Monday, October 31, 2011

NYC City Council Committee on Transportation Conducting Hearing on Tuesday November 1st, 2011 to Discuss Intros 629, 567 & 546

Here is news related to tomorrows NYC Transportation hearing were three bills will be introduced. If interested in what’s on the table or participating in tomorrows hearing, please do see the e-mail sent by NYC Council Speaker Quinn and NYC Transportation Chair James Vacca.

Dear New Yorker,

Next Tuesday, November 1st, at 1 pm in the 16th Floor Committee Room at 250 Broadway in Lower Manhattan, the New York City Council Committee on Transportation will be conducting a hearing on the following transportation-related bills:

Intro. 629: Introduced by Council Member James Vacca, this bill would require the Department of Transportation to report to the City Council and Mayor the number of pothole complaints received by the department, the time period the department uses as a target for completing repairs of potholes, the number of potholes repaired, the percentage of pothole repairs completed within the target period and the percentage of potholes repaired within fifteen days of the complaint.

Intro. 567: Introduced by Council Member James Oddo, this bill would require the Department of Transportation to post on its website information regarding the resurfacing and capital improvement of each city block, including: (i) what year each city block was last resurfaced or received capital improvement; (ii) the current rating for each city block pursuant to the department's street rating system as one of the following: satisfactory, in need of resurfacing, or in need of capital improvements; and (iii) for those streets in need of resurfacing or capital improvement, a reasonable approximation of when such maintenance will take place.

Intro. 546: Introduced by Council Member David Greenfield, this bill would prohibit the Department of Transportation and other city agencies from placing adhesive stickers on motor vehicles where the person has not been convicted of an offense.

As always, it is important for the City Council to hear from you and other New Yorkers when considering legislation and other important issues on behalf of the City, and anyone who wishes to is more than welcome to attend this hearing.

If you are interested in testifying and/or have any stories related to these bills that that you would like to share with us, please feel free to contact Nivardo Lopez in the City Council's Human Services Division at (212) 788-9087/

You can also email your comments and stories to us at, and we will be sure to forward them to the Committee's staff in advance of Tuesday's hearing.

Thank you in advance for any input or feedback you provide. Have a safe weekend and we will be sure to keep you posted on the outcome of our hearing.

Christine C. Quinn
New York City Council

James Vacca
Chair, Transportation Committee
New York City Council

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