Approves invoice to help nontraditional employment for girls and gender non-conforming employees; Bronx Bruckner rezoning to supply 300+ items of housing, over half reasonably priced
Metropolis Corridor, NY – At present, the Council handed a historic legislative bundle making little one care providers extra accessible in New York Metropolis. The laws addresses systemic points with little one care, establishing a supplier listing, a pilot grant program, and planning processes to advance entry throughout the Metropolis. Baby care is crucial for households to make sure their youngsters obtain high quality care and dealing dad and mom can succeed within the workforce. Baby care is without doubt one of the largest challenges for working ladies, who skilled a few of the best job losses from COVID. Nationally, there are roughly 225,000 extra males within the labor power than earlier than the pandemic, however 427,000 fewer ladies. The kid care disaster has been exacerbated by the pandemic with the price of care solely growing. According to a report by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, by late January 2021, an estimated 519,000 New Yorkers weren’t working because of taking good care of a baby at dwelling. This legislative bundle is the newest set of payments handed by the Metropolis’s first women-majority Council, led by the primary Black Speaker and first mom and grandmother within the place.
“Baby care stays one of many largest challenges for working ladies and households throughout New York Metropolis,” mentioned Speaker Adrienne Adams. “Increasing reasonably priced, accessible, and high-quality little one care on a common foundation has at all times been a high precedence for this Council. With the passage of this unprecedented legislative bundle, our metropolis will assist households get the care they want for his or her youngsters whereas boosting our economic system and restoration. Our historic women-majority Council is demonstrating but once more that when ladies lead and prioritize options, our households and communities profit.”
The kid care legislative bundle is as follows:
Introduction 242-A, sponsored by Council Member Jennifer Gutiérrez, would require the creation of a Marshall Plan for Mothers activity power to review and develop suggestions on find out how to help working moms and caregivers. The duty power can be required to submit a report with suggestions inside one 12 months of the duty power’s convening.
“Ladies who go away the workforce to care for his or her youngsters will lose greater than $480k of their lifetime, cash households desperately want. New York Metropolis is within the midst of a childcare disaster, which signifies that ladies and caregivers are experiencing an financial disaster,” mentioned Council Member Jennifer Gutiérrez. “Whereas this bundle of payments doesn’t remedy the entire issues dad and mom and suppliers face at this time, they’re a sign to the Metropolis and the administration that this Council is severe about addressing the economic system of care and is taking the primary steps in the direction of a real imaginative and prescient of common childcare.”
Introduction 477-A, sponsored by Council Member Crystal Hudson, would set up a baby care activity power to look at find out how to make little one care extra reasonably priced and accessible for households within the metropolis, and find out how to present further help and funding to little one care suppliers and employees. The duty power can be required to submit a report that features suggestions for making little one care within the metropolis extra reasonably priced and accessible.
“The prohibitive prices of kid care damage our communities, stifling the expansion of native economies, hindering our efforts to shut the gender wage hole, and stopping our youngest college students from receiving important early childhood training,” mentioned Council Member Crystal Hudson. “With the passage of Int. 477, we’re taking a historic step towards guaranteeing little one take care of all and meaningfully and tangibly addressing the lingering results of the pandemic felt disproportionately by ladies –– and ladies of coloration, particularly –– throughout the 5 boroughs. Common little one care will assist slim this persistent hole, ushering extra ladies again into the workforce and guaranteeing dad and mom do not need to decide on between their households and their careers. As a part of my Black Agenda for New York Metropolis, I referred to as for a common childcare system in New York Metropolis. And I’m proud to have delivered on that promise and labored to make sure the Council follows via as effectively.”
Introduction 485-A, sponsored by Council Member Julie Menin, would require the Division of Well being and Psychological Hygiene (DOHMH) to coordinate with the Division of Data Expertise and Telecommunications (DOITT) to create a listing of kid care applications within the metropolis, together with a hyperlink to details about little one day cares run by the State which are situated within the Metropolis. The listing can be obtainable within the designated citywide languages.
Introduction 486-A, sponsored by Council Member Julie Menin, would set up a Baby Care Advisory Board, which might be liable for conducting research on and issuing experiences associated to little one care within the metropolis, together with offering an annual evaluation of the wants of kid care applications within the metropolis, and the Metropolis’s progress in the direction of offering common little one care.
Introduction 487-A, sponsored by Council Member Julie Menin, would require the Administration to create a web-based portal that gives data on little one care subsidies. The portal would enable a person to entry details about subsidies together with eligibility necessities, and directions on find out how to apply, primarily based on data supplied by the person. The portal would additionally embody the types wanted to use for every subsidy, together with any digital types obtainable that could be submitted on-line via the portal. The portal can be obtainable within the designated citywide languages.
Introduction 488-A, sponsored by Council Member Julie Menin, would require the Administration to create a baby care grant pilot program for little one care applications within the metropolis in want of help. To be eligible, a baby care program would should be at vital threat of closure or displacement, and meet software and different necessities established by the administering company. The Administration can be required to submit an annual report back to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council on grants awarded pursuant to this system, and proposals for growth.
Introduction 489-A, sponsored by Council Member Julie Menin, would require DOHMH to develop steering for homeowners of actual property concerning the ability necessities for a kid care program and make such steering obtainable on its web site. The steering would even be required to point that property homeowners could also be eligible for a tax abatement in the event that they meet sure necessities pursuant to state legislation.
Decision 69, sponsored by Council Member Julie Menin, would name upon the New York State Legislature to go, and the Governor to signal, laws supporting the availability of monetary help to households and little one care suppliers to make little one care extra accessible and reasonably priced.
