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File #: Int 2310-2021    Version: * Name: Report on suitable locations for installing public bathrooms.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 5/12/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to a report on suitable locations for installing public bathrooms
Sponsors: Mark Levine, Helen K. Rosenthal, Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Transportation and the Department of Parks and Recreation to submit a joint report to the Mayor and to the Speaker of the City Council, identifying at least one location in each New York City zip code suitable for installing a public bathroom. The Department of Transportation and Department of Parks and Recreation would need to consult with community boards and the public when considering the locations for installing a public bathroom. The report would also need to include the factors the agencies considered when choosing the locations for installing public bathrooms, costs and challenges associated with installing public bathrooms, and recommendations for installing public bathrooms and implementing any necessary safety measures for each location identified in the report to address any challenges associated with such installation.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2310, 2. Int. No. 2310, 3. May 12, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-12-21, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 12, 2021

Int. No. 2310

 

By Council Members Levine, Rosenthal and Kallos

 

A Local Law in relation to a report on suitable locations for installing public bathrooms

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Report. No later than June 1, 2022, the department of transportation shall coordinate with the department of parks and recreation to submit to the mayor and to the speaker of the council a report identifying at least 1 location in each zip code in the city where a public bathroom facility may be installed. The department of transportation and department of parks and recreation shall consider input from community boards and the public when determining such locations for pubic bathroom facilities. In addition to identifying appropriate locations for installing public bathroom facilities, such report shall include, but need not be limited to, the following information:

a. The factors considered in determining such locations are appropriate for installing public bathroom facilities;

b. Any safety measures necessary for installing and maintaining public bathroom facilities, including compliance with accessibility requirements;

c. The costs associated with installing and maintaining public bathroom facilities and implementing necessary safety measures;

d. Any challenges associated with installing and maintaining public bathroom facilities, including any community opposition; and

e. Recommendations for installing public bathroom facilities and implementing necessary safety measures for each location identified to address any challenges associated with such installation.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LS #17486

5/6/2021