BOMA Facts

The New York City Department of Buildings (DOB), under the leadership of their new Commissioner, Eric Ulrich, has initiated an effort to look for ways to streamline and otherwise improve its practices, procedures, and policies. The review is intended to lead to significant reforms, including potential amendments to local laws, rules, and regulations.

The effort, known as the Adam’s Commission, is pulling together approximately 70 stakeholders from throughout the City to participate in around a dozen working groups; each taking on a different aspect of DOB’s jurisdiction. The Adam’s Commission will meet over the course of 90-days, after which DOB staff will take the recommendations of the working groups to issue a report. After the report is issued, DOB will work with other agencies, the City Council, and the Mayor’s Office to implement those recommendations.

Both BOMA New York Executive Director Lori Raphael and Director of Legislative Affairs Daniel Avery are serving on various working groups. To date, DOB staff seem open to pursuing suggestions from stakeholders and willing to initiate appropriate reforms in large part to improve customer service across the agency.

To hear more about this effort, and about Commissioner Ulrich’s vision for DOB in general, you can attend BOMA New York’s Annual Leadership Breakfast on November 16th at Club 101, where the Commissioner will deliver a keynote address. To register for the event, click here.