This bill would require the Fire Department (FDNY) to report to the Council on the effect of rezonings that took place in the City between 2002 and 2013 on fire protection and emergency medical services (EMS) resources. The bill would require FDNY to report on the impact of such rezonings on its personnel, equipment, vehicle and station location needs.
Int. No. 745
By Council Members Borelli, Cabrera and Holden
A Local Law in relation to requiring the fire department to report on the effect of rezonings between 2002 and 2013 on department resources
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Report on effect of rezonings between 2002 and 2013 on fire department resources. a. Definitions. For purposes of this local law, the following terms have the following meanings:
City. The term “city” means the city of New York.
Department. The term “department” means the fire department.
EMS. The term “EMS” means the bureau of emergency medical services within the department.
b. No later than October 1, 2018, the department, in consultation with the department of city planning, shall submit to the council a report on the effect of significant rezonings that took place in the city between the years 2002 and 2013, inclusive, on department resources. Such report shall also include data on the effect of such rezonings on the department’s EMS resources. The department, in consultation with the department of city planning, shall determine what constitutes a significant rezoning.
c. Such report shall include, but need not be limited to, the following information:
1. Each significant rezoning that took place in the city between 2002 and 2013, inclusive, including the year, borough, formal and commonly known names of the area, major streets and avenues covered by the rezoning and total area in square miles covered by the rezoning;
2. For each such rezoning, a brief description of the type of rezoning that took place, including any substantial changes in zoning district classification and the rationale for the rezoning; and
3. For each such rezoning, the impact of such rezoning on the department’s needs in terms of fire protection personnel and staffing, equipment, vehicles and station locations, with a separate category including information on the impact of such rezoning on the department’s needs in terms of EMS personnel and staffing, equipment, vehicles and station locations.
§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.