“At present is a historic second the place we’re passing the Common Childcare Act which is able to make New York Metropolis the primary metropolis within the nation to implement common little one care. Over 375,000 employees have been pushed out of the workforce in recent times as a result of they’ll’t afford childcare and that is fully unacceptable,” mentioned Council Member Julie Menin. “As a mom of 4, I’m thrilled that Speaker Adams has superior my bundle of childcare payments for at this time’s vote. New York Metropolis is setting a precedent throughout the nation that Common Childcare can be realized and that folks will not have to decide on between their job and little one care.”
The Council additionally handed Introduction 179-A, sponsored by Council Member Francisco Moya. This invoice would require an workplace designated by the Mayor to undergo the Council and publish on-line a report containing details about the function of ladies and gender non-binary, non-conforming, and intersex employees in nontraditional careers no later than July 1, 2023. This report would assessment the function of ladies and gender non-binary, non-confirming and intersex employees in nontraditional careers, which might embody industries which have historically employed a better proportion of male workers, together with the development, utility, upkeep, inexperienced and transportation industries. The report can be developed in session with numerous metropolis companies, people who’re presently employed in a nontraditional office, who work at unions or organizations conducting related work or analysis and at the very least one consultant from a college or comparable educational establishment with educational expertise and experience within the research and evaluation of labor markets and coverage.
The Council additionally handed the next:
2080 McDonald Avenue Rezoning – The Jackson Group seeks a zoning map modification to rezone the north and south sides of Avenue S between McDonald Avenue and Lake Road from M1-1 and R5B to C4-4L and associated zoning textual content modification to designate a Necessary Inclusionary Housing Space in Appendix F of the Zoning Decision (Choice 1 and a couple of). These actions would facilitate the event of a proposed new eight-story, roughly 120,625 sq. ft. combined use constructing to incorporate 66 housing items; roughly 22 reasonably priced below MIH, 67 parking areas, 3,953sq ft. of neighborhood facility area and 18,783 sq. ft. of floor ground business area. The Council is modifying the appliance to take away the websites south of Avenue S from the rezoning space (this portion is inside Council Member Ari Kagan’s district), in Council Members Kalman Yeger’s district.
Bruckner Websites Rezoning – The Throggs Neck Associates, LLC seeks a zoning map modification from current R4A/C1-2, R4A, R4-1/C2-4 and R4-1 districts to R6A/C2-4 and R6A districts from current R4-1 district to R5B district and a associated zoning textual content modification to switch Appendix F of the zoning decision to map a brand new Necessary Inclusionary Housing space. These actions would facilitate the event of 4 new mixed-use buildings. It should embody a complete of 349 housing items; 98 completely reasonably priced below MIH, 99 income-restricted items for seniors (together with 30 of the completely reasonably priced items below MIH), and 25 items for veterans; 309 parking areas, a grocery retailer, senior middle, youth neighborhood middle, retail, and veterans’ providers, in Council Member Marjorie Velázquez’s district.
705 Tenth Avenue – DEP Web site – The New York Metropolis Division of Housing Preservation and Growth (HPD) proposes an city growth motion space program and tax exemption software to facilitate the event of a brand new eight-story mixed-use constructing with roughly 157 reasonably priced housing items, ground-floor neighborhood facility, and an open area space to be operated by the New York Metropolis Division of Parks, in Council Member Erik Bottcher’s district.
The Landmarks Preservation Fee’s designation of Cambria Heights 222nd and 227th Streets Historic Districts – a remarkably cohesive and distinctive group of row homes constructed within the Storybook fashion, in Council Member Nantasha Williams’ district.
78-46 Metropolitan Avenue Rezoning – Dr. Robert Thomas requests approval of a zoning map modification from the prevailing R5 zoning district to an R5D/C2-3 zoning district within the Center Village neighborhood in Queens. These actions will facilitate the enlargement of an current one-story constructing with two further tales, two housing items and a veterinary medication workplace situated on the bottom ground, in Council Member Robert F. Holden’s district.
79-18 164th Road Rezoning – Dr. Mikhail Kantius proposes a zoning map modification to rezone seven tons, together with the applicant’s property at 79-18 164th Road, within the Hillcrest neighborhood in Queens. A portion of the rezoned space would change from an R4/C1-3 zoning district to an R4/C2-3 zoning district, and one other portion would change from R5D/C1-3 to R5D/C2-3. These actionswill facilitate a business overlay that can enhance the business retail within the space and produce an current nonconforming medical laboratory into conformance with the zoning, in Council Member James F. Gennaro’s district.
40-25 Crescent Road Rezoning – Crescent Road Associates, LLC, seeks a zoning map modification and zoning textual content modification to rezone an current M1-2/R5B District to a M1-2/R6A District, and to determine a Necessary Inclusionary Housing Space (MIH) within the Lengthy Island Metropolis neighborhood in Queens. These actions would facilitate a brand new seven-story mixed-used constructing to incorporate 233 housing items, together with roughly 60 reasonably priced below MIH, floor ground business area, and floor ground industrial area for the Rosenwach Tank Firm, the present proprietor of the location. The Council is modifying the appliance to strike MIH Choice 2 and add the Deep Affordability Choice, in Council Member Julie Gained’s district.
Proposed Introduction 655-A, sponsored by Council Members Justin Brannan and Lincoln Restler, would authorize a rise in annual expenditures by three Enterprise Enchancment Districts:
- The Fifth Avenue Affiliation
- The Columbus-Amsterdam BID
- The Court docket-Livingston-Schermerhorn BID