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(L.U. 236 and RES 586)
Introduced: 2004
Passed City Council: September 9, 2004
Passed Mayor: September 9, 2004

For the first time in 40 years, the city amended the zoning code as it relates to community facilities, buildings such as medical and dental offices and houses of worship. For decades, such buildings were not required to provide parking spaces for patrons. When zoning laws were first drafted, many neighborhoods had a local doctors office that served a relatively small number of patients, but today, medical facilities are often large practices with dozens of doctors. Also in the past, the amount of parking required for churches or synagogues was determined by the number of pews, and so some houses of worship avoided the regulations by using removable chairs. These institutions must now build parking facilities to match the buildings capacity.


How Councilmembers Voted :

48-Yes  0-No  0-Abstain  3-Absent

Name Party District Vote
Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.Democrat32Yes
Tony AvellaDemocrat19Yes
Maria BaezDemocrat14 Absent
Charles BarronDemocrat42Yes
Tracy L. BoylandDemocrat41Yes
Gale A. BrewerDemocrat6Yes
Yvette D. ClarkeDemocrat40Yes
Leroy G. Comrie, Jr.Democrat27Yes
Bill de BlasioDemocrat39Yes
Erik Martin DilanDemocrat37Yes
Simcha FelderDemocrat44Yes
Lewis A. FidlerDemocrat46Yes
Helen D. FosterDemocrat16 Absent
Dennis P. GallagherRepublican30Yes
James F. GennaroDemocrat24Yes
Vincent J. GentileDemocrat43Yes
Alan GersonDemocrat1Yes
Eric N. GioiaDemocrat26Yes
Sara M. GonzalezDemocrat38Yes
Robert JacksonDemocrat7Yes
Letitia JamesWorking Families35Yes
Allan W. Jennings, Jr.Democrat28Yes
Melinda R. KatzDemocrat29Yes
G. Oliver KoppellDemocrat11Yes
Andrew J. LanzaRepublican51Yes
John C. LiuDemocrat20Yes
Margarita LopezDemocrat2Yes
Miguel Martinez10Yes
Michael E. McMahonDemocrat49Yes
Gifford MillerDemocrat5Yes
Hiram MonserrateDemocrat21Yes
Eva Moskowitz4Yes
Michael C. NelsonDemocrat48Yes
James S. OddoRepublican50Yes
Annabel PalmaDemocrat18Yes
Bill PerkinsDemocrat9Yes
Madeline T. ProvenzanoDemocrat13Yes
Christine C. QuinnDemocrat3Yes
Domenic M. Recchia, Jr.Democrat47Yes
Philip ReedDemocrat8 Absent
Diana ReynaDemocrat34Yes
Joel RiveraDemocrat15Yes
James Sanders, Jr.Democrat31Yes
Larry B. SeabrookDemocrat12Yes
Helen SearsDemocrat25Yes
Jose M. SerranoDemocrat17Yes
Kendall StewartDemocrat45Yes
Peter F. Vallone, Jr.Democrat22Yes
Albert VannDemocrat36Yes
David I. WeprinDemocrat23Yes
David YasskyDemocrat33Yes


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