New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

Introduction 1391-2016: Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) Financial Expertise

This bill would require that at least one staff member of the Board of Standards and Appeals be a state certified general appraiser with expertise analyzing and auditing real estate investments.

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By Council Members Kallos, Koslowitz, Richards and Gentile

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to qualifications of staff members of the board of standards and appeals

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Section 661 of the New York city charter is amended to read as follows:

§ 661. Staff, powers and duties. a. The executive director may appoint such engineers, architects, and experts and other officers and employees as may be required to perform the duties of his or her office, with the approval of the board and within the appropriation provided therefor.  The executive director shall also appoint at least one staff member who shall be a state certified general appraiser and a member of the Appraisal Institute with expertise analyzing and auditing real estate investments, with the approval of the board and within the appropriation provided therefor.

b. The executive director shall assign and supervise all members of his or her staff. The executive director shall have prepared and presented matters before the board of standards and appeals in accordance with the rules, regulations and directives of such board, and shall prepare the calendar of such board.

§ 2.  This local law takes effect 90 days after enactment.

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