senate Bill S6669

2011-2012 Legislative Session

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

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Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
Mar 22, 2012 advanced to third reading
Mar 21, 2012 2nd report cal.
Mar 20, 2012 1st report cal.402
Mar 08, 2012 referred to cities

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Mar 20, 2012 - Cities committee Vote

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Cities Committee Vote: Mar 20, 2012

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S6669 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9562
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
New York City Charter
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง668, NYC Chart

S6669 - Bill Texts

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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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BILL NUMBER:S6669

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:
New bill.

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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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6669

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 8, 2012
                               ___________

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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14742-01-2

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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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