Introduction 1393-2016 Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) Reporting on Variances

Date of Introduction: 
12/06/2016
Legislative Status: 
Plain English Summary: 

This bill would require the Board of Standards and Appeals to report information about applications for variances and special permits, and appeals of decisions regarding variances and special permits, to the Council twice per year, on dates approximately one and a half months prior to the mandated due dates for the Preliminary Mayor’s Management Report and the Mayor’s Management Report.

Legislative Text: 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring the board of standards and appeals to report on variances and special permits

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Chapter 27 of the New York city charter, as amended by local law 107 for the year 1993, is amended by adding a new section 670 to read as follows:

§ 670. Reports on variances and special permits. a. Not later than December 15, 2016 and no later than December fifteenth each year thereafter, the board of standards and appeals shall provide to the council and post on its website in a non-proprietary format that permits automated processing, a report regarding variances and special permits for the first four months of the current fiscal year. Such report shall include the following information for the reporting period, disaggregated by type of variance or permit: (1) the number of applications filed; (2) the number of applications for which a hearing was held; (3) the number of applications that were approved; (4) the number of applications that were denied; (5) the number of appeals filed; (6) the number of appeals granted; (7) the number of appeals denied; (8) the average length of time from when an application was filed to when a decision was made; and (9) the average length of time from when an appeal was filed to when a decision was made.

b. Not later than August 1, 2017 and no later than August first each year thereafter, the board of standards and appeals shall provide to the council and post on its website in a non-proprietary format that permits automated processing a report regarding variances and special permits for the entire previous fiscal year. Such report shall include the following information for the reporting period, disaggregated by type of variance or permit:

(1) the number of applications filed; (2) the number of applications for which a hearing was held; (3) the number of applications that were approved; (4) the number of applications that were denied; (5) the number of appeals filed; (6) the number of appeals granted; (7) the number of appeals denied; (8) the average length of time from when an application was filed to when a decision was made; and (9) the average length of time from when an appeal was filed to when a decision was made.

§ 2. This local law shall take effect immediately.

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.