Cozen O’Connor: The New York Note – Friday, March 16

This Week in New York – Preliminary Budget Hearings, Chief Technology Officer Steps Down, and a Legislation Update

The New York Note

Preliminary Budget Hearings 
This week, the City Council held seventeen preliminary budget hearings. The Council will continue to review the FY19 preliminary budget at public hearings that will focus on specific agencies as well as the City’s capital budget. The full schedule of hearings on the FY19 preliminary budget can be found on the Council’s website (subject to change). During this time, the Council will also be working to develop their formal response to the FY19 preliminary budget, which will be released shortly after all public hearings conclude.
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De Blasio Administration Departure:
Miguel Gamino, the city’s Chief Technology Officer steps down
In an interview with StateScoop on Wednesday, the city’s Chief Technology Officer Miguel Gamino announced that he will depart the de Blasio administration to start a new project centered on “a people centric approach to civic technology”. The outgoing CTO did not provide further details on his next venture, but will remain in the administration a few more weeks. Mayor de Blasio has yet to name Gamino’s replacement. 
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Legislation

As of today, the Council has introduced 721 pieces of legislation, 30% of all bills have been referred to the Committee on Environmental Protection, Committee on Housing and Buildings or the Committee on Transportation. Thus far, hearings have been held on only 21 of the 712 bills. The Council is expected to introduce new legislation at the next stated meeting on March 21st. 

Legislation this Session:

 

*The Council has 38 committees in total 

 

 

Council Member Ydanis Roriguez, chair of the Committee on Transportation, has introduced more legislation than any other council member. Council Members Steven Matteo and Rory Lancman, chairs of the Committee on Standards and Ethics and Committee on Justice System, respectively, are tied for second. 

 

City Council Hearings: Week of 3/19/18

Next Week’s Preliminary Budget Hearings: *subject to change

Name  Date Time Location Topic
Committee on Governmental Operations 3/19/2018 10:00 AM Committee Room - City Hall Preliminary Budget Hearing - Governmental Operations
Committee on Public Safety 3/19/2018 10:00 AM 250 Broadway - Committee Rm, 14th Fl. Requiring the PD to submit reports on the enforcement of marijuana possession.
Committee on Housing and Buildings 3/19/2018 1:00 PM Council Chambers - City Hall Multiple meeting items, please see Meeting Details for more information
Committee on Health 3/20/2018 10:00 AM Committee Room - City Hall Preliminary Budget Hearing - Health
Committee on Finance 3/20/2018 10:00 AM Council Chambers - City Hall
Jointly with the Subcommittee on Capital Budget
Preliminary Budget Hearing - Finance
Subcommittee on Capital Budget 3/20/2018 10:00 AM Council Chambers - City Hall
Jointly with the Committee on Finance
Preliminary Budget Hearing - Capital Budget
Committee on Education 3/20/2018 1:00 PM 250 Broadway - Committee Rm, 14th Fl. Requiring the DOE to provide school-level data regarding students receiving special education services.
Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction 3/20/2018 2:00 PM Committee Room - City Hall Preliminary Budget Hearing - Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction
Committee on Justice System 3/20/2018 2:00 PM 250 Broadway - Committee Rm, 14th Fl. Preliminary Budget Hearing - Justice System
Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses 3/21/2018 9:45 AM Council Chambers - City Hall Landmarks, 8 West 230th St (Taxi and Limousine Commission Office), Bronx (N180239 PXX)
Committee on Land Use 3/21/2018 10:00 AM Council Chambers - City Hall Landmarks, 8 West 230th St (Taxi and Limousine Commission Office), Bronx (N180239 PXX)
Committee on Finance 3/21/2018 10:00 AM Committee Room - City Hall Multiple meeting items, please see Meeting Details for more information
City Council Stated Meeting 3/21/2018 1:30 PM Council Chambers - City Hall  
Committee on Education 3/22/2018 10:00 AM Council Chambers - City Hall Preliminary Budget Hearing - Education
Committee on Oversight and Investigations 3/22/2018 10:00 AM Committee Room - City Hall Preliminary Budget Hearing - Oversight and Investigations
Committee on Aging 3/23/2018 10:00 AM Council Chambers - City Hall Preliminary Budget Hearing - Aging

 


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