Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Important Bill coming before the City Council Tomorrow - Intro 1063

Come to submit testimony in support of this important bill Oct. 8th 09, at 9:45am in City Council Chambers inside City Hall.
This was authored by Chinatown advocate Ed Ma with Councilman Alan Gerson and others.

This introduction was sent to CCRC by community leader Ed Ma of Community Board 1:

As a community advocate, I would make a testimony on "mandatory community
input for Capital construction Project", on this Thursday, October 8th, 2009, 10:00
AM at City Hall / City Council for public hearing.

This legislation, initially drafted by me, assisted and sponsored by
Councilman Alan Gerson, is to mandate that a public hearing could not be held unless DOT could conduct 6 consecutive community meetings within a 4 month period. Then permit would be issued to begin a public hearing on the construction.

Please join us for support, or you could make your own testimony also.

If the bill #1063 could pass, then all City construction projects in
Chinatown, neighbors and all City communities could have a public hearing through democratic process in meeting the community needs.

In addition, please share this news with your friends and welcome their
presence for support and testimony.
Ed Ma.

Int. No. 1063

By Council Members Gerson, Comrie, Foster, Gentile, Gonzalez, James, Lappin and Nelson

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to notice of major street construction projects.

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-101.2 to read as follows:

§19-101.2 Review of major street construction projects. a. For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall be defined as follows:

1. "Affected council member(s) and community board(s)" shall mean the council member(s) and community board(s) in whose districts a proposed major street construction project is to be located.

2. "Major street construction project" shall mean any street construction project by the department that is projected to alter motor vehicle volumes along the affected streets by ten percent or more.

b. The department shall forward major street construction project plans to affected council member(s) and community board(s). Each plan shall include, at a minimum, the cost of such project, a map showing the streets affected by such project, all traffic studies related to such project, and the projected start and end dates for such project.

c. Upon receipt of such plans, the affected council member(s) and community board(s) shall have thirty days to forward written comments, if any, to the department regarding such plans.

d. After receipt of comments, if any, from the affected council member(s) and community board(s), the department shall consider such comments and may incorporate changes, where appropriate, into its major street construction project plan.
e. The department shall forward either an amended major street construction project plan or notice that it will proceed with its original major street construction project plan to the affected council member(s) or community board(s) at least thirty days before starting construction on such project.

§2. This local law shall take effect sixty days after it is enacted into law.

1 comment:

elkue said...

Good luck tomorrow. I'm interested to see the DOT reaction, when the time comes.