Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/3/2022 1:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
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    1.ROLL CALL      Roll call Not available
    2.INVOCATION - Delivered by: Father Brian P. Dowd, St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, located at 9511 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209. Motion to spread the Invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Brannan.      Not available
    3.ADOPTION OF MINUTES - Motion that the Minutes of the Stated Meeting of October 12, 2022 be adopted as printed by Council Member Salamanca, Jr.      Not available
    4.MESSAGES & PAPERS FROM THE MAYOR - None      Not available
    5.COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY, COUNTY & BOROUGH OFFICES - None      Not available
    6.PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS - None      Not available
    7.LAND USE CALL-UPS – None      Not available
    8.COMMUNICATION FROM THE SPEAKER      Not available
    9.DISCUSSION OF GENERAL ORDERS      Not available
    10.REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES - None      Not available
    11.REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES      Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE      Not available
Res 0362-2022 *Justin L. Brannan Coupled on General OrdersConcerning the increase in the annual expenditure for the 125th Street and DUMBO Business Improvement Districts and the setting of the date, time and place for the hearing of the local law increasing the annual expenditure for such districts.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FIRE AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT      Not available
Int 0516-2022 AAdrienne E. Adams Amended and Coupled on General OrdersEstablishing a recruitment and retention plan for firefighters.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Fire Department, in consultation with the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, to develop and implement a plan regarding the recruitment and retention of individuals from populations that are underrepresented within the rank of firefighter. In doing so, the Department must: (i) identify and remediate obstacles faced in recruitment, examination, training, hiring and retention of individuals from populations underrepresented within the rank of firefighter, including consideration of racial and gender equity; (ii) recommend recruitment plans that encourage individuals from populations underrepresented within the rank of firefighter to apply to become a firefighter; and (iii) providing support for the recruitment and retention of individuals from populations that are underrepresented within the rank of firefighter. The Fire Department would also be required to post an annual report on its website that includes an overview of its recruitment and retention efforts, including reference to all related budgetary expenditures for such efforts, and the projected change in the percentage of firefighters from populations that are underrepresented within the rank of firefighter.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0519-2022 AJoann Ariola  Amended and Coupled on General OrdersRequiring a survey of permanent firehouse upgrades to establish a working environment that facilitates use by a mixed gender workforce.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Fire Department to survey each firehouse to determine the permanent facility upgrades necessary to facilitate use by a mixed gender workforce. Upon completion of the survey, the Department would be required to submit to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council, a report on the findings of the survey detailing permanent facility upgrades necessary at each firehouse, the feasibility of implementing such upgrades and any construction plans to make such upgrades. Additionally, the Department would be required, where practicable, to implement interim measures, including but not limited to the use of physical barriers, to accommodate a mixed gender workforce until permanent upgrades are made.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0552-2022 AKevin C. Riley Amended and Coupled on General OrdersReporting demographic information of members of the fire department at fire companies and special operations units.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Fire Department to submit to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council, and post on the Department’s website, an annual report on the number of employees assigned to each firehouse or special operations unit, disaggregated by gender and race or ethnicity, as well as the number of individuals who reside within the immediate service area of each fire company, disaggregated by gender and race or ethnicity.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0553-2022 AKevin C. Riley Amended and Coupled on General OrdersRequiring the fire department to plan and implement training on diversity, inclusion, anti-discrimination and anti-harassment.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Fire Department, in consultation with the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, to develop and implement a plan for providing ongoing training and education to all employees regarding diversity and inclusion; including training on the Department’s anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies. The Fire Department would also be required to post an annual report on its website regarding efforts taken to implement the such training.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0560-2022 ANantasha M. Williams Amended and Coupled on General OrdersRequiring the fire department to annually report on equal employment opportunity complaints.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Fire Department to submit an annual report to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council, and post such report on the Department’s website, on complaints filed with the Department’s Equal Employment Opportunity Office regarding potential violations of the City’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy. The report would include information on the number of complaints that resulted in corrective action taken by the Fire Department, further disaggregated by the form of corrective action, including but not limited to formal reprimand, fine, loss of pay or benefits, transfer, suspension, demotion and termination.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
    12.GENERAL ORDERS CALENDAR      Not available
     COUPLED ON GENERAL ORDERS CALENDAR      Not available
    ~coupledFINANCE      Not available
Res 0362-2022 *Justin L. Brannan~coupledGOConcerning the increase in the annual expenditure for the 125th Street and DUMBO Business Improvement Districts and the setting of the date, time and place for the hearing of the local law increasing the annual expenditure for such districts.Resolution    Action details Not available
    ~coupledFIRE AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT      Not available
Int 0516-2022 AAdrienne E. Adams~coupledA and GOEstablishing a recruitment and retention plan for firefighters.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Fire Department, in consultation with the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, to develop and implement a plan regarding the recruitment and retention of individuals from populations that are underrepresented within the rank of firefighter. In doing so, the Department must: (i) identify and remediate obstacles faced in recruitment, examination, training, hiring and retention of individuals from populations underrepresented within the rank of firefighter, including consideration of racial and gender equity; (ii) recommend recruitment plans that encourage individuals from populations underrepresented within the rank of firefighter to apply to become a firefighter; and (iii) providing support for the recruitment and retention of individuals from populations that are underrepresented within the rank of firefighter. The Fire Department would also be required to post an annual report on its website that includes an overview of its recruitment and retention efforts, including reference to all related budgetary expenditures for such efforts, and the projected change in the percentage of firefighters from populations that are underrepresented within the rank of firefighter.   Action details Not available
