File #: Int 1661-2017    Version: Name: Requiring the dept of city planning, dept of small business services, and the dept of parks and recreation to develop urban agriculture website.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted (Mayor's Desk for Signature)
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 7/20/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to requiring the department of city planning, department of small business services, and the department of parks and recreation to develop urban agriculture website
Sponsors: Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Ritchie J. Torres, David G. Greenfield, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Barry S. Grodenchik, Donovan J. Richards, Antonio Reynoso, Alan N. Maisel, Vincent J. Gentile, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Carlos Menchaca, Laurie A. Cumbo, Chaim M. Deutsch, Mark Treyger, Corey D. Johnson, Jumaane D. Williams, Daniel R. Garodnick, Stephen T. Levin, Mark Levine, Margaret S. Chin, James Vacca, Brad S. Lander, Mathieu Eugene, Karen Koslowitz, Andrew Cohen, Costa G. Constantinides, Fernando Cabrera , Deborah L. Rose, Ben Kallos, (by request of the Brooklyn Borough President)
Council Member Sponsors: 29
Summary: This bill would require the City to develop an urban agriculture website to promote the expansion of urban agriculture in the City. The website would be required to be active by July 1, 2018. The Department of City Planning, the Department of Small Business Services, and the Department of Parks and Recreation would be required to prepare content for the website. Agencies responsible for the construction and maintenance of the website would be required to issue a review of the website’s efficacy to the City Council by January 1, 2019.
Indexes: Oversight, Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1661-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1661, 3. Int. No. 1661, 4. Land Use Calendar - Week of October 23, 2017 - October 27, 2017, 5. Land Use Calendar - October 26, 2017, 6. Committee Report 10/26/17, 7. Hearing Testimony 10/26/17, 8. Hearing Transcript - Land Use 10-26-17, 9. Land Use Calendar - Week of December 4, 2017 - December 8, 2017, 10. REVISED - Land Use Calendar - Week of December 4, 2017 - December 8, 2017, 11. Proposed Int. No. 1661-A - 12/12/17, 12. Land Use Calendar - December 7, 2017, 13. Committee Report 12/7/17, 14. Hearing Testimony 12/7/17, 15. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 16. December 11, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 17. Fiscal Impact Statement
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/18/2017ARafael L. Espinal, Jr. Mayor Hearing Scheduled by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/11/2017ARafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/11/2017ARafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/7/2017*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Land Use Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/7/2017*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Land Use Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/7/2017*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Land Use Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/7/2017ARafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Land Use Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/26/2017*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Land Use Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/26/2017*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Land Use Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/20/2017*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/20/2017*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1661-A

 

By Council Members Espinal, Torres, Greenfield, Salamanca, Grodenchik, Richards, Reynoso, Maisel, Gentile, Cornegy, Menchaca, Cumbo, Deutsch, Treyger, Johnson, Williams, Garodnick, Levin, Levine, Chin, Vacca, Lander, Eugene, Koslowitz, Cohen, Constantinides, Cabrera, Rose and Kallos (by request of the Brooklyn Borough President)

 

A Local Law in relation to requiring the department of city planning, department of small business services, and the department of parks and recreation to develop urban agriculture website

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Urban agriculture website. An urban agriculture website shall be developed on nyc.gov or any successor website maintained by or on behalf of the city of New York and shall include such information as is set forth in subdivisions a and b of this section.  a. Commercial urban agriculture uses. The department of city planning and the department of small business services, in cooperation with other relevant agencies and stakeholders, including but not limited to food policy educators and representatives from urban farming businesses, shall prepare content for such urban agriculture website. Such content shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(i)                     zoning regulations for agricultural uses, including but not limited to, farms, greenhouses, nurseries and truck gardens;

(ii)                     assistance available from the department of city planning in obtaining information about specific properties;

(iii)                     a link to ZoLa (Zoning and Land Use Application) or its successor resource; and

(iv)                     other existing business resources relevant to urban agricultural businesses available from city agencies.

b. Community urban agriculture uses. The department of parks and recreation, in cooperation with other relevant agencies and stakeholders as needed, including but not limited to, food policy educators and representatives from community gardens, shall prepare content for such urban agriculture website. Such content shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(i)                     a list of existing urban agricultural spaces, and those city-owned spaces, which are available and potentially suitable for community urban agricultural use, including community gardens and urban farms. When compiling or revising such list, the department of parks and recreation shall consult with other relevant agencies, including the department of housing preservation and development and the department of citywide administrative services;

(ii)                     information on how such spaces can be established and supported; and

(iii)                     information on how produce grown on-site at community urban agriculture sites can be distributed within communities.

c. For purposes of the uses specified in subdivision a of this section, “commercial urban agriculture” shall be as determined by the department of city planning and the department of small business services. For purposes of the uses specified in subdivision b of this section, “community urban agriculture” shall be as determined by the department of parks and recreation.

d. The website specified in subdivisions a and b of this section shall be active no later than July 1, 2018. Relevant agencies responsible for the construction and maintenance of the website shall issue a review of the website’s efficacy to the city council due no later than January 1, 2019.  

§2.  This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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