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Record #: R2012-1117   
Type: Resolution Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 12/12/2012 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action: 5/20/2015
Title: Call for hearing(s) regarding progress report of projected and actual refuse/recycling collection results based on transition to grid system
Sponsors: Colón, Rey, Moreno, Proco Joe, Fioretti, Bob, Hairston, Leslie A., Pope, John, Balcer, James, Quinn, Marty, Foulkes, Toni, Thomas, Latasha R., Munoz, Ricardo, Maldonado, Roberto, Burnett, Jr., Walter, Ervin, Jason C., Suarez, Regner Ray, Waguespack, Scott, Mell, Richard F., Austin, Carrie M., Sposato, Nicholas, Reilly, Brendan, Arena, John, Moore, Joseph, Smith, Michele, Laurino, Margaret
Topic: COMMITTEE/PUBLIC HEARINGS - Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Attachments: 1. R2012-1117.pdf
Related files: R2015-407
RESOLUTION CALLING FOR A PROGRESS REPORT FROM
DEPARTMENT OF STREETS & SANITATION
 
WHEREAS, In a recent austerity measure, the Mayor directed the Department of Streets & Sanitation to eschew its 146 year policy of ward by ward refuse collection and establish a grid system of routes bordered by main streets and natural boundaries in the name of efficiency and cost savings; and
 
WHEREAS, Many Alderman and Ward Superintendents have questioned the efficacy and accountability of such a model and worry if this will adversely impact their ability to provide assistance with the daily emergencies that occur within a given ward; and
 
WHEREAS, It behooves this legislative body to closely monitor such a departure from a history of refuse collection that dates back to 1866; now therefore
 
BE IT RESOLVED That we, the undersigned members of the City Council gathered together this 12th Day of December, 2012 AD, do hereby request the Chair of the Budget and Governmental Affairs committee to convene a public hearing as soon as it can be scheduled to take testimony of the current Commissioner and staff of Streets & Sanitation providing a progress report and statistics regarding projected vs. actual refuse and recycling collection results as a result of the transition to the grid system as well as its impact on available fleet and staff to continue servicing street corner trash receptacles and other unexpected special sanitation services.
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED That suitable copies of this resolution be prepared and presented
to the Chair of the Budget and Government Affairs Committee and the Commissioner of Streets
& Sanitation       
 
 
RESOLUTION CALLING FOR A PROGRESS REPORT FROM
DEPARTMENT OF STREETS & SANITATION