Tuesday, March 14, 2017


  On March 15, Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, Deputy Leader, will chair a Housing and Buildings Committee oversight hearing on the Fiscal 2018 preliminary operating and capital budgets for the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the Fiscal 2018 preliminary operating budget for the Department of Buildings (DOB).  The committee will hear testimony from HPD Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer, DOB Commissioner Rick Chandler, and interested members of the public. 

The committee will examine all components of HPD's $903 million dollar expense budget, and $3 billion dollar capital budget, along with details and progress related to Mayor de Blasio's Housing Plan. The committee will also receive updates on the progress related to the DOB's One City Built to Last initiative, improvements to its permit filing system and how DOB will address the increase in construction related accidents and injuries. 

The oversight budget hearing will be preceded by a vote on Council Member Elizabeth Crowley's unlicensed electrical work bill. Intro 0247, would increase the penalties for performing electrical work without a required license.

WHO: Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, HPD Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer,DOB Commissioner Rick Chandler, Council Member Elizabeth Crowley

WHAT: Budget Oversight Hearing / Committee Vote 

WHERE:  Committee Room in City Hall.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 15 @9:45 a.m.

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