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Proposed Rules: Open to Comments

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Comment By: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule 

The Office of Citywide Events Coordination and Management (OCECM), Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO) administers New York City’s permit system for street activities, block parties and fairs. 

Each year SAPO issues permits to over 200 street fairs and over 5,000 other events, most of which  include the use of multiple blocks over several days, the erection of structures, the vending of food, apparel and other goods and the use of amplified sound and the performance of music.  Events like these require additional police officers which increases overtime costs to the City.  These events also divert police officers from core crime fighting, public safety and counter terrorism duties. 

To more effectively deploy police resources and control overtime costs, the New York City Police Department has requested that SAPO exercise its discretion temporarily to deny permits for additional events scheduled for calendar year 2020.  The proposed rules will authorize SAPO to deny permits to these events only if the event was not held in the calendar year 2019. Events that received permits in calendar year 2019 will be eligible to receive permits again in calendar year 2020.

Subject: 

Street Fair Moratorium

Location: 
Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings
100 Church Street, 12th Floor Hearing Room A
New York, NY
Contact: 

No contact

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Final Rule

The Office of Citywide Events Coordination and Management (OCECM), Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO) is charged with administration of the permit system for street activities, block parties and fairs.

Over two hundred SAPO-permitted street fairs and over 5,000 events occur annually within the City.  Almost all of these events involve permits for the use of multiple blocks over several days, the erection of structures, the vending of food, apparel and other goods and the use of amplified sound and the performance of music.  Such events require additional police presence and increase overtime expenditure by the City.  In order to effectively deploy police resources, the New York City Police Department has requested for the calendar year 2014 that SAPO exercise its discretion temporarily to deny permits for additional events that place an excessive burden on police resources and divert uniformed personnel from core crime fighting, public safety and counter terrorism duties.

In the interests of protecting the City and its inhabitants, these rules will authorize SAPO to deny permits to events scheduled for calendar year 2014, the anticipated effective date of the proposed rules, if the event was not held in the calendar year 2013, the year prior to the effective date of the proposed rules.

SAPO authority for these rules is found in section 1043 of the New York City Charter and Executive Order No. 105 of 2007.

 

Effective Date: 
Thu, 12/26/2013

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

Please see the SAPO website (http:\\www.nyc.gov/sapo) for the complete text of the adopted rule.

Effective Date: 
Mon, 08/20/2012

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

STATEMENT OF BASIS AND PURPOSE

 

The Office of Citywide Events Coordination and Management (OCECM), Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO) is charged with administration of the permit system for street activities, block parties and fairs.

 

Over two hundred SAPO-permitted street fairs and over 5,000 events occur annually within the City. Almost all of these events involve permits for the use of multiple blocks over several days, the erection of structures, the vending of food, apparel and other goods and the use of amplified sound and the performance of music. Such events require additional police presence and increase overtime expenditure by the City. In order to effectively deploy police resources, the New York City Police Department has requested for the calendar year 2013 that SAPO exercise its discretion temporarily to deny permits for additional events that place an excessive burden on police resources and divert uniformed personnel from core crime fighting, public safety and counter terrorism duties.

 

In the interests of protecting the City and its inhabitants, these rules will authorize SAPO to deny permits to events scheduled for calendar year 2013, the anticipated effective date of the proposed rules, if the event was not held in the calendar year 2012, the year prior to the effective date of the proposed rules.

 

 

Effective Date: 
Fri, 02/01/2013