Bill S3610-2013

Directs the board of standards and appeals in the city of New York to mail a copy of each application for a variance to property owners within 1 mile

Directs the board of standards and appeals in the city of New York to mail a copy of each application for a variance to property owners within 1 mile of the affected property.

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Actions

  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO CITIES
  • Jun 21, 2013: COMMITTED TO RULES
  • May 23, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 22, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 21, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.694
  • Feb 7, 2013: REFERRED TO CITIES

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Cities - May 21, 2013
Ayes (6): Lanza, Ball, DeFrancisco, Grisanti, Avella, Breslin

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3610

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring the board of standards and appeals to forward a copy of each application to vary the zoning resolution or for a special permit to each owner of real property within one mile of the land to which such application applies

PURPOSE: Directs the board of standards and appeals in the city of New York to mail a copy of each application for a variance to property owners within one mile.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one amends paragraph 1 of subdivision a, and subdivision b and c of section 668 of the New York city charter, paragraph 1 of subdivision a and subdivision b as amended by local law number 102 of the city of New York for the year 1977, and subdivision c as amended by a vote of the people of the city of New York at the general election held in November 1989.

Section two is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Informing and serving the public are two of the major responsibilities of local government. By directing the Board of Standards and Appeals in New York City to mail a copy of each application for a variance to property owners within one mile, the public well-being will be increased. By being informed, the public will have a greater opportunity to voice their opinions on and prepare for any changes that may take place to the area in which they reside. In addition, this small action by the Board of Standards and Appeals would increase government transparency and public disclosure leading to the further betterment of the lives of area residents.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.6669 - 3rd Reading Calendar/A.9562 Referred to Cities.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law, and shall apply to proposals and applications filed with the board of standards and appeals on or after such date.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3610 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 7, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities AN ACT to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring the board of standards and appeals to forward a copy of each application to vary the zoning resolution or for a special permit to each owner of real property within one mile of the land to which such application applies THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph 1 of subdivision a, and subdivisions b and c of section 668 of the New York city charter, paragraph 1 of subdivision a and subdivision b as amended by local law number 102 of the city of New York for the year 1977, and subdivision c as amended by a vote of the people of the city of New York at the general election held in November 1989, are amended to read as follows: 1. Each proposal or application shall be filed with the board of stan- dards and appeals, which shall forward a copy within five days to the community board for each community district in which the land involved, or any part thereof, is located, and to the borough board if the proposal or application involves land located in two or more districts in a borough; AND SHALL DELIVER A COPY THEREOF, BY FIRST CLASS MAIL, WITHIN FIVE DAYS TO EACH OWNER OF REAL PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN ONE MILE OF THE LAND INVOLVED. b. The recommendation of a community board or borough board pursuant to subdivision a of this section shall be filed with the board of stand- ards and appeals and [a copy] COPIES sent to the city planning commis- sion TO EACH OWNER OF REAL PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN ONE MILE OF THE LAND INVOLVED. The board of standards and appeals shall conduct a public hearing and act on the proposed application. A decision of the board shall indicate whether each of the specific requirements of the zoning
resolution for the granting of variances has been met and shall include findings of fact with regard to each such requirement. c. Copies of a decision of the board of standards and appeals and copies of any recommendation of the affected community board or borough board shall be filed with the city planning commission. Copies of the decision shall also be filed with the affected community or borough boards. IN ADDITION, A COPY OF THE DECISION SHALL BE SENT BY FIRST CLASS MAIL TO EACH OWNER OF REAL PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN ONE MILE OF THE LAND INVOLVED. S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law, and shall apply to proposals and applications filed with the board of standards and appeals on or after such date.

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