise and could create unnecessary risks for the city.
Last July, my office conducted an audit of New York Skyports, Inc. lease, which revealed significant structural defects and “catastrophic” conditions at the site’s parking garage. ImPark managed the Skyports garage. Full Story

Thompson urges FDNY-EMS to disclose plans

February 19, 2009
THOMPSON URGES FDNY-EMS TO DISCLOSE PLANS TO ADDRESS CLOSURES OF TWO QUEENS HOSPITALS

In a letter to Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, which can be viewed at www.comptroller.nyc.gov, Thompson wrote: “These closures are scheduled to take place by the end of this month, yet there has been no meaningful effort by your office to educate the surrounding communities about how these closures will impact the health and safety of area residents including transition plans for ‘911’ emergency medical response and treatment services.” Full Story

Mayor Bloomberg Launches MEDIANYC 2020

February 20, 2009
MAYOR BLOOMBERG LAUNCHES MEDIANYC 2020

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert C. Lieber, Economic Development Corporation President Seth W. Pinsky, and Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting Commissioner Katherine Oliver launched MediaNYC 2020, a program to address the economic challenges facing the media industry. MediaNYC 2020 will convene a series of workshops and panel discussions with industry leaders from print, television, and Internet media aimed at creating a better understanding of what the media industry will look like in 2020 and how the City and private sector can work together to maintain and enhance New York City’s position as an leader. Full Story

Speaker Quinn to Honor Milk’s Oscar Nominated Producer

February 20, 2009
SPEAKER QUINN TO HONOR MILK’S OSCAR NOMINATED PRODUCER

On Thursday, June 18th, Speaker Christine C. Quinn will honor the Oscar Nominated Executive Producer of the acclaimed movie Milk during the City Council’s annual Pride ceremony at City Hall. Already earning an Academy Award for his work as a Producer on the movie American Beauty, Executive Producer Bruce Cohen will be honored for his work on the movie depicting the life of California’s first openly gay politician elected to office, Harvey Milk. Full Story

Public hearings for Week of February 23th, 2009

Zoning & Franchises Tony Avella, Chair
Monday, February 23, 9:30 AM
Committee Room – City Hall
Details: See Land Use Calendar Available Wednesday, February 18, 2009, in Room 5 City Hall
see agenda

Fire & Criminal Justice Services; Juvenile Justice Miguel Martinez, Sara M. Gonzalez, Chairs
Monday, February 23, 10:00 AM
Council Chambers – City Hall
Details:
Oversight – Violence Against Adolescents at Rikers Island Preconsidered Int ____ – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York in relation to requiring the commissioner of the department of correction to give a monthly report to the council regarding census data and violent incidents involving adolescents in city jails.

Preconsidered Int ____ – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York in relation to requiring the department of correction to develop a discharge plan for adolescents leaving city jails.
see agenda

Landmarks, Public Siting & Maritime Uses Jessica S. Lappin, Chair
Monday, February 23, 11:00 AM
Committee Room – City Hall
Details: See Land Use Calendar Available Wednesday, February 18, 2009, in Room 5 City Hall
see agenda

Planning, Dispositions & Concessions Daniel R. Garodnick, Chair
Monday, February 23, 1:00 PM
Committee Room – City Hall
Details: See Land Use Calendar Available Wednesday, February 18, 2009, in Room 5 City Hall
see agenda

Immigration Kendall Stewart, Chair
Monday, February 23, 1:00 PM
Hearing Room – 250 Broadway, 16th Floor
Details: Oversight – Ethnic Print Media and New York City’s Immigrant Communities
see agenda

Land Use Melinda R. Katz, Chair
Tuesday, February 24, 10:00 AM
Committee Room – City Hall
Details: All items reported out of the subcommittees AND SUCH OTHER BUSINESS AS MAY BE NECESSARY

Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse & Disability Services; Drug Abuse G. Oliver Koppell, Annabel Palma, Chairs
Tuesday, February 24, 10:00 AM
Council Chambers – City Hall
Details: Oversight – An examination of the state of drug policy and addiction in New York City, with a focus on reforming the Rockefeller Drug laws
see agenda

Health * Addition Joel Rivera, Chair
Tuesday, February 24, 12:45 PM
Committee Room – City Hall
Details: Proposed Int 818-A – By Council Member Lappin, Brewer, Comrie, James, Koppell, Liu, Stewart, White, Jr., Gerson, Garodnick, Foster and Arroyo – A LOCAL LAW – To amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring posters with information on food allergy in food service establishments.
see agenda

Sanitation & Solid Waste Management; Consumer Affairs; Health Joel Rivera, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Robert Jackson, Chairs
Tuesday, February 24, 1:00 PM
Council Chambers – City Hall
Details:
Int 57 – Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the sale of reconditioned mattresses and to the creation of a Bed Bug Task Force.

