On January 5, 2016, Local Law 2 of 2016 (“the Law”) was enacted. The Law empowers the Mayor of the City of New York (“the Mayor”) to authorize a program to reimburse qualifying nonpublic schools for the cost of procuring certain security services. By letter dated March 30, 2016, the Mayor authorized this reimbursement program for the 2016-17 school year. The Law also authorizes the Mayor to designate an agency or agencies to administer the reimbursement program. By letter dated March 10, 2016, the Mayor designated the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (“DCAS”) as the Law’s administering agency. Finally, the Law authorizes DCAS to promulgate rules for the administration of the reimbursement program.
The amendment to the rules:
Amends the date by which new and existing schools must submit their applications to participate in the reimbursement program for the 2017-2018 school year and for subsequent years in which the reimbursement program is authorized.
DCAS’s authority for these rules is found in sections 811 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and sections 10-172(c) and 10-172(m) of the Administrative Code of the City of New York.
In conjunction with rulemaking conducted by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), the Mayor’s Office is proposing to revise the process by which certain deed restrictions are modified or removed by the City of New York.
Deed restrictions are covenants that limit the uses of property. DCAS and other City agencies have imposed deed restrictions on thousands of properties throughout the City, both through the process by which City-owned properties are sold and also through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure.
These rules will add new layers of review regarding proposed amendments to certain deed restrictions. A committee composed of officials from the Mayor’s Office, Office of Management and Budget, and Office of the Corporation Counsel will review each proposed modification or removal of a deed restriction recommended for approval by DCAS before the proposed modification or removal is presented to the public and to the Mayor. The committee shall also determine the amount of any consideration required in connection with such proposed modification or removal. Requests for modification or removal presented to the committee for approval must also be approved by the Mayor to take effect. In addition, proposed modifications or removals of deed restrictions submitted to the Department of Housing Preservation and Development will be reviewed for approval by the Mayor or a Deputy Mayor who oversees housing and/or economic development.
The Mayor’s Office’s authority for this rule is found in Section 1043 of the New York City Charter.
The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) proposes to add a new Chapter 15 to Title 55 of the Rules of the City of New York, setting forth the process by which DCAS reviews requests to modify or remove deed restrictions for certain properties.
Deed restrictions are covenants that limit the uses of property. DCAS and other City agencies have imposed deed restrictions on thousands of properties throughout the City, both through the process by which City-owned properties are sold and also through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure. Because decisions concerning land use can have long-lasting effects, the process proposed in this rule recognizes the importance of land use to the City, ensures decisions to modify or remove deed restrictions are appropriate and reflect the City’s best interests, and increases the transparency of the decision-making process.
This rule sets forth the process that property owners requesting a modification or removal of a deed restriction from DCAS must follow, the information that DCAS must obtain and review when considering such requests, public notice and hearing requirements, and provisions related to the review and approval of such requests by additional City officials, including the Mayor.
DCAS’s authority for this rule is found in Sections 811 and 1043 of the New York City Charter.