Daily Archives: May 18, 2016

PBS News Hour video

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Wednesday on the NewsHour, the Obama administration orders sweeping overtime reforms. Also: The battle to drive the Islamic State from Libya, the new Veterans Affairs Department is plagued by old problems, what the presidential race means for November’s Congressional elections, why the Mount St. Helens eruption was a boon for biologists and how Mark Twain pioneered stand-up comedy.
PBS NewsHour videovideo


Mark Treyger on New York City agencies forum in Brooklyn. Video

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Mark Treyger ( District 47 – Council Member ) at John Dewey H.S. with support Brooklyn President Eric Adams, Hakeem Jeffries , Diane Savino, Pamela Harris, Bill Colton

List of New York City agencies:

The Department for the Aging (DFTA) provides support and information for older people (those over 60).
The Department of Buildings (DOB) enforces building codes and zoning regulations, issues building permits, and inspects new and existing buildings.
The Department of City Planning (DCP) sets the framework of city’s physical and socioeconomic planning.
The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) supports government recruitment, facilitates professional development trainings, manages government facilities and provides supplies and equipment.
The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) enforces consumer protection laws, licenses businesses, deals with consumer complaints, and participates in consumer education.
The Department of Correction (DOC, NYCD) is responsible for New York City’s inmates, housing the majority of them on Rikers Island.
The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) supports New York City’s cultural life, such as ensuring adequate public funding for non-profit cultural organizations.
The Department of Design & Construction (DDC) builds many of the civic facilities in New York City, and as the city’s primary capital construction project manager, provides new or renovated facilities such as firehouses, libraries, police precincts, courthouses and senior centers.
The Department of Education (DOE) manages the city’s public school system and is governed by the New York City Board of Education.
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) manages the city’s water supply.
The Department of Finance (DOF) is the revenue service, taxation agency and recorder of deeds.
The Sheriff’s Office (Sheriff) is the primary civil law enforcement agency of New York City and the enforcement division of the New York City Department of Finance.
The Fire Department (FDNY) provides fire protection, technical rescue, primary response to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards, and emergency medical services.
The Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is responsible for public health along with issuing birth certificates, dog licenses, and conducting restaurant inspection and enforcement.
The Department of Homeless Services (DHS) provides services to the homeless.
The Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) is the mayoral agency responsible for developing and maintaining the city’s stock of affordable housing.
The Human Resources Administration (Department of Social Services; HRA/DSS) is the mayoral agency in charge of the majority of the city’s social services programs.
The Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications (DoITT) oversees the city’s use of existing and emerging technologies in government operations, and its delivery of services to the public.
The Department of Investigation (DOI) is a law enforcement agency that serves as an independent and nonpartisan watchdog for New York City government.
The Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) provides secure and non-secure pre-conviction detention facilities for youths aged between 7 and 16.
The Law Department (Law) is responsible for most of the city’s legal affairs.
The Department of Parks & Recreation (Parks) is responsible for maintaining the city’s parks system, preserving and maintaining the ecological diversity of the city’s natural areas, and furnishing recreational opportunities for city’s residents and visitors.
The Police Department (NYPD) has primary responsibilities in law enforcement and investigation.
The Department of Probation (DOP) provides supervision for adults and juveniles placed on probation by judges in the Supreme, Criminal, and Family courts.
The Department of Records & Information Services (DoRIS) organizes and stores records and information from the City Hall Library and Municipal Archives.
The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is responsible for garbage collection, recycling collection, street cleaning, and snow removal.
The Department of Small Business Services (SBS) makes it easier for businesses in New York City to start, operate, and grow by providing free services to business owners, strengthening neighborhoods and commercial districts, and linking employers to a skilled and qualified workforce.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) is responsible for the management of much of the city’s transportation infrastructure.
The Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) supports youth and their families through a range of youth and community development programs, and administers city, state and federal funds to community-based organizations.

Non-mayoral agencies

The Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) conducts administrative hearings, overseeing the operations of four tribunals: the OATH Tribunal, the Environmental Control Board, the Health Tribunal, and the Taxi & Limousine Tribunal.
The New York City Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) regulates land use, development, and construction by reviewing and deciding on variances, special permits, and appeals from zoning, building, and fire regulatory decisions.
The Business Integrity Commission (BIC) regulates the private carting industry, businesses operating in the City’s public wholesale markets, and the shipboard gambling industry.
The Campaign Finance Board (CFB) is an independent, nonpartisan agency gives public matching funds to qualifying candidates in exchange for strict contribution and spending limits and a full audit of their finances.
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for oversight and development of the City’s emergency management plans.
The Independent Budget Office (IBO) is a publicly funded agency that provides nonpartisan information about the city’s budget and local economy to the public and their elected officials.
The Latin Media & Entertainment Commission (LMEC) advises the Mayor on business development and retention strategies for the Latin media and entertainment industry.
The Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) regulates medallion (yellow) taxicabs, for-hire vehicles (community-based liveries and black cars), commuter vans, paratransit vehicles (ambulettes), and certain luxury limousines.
The New York City Procurement Policy Board (PPB) regulates the procurement of goods, services, and construction that uses city money.
The New York City Franchise and Concession Review Committee (FCRC) regulates use of city-owned property.
The New York City Tax Appeals Tribunal conducts administrative hearings and hears appeals regarding city-administered taxes (other than real estate taxes).
The New York City Tax Commission reviews city-administered real estate taxes.
The New York City Banking Commission administers banking programs.
The New York City Loft Board regulates the legal conversion of certain lofts from commercial/manufacturing to residential use.
The New York City Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) regulates rents in the city.
The New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) is the board tasked with investigating complaints about alleged misconduct on the part of the New York City Police Department.
The New York City Board of Correction (BOC) regulates conditions of confinement, correctional health, and mental health care in city correctional facilities.
The New York City Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) enforces the city’s Human Rights Law.
New York City Community Assistance Unit
The New York City Clerk is the city clerk and clerk of the City Council.
The New York City Conflicts of Interest Board (COIB) is the city ethics board that enforces the Conflicts of Interest Law, Annual Disclosure Law, and Lobbyist Gift Law.
The New York City Art Commission (Design Commission) reviews permanent works of art, architecture, and landscape architecture proposed on or over city-owned property.
The New York City Civil Service Commission (CSC) is the local civil service commission and hears appeals by city employees and applicants that have been disciplined or disqualified.
The New York City Office of Collective Bargaining (OCB) regulates labor relations disputes and controversies with city employees, including certification of collective bargaining representatives, mediation, impasse panels, and arbitration.
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is the agency charged with administering the city’s Landmarks Preservation Law.
The New York City In Rem Foreclosure Release Board is authorized to reverse property tax foreclosures/seizures.
New York City Voter Assistance Commission

Other NYC Agencies

City University of New York
New York City Board of Education
New York City Economic Development Corporation
New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
New York City Housing Authority