Int 872 – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the disposal of mattresses and furniture.

Proposed Int 873-A – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to establish a bed bug technique training program for pest control.

Res 1414 – Resolution calling on the New York State Department of State to promulgate standards and rules concerning the sanitization of mattresses that include requirements sufficient to eradicate bedbugs in reconditioned mattresses before their sale.
see agenda

Aging; Civil Service & Labor; Higher Education; Small Business David Yassky, Charles Barron, Larry B. Seabrook, Maria del Carmen Arroyo, Chairs
Wednesday, February 25, 10:00 AM
Council Chambers – City Hall
Details: Oversight: Retraining Older Adults for the 21st Century Workforce
see agenda

Education; Public Housing Robert Jackson, Rosie Mendez, Chairs
Wednesday, February 25, 10:00 AM
Hearing Room – 250 Broadway, 14th Floor
Details: Oversight: Educational Outcomes for Students living in NYCHA Housing Developments
see agenda

Environmental Protection James F. Gennaro, Chair
Wednesday, February 25, 10:00 AM
Hearing Room – 250 Broadway, 16th Floor
Details: Oversight – The Sustainability of Biofuels Proposed Int 684-A – A Local Law – To amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the use of ultra low sulfur diesel fuel in diesel-powered generators used in the production of films, television programs and advertisements, and at street fairs in New York City.

Proposed Int 919-A – A Local Law – To amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to coordination between the department of buildings and other governmental agencies when development is proposed for the city’s coastal and water-sensitive inland zones.
see agenda

Consumer Affairs Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Chair
Wednesday, February 25, 10:00 AM
Committee Room – City Hall
Details: Int 660 – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to buyers of consumer debt.
see agenda

Transportation John C. Liu, Chair
Wednesday, February 25, 1:00 PM
Council Chambers – City Hall
Details: Int 907 – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing a grace period for certain parking violations.
see agenda

General Welfare Bill de Blasio, Chair
Wednesday, February 25, 1:00 PM
Committee Room – City Hall
Details: Oversight – Proposal to Assist Job Training Participants (JTPs) Obtain Permanent Employment
see agenda

Community Development Albert Vann, Chair
Wednesday, February 25, 1:00 PM
Hearing Room – 250 Broadway, 16th Floor
Details: Oversight – Commission on Economic Opportunity’s Young Adult Internship Program

Cultural Affairs, Libraries & International Intergroup Relations * Addition Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Chair
Wednesday, February 25, 2:00 PM
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Details: Tour: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Location: 515 Malcolm X Boulevard New York, NY 10037-1801
see agenda

Rules, Privileges & Elections * Addition Diana Reyna, Chair
Thursday, February 26, 10:00 AM
Council Chambers – City Hall
Details:
M 1290 – Communication from the Mayor – Submitting the name of Michael S. Phillips, M.D. to the Council for its advice and consent regarding his appointment to the Board of Health, Pursuant to Sections 31 and 553 of the City Charter.

M 1299 – Communication from the Richmond County Republican Committee – Submitting for the Advice & Consent of the Council, the name of John P. Sipp, Jr., for appointment as the Richmond County Republican Commissioner of Elections, pursuant to Section 3 ? 204 (2) of the Election Law. AND SUCH OTHER BUSINESS AS MAY BE NECESSARY
see agenda

Stated Council Meeting
Thursday, February 26, 1:00 PM
Council Chambers – City Hall

Waterfronts; Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Alan J. Gerson, Michael C. Nelson, Chairs
Friday, February 27, 10:00 AM
Committee Room – City Hall
Details: Oversight – New Developments at Governor’s Island
see agenda

Youth Services Lewis A. Fidler, Chair
Friday, February 27, 10:00 AM
Hearing Room – 250 Broadway, 14th Floor
Details: Agenda to be announced
see agenda

Sanitation & Solid Waste Management * Addition Robert Jackson, Chair
Friday, February 27, 1:00 PM
Council Chambers – City Hall
Details: Int 840 – By Council Members Comrie, James, Nelson, Palma, White Jr. and Gerson (by request of the Mayor) – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to increasing fees for permits issued to operators of dumps, non-putrescible solid waste transfer stations and putrescible solid waste transfer stations, and establishing registration fees for intermodal solid waste container facilities.
see agenda

Technology in Government * Addition Gale A. Brewer, Chair
Friday, February 27, 1:00 PM
Committee Room – City Hall
Details: Oversight – A Review of the Compliance with Local Law 11 of 2003
see agenda

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