Int 0519-2022 AJoann Ariola ~coupledA and GORequiring a survey of permanent firehouse upgrades to establish a working environment that facilitates use by a mixed gender workforce.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Fire Department to survey each firehouse to determine the permanent facility upgrades necessary to facilitate use by a mixed gender workforce. Upon completion of the survey, the Department would be required to submit to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council, a report on the findings of the survey detailing permanent facility upgrades necessary at each firehouse, the feasibility of implementing such upgrades and any construction plans to make such upgrades. Additionally, the Department would be required, where practicable, to implement interim measures, including but not limited to the use of physical barriers, to accommodate a mixed gender workforce until permanent upgrades are made.   Action details Not available
Int 0552-2022 AKevin C. Riley~coupledA and GOReporting demographic information of members of the fire department at fire companies and special operations units.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Fire Department to submit to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council, and post on the Department’s website, an annual report on the number of employees assigned to each firehouse or special operations unit, disaggregated by gender and race or ethnicity, as well as the number of individuals who reside within the immediate service area of each fire company, disaggregated by gender and race or ethnicity.   Action details Not available
Int 0553-2022 AKevin C. Riley~coupledA and GORequiring the fire department to plan and implement training on diversity, inclusion, anti-discrimination and anti-harassment.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Fire Department, in consultation with the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, to develop and implement a plan for providing ongoing training and education to all employees regarding diversity and inclusion; including training on the Department’s anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies. The Fire Department would also be required to post an annual report on its website regarding efforts taken to implement the such training.   Action details Not available
Int 0560-2022 ANantasha M. Williams~coupledA and GORequiring the fire department to annually report on equal employment opportunity complaints.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Fire Department to submit an annual report to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council, and post such report on the Department’s website, on complaints filed with the Department’s Equal Employment Opportunity Office regarding potential violations of the City’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy. The report would include information on the number of complaints that resulted in corrective action taken by the Fire Department, further disaggregated by the form of corrective action, including but not limited to formal reprimand, fine, loss of pay or benefits, transfer, suspension, demotion and termination.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledGENERAL ORDERS CALENDAR      Not available
          Pass Not available
    13.INTRODUCTION & READING OF BILLS (SEE BELOW)      Not available
    14.DISCUSSION OF RESOLUTIONS      Not available
    15.RESOLUTIONS – None      Not available
    16.GENERAL DISCUSSION      Not available
    17.EXTENSION OF REMARKS      Not available
     INTRODUCTION AND READING OF BILLS      Not available
Res 0381-2022 *Alexa Avilés~SPONSORImmigrationCondemning the human trafficking of migrants.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0810-2022 *Erik D. Bottcher~SPONSORTransportation and InfrastructureNewsrack RequirementsIntroductionThe proposed legislation would establish standards regarding the placement and maintenance of newsracks.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0811-2022 *James F. Gennaro~SPONSORCivil and Human RightsVoiding no-rehire provisions in settlement agreements for persons aggrieved by unlawful discriminatory practices.IntroductionThis bill would void as contrary to public policy no-rehire provisions in settlement agreements under New York City’s human rights law. Existing no-rehire provisions would expire after five years. Agreements to end existing agency or employment relationships would still be permitted. Employers would also be permitted to terminate or refuse to rehire for non-discriminatory or non-retaliatory reasons.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0812-2022 *James F. Gennaro~SPONSORCivil and Human RightsExtending the statute of limitations for commencing a private cause of action under the city human rights law.IntroductionThis bill would increase from three years to six years the statute of limitations to file a civil action by persons aggrieved by unlawful discriminatory practices or acts of discriminatory harassment or violence under the city human rights law.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0382-2022 *Shahana K. Hanif~SPONSORImmigrationAfghan Adjustment Act (S. 4787/H.R. 8685)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0813-2022 *Robert F. Holden~SPONSORConsumer and Worker ProtectionEstablishing exemptions for third-party food delivery services from the limits on fees charged by such services on food service establishments.IntroductionThis bill would exempt a third-party food delivery service from the cap on fees it charges to a food service establishment if a delivery service offers an establishment: (i) the option to obtain delivery services for a fee consistent with all fee caps, and (ii) the option to be listed on the third-party food services platform for a fee consistent with the caps on delivery and transaction fees. This bill would also update the reporting requirements regarding the fee caps, requiring the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection to report on the effect of the exemptions on third-party food delivery services, food service establishments and third-party food delivery service workers.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0814-2022 *Shekar Krishnan~SPONSORHealthRequiring an annual report indicating the quantities and locations of automated external defibrillators placed in public places.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to issue a report on the quantities and locations of automated external defibrillators placed in public places.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0815-2022 *Julie Menin~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsRelation to the rules of construction for unspecified ranges of civil penalties.IntroductionThis bill would apply to provisions that set forth a range of penalty amounts for a violation, where there is a specified minimum amount and either a specified maximum or no specified maximum and the provision does not otherwise specify what amount within that range should be imposed. The bill would provide that all such provisions are to be construed as creating a default penalty for a first violation that is the lowest amount in the range. Agencies and officers of the City would not be able to impose any penalty higher than the default amount unless they establish by rule the factors that would justify the imposition of a higher penalty amount.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0383-2022 *Julie Menin~SPONSORCultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsRecognizing November 30 as Yerba Mate Day in the City of New York.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0384-2022 *Julie Menin~SPONSORSmall BusinessRecognizing the first Saturday after Thanksgiving as Small Business Saturday in New York City.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0816-2022 *Lincoln Restler~SPONSORTransportation and InfrastructureSuspending alternate side parking regulations on Tisha B’Av.IntroductionThis bill would suspend alternate side parking regulations on Tisha B’Av.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0385-2022 *Carlina Rivera ~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsRelates to the appointment and qualifications of members of rent boards. (S. 2856)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0386-2022 *Carlina Rivera ~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsImpose a fee on landlords who have residential dwelling units which remain vacant for an extended period of time. (A.5988)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available