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File #: Int 1720-2017    Version: Name: Creation of a Hurricane Sandy recovery task force.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Recovery and Resiliency
On agenda: 9/27/2017
Enactment date: 11/17/2017 Law number: 2017/213
Title: A Local Law in relation to the creation of a Hurricane Sandy recovery task force
Sponsors: Mark Treyger, Carlos Menchaca, Alan N. Maisel, Vincent J. Gentile, Ben Kallos, Margaret S. Chin, Helen K. Rosenthal, Daniel Dromm , Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 9
Summary: This bill would require the creation of a task force to report on the recovery efforts by city agencies following Hurricane Sandy and provide recommendations that may prepare the City for future natural disasters.
Indexes: Council Appointment Required, Other Appointment Required, Oversight, Report Required
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1720-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 1720, 4. Int. No. 1720, 5. September 27, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Proposed Int. No. 1720-A - 10/11/17, 7. Committee Report 10/11/17, 8. Hearing Testimony 10/11/17, 9. Hearing Transcript 10/11/17, 10. Committee Report 10/16/17, 11. Hearing Transcript 10/16/17, 12. Fiscal Impact Statement, 13. October 17, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 14. Int. No. 1720-A (FINAL), 15. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-17-17, 16. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 17. Local Law 213, 18. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 17, 2017
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11/17/2017AMark Treyger Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
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10/16/2017*Mark Treyger Committee on Recovery and Resiliency Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/16/2017*Mark Treyger Committee on Recovery and Resiliency Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
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10/16/2017AMark Treyger Committee on Recovery and Resiliency Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/11/2017*Mark Treyger Committee on Recovery and Resiliency Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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10/11/2017*Mark Treyger Committee on Recovery and Resiliency Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/27/2017*Mark Treyger City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Int. No. 1720-A

 

By Council Members Treyger, Menchaca, Maisel, Gentile, Kallos, Chin, Rosenthal, Dromm and Ulrich

 

A Local Law in relation to the creation of a Hurricane Sandy recovery task force

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                           Section 1. a. There is hereby established a Hurricane Sandy recovery task force to analyze the recovery efforts in New York city in response to Hurricane Sandy and make specific recommendations to the mayor and council for preparing the city for future recovery efforts.

                     b. Such task force shall consist of 15 members as follows:

                     (1) The director of the mayor’s office of housing recovery operations, who shall serve ex officio, or his or her designee;

                     (2) The director of the mayor’s office of recovery and resiliency, who shall serve ex officio, or his or her designee,;

                     (3) Seven members appointed by the speaker of the council and six members appointed by the mayor, provided that of such thirteen members there shall be at least one resident of each borough.

                     c. The members of such task force to be appointed by the mayor and the speaker of the council shall be appointed within 120 days of the enactment of this local law.

                     d. At the first meeting of such task force, the task force shall select a chairperson from among its members by majority vote of the task force.

                     e. Any vacancy in the membership of the task force shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.

                     f. Members of the task force shall serve without compensation.

                          g. No later than 12 months after the effective date of this local law, the task force shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council a report.

                     (1) The report required by this subdivision may include but need not be limited to an analysis of the city’s recovery efforts in response to Hurricane Sandy, including the provision of legal services, communications, case management, outreach efforts, including efforts to ensure culturally competent outreach, efforts to promote language access, policy shifts over time, the role of non-profit organizations, the availability of shelters that were accessible to people with disabilities and fully stocked, workforce development programs, health and hospitals funding and recovery, public housing recovery and other multi-family housing recovery, recovery efforts beyond single-family build it back, the damage incurred to public and private property, and the city’s efforts to repair such property.

                            (2) The report required by this subdivision shall include but need not be limited to evidence-based actionable recommendations for improving future recovery efforts in New York city, on the following topics: enhanced recovery case management and communication tools, standards for land use and neighborhood planning, housing design standards, proposed regulatory changes, damage assessments, implementation of immediate housing recovery programs, analyses of long-term recovery options, workforce development programs, health and hospitals funding, ensuring that all shelters are accessible to people with disabilities and fully stocked, the role of non-profit organizations, public housing and other multi-family housing recovery, recovery efforts beyond single-family build it back, and any other recommendations the task force deems appropriate.

                          h. The task force shall dissolve 60 days after submission of the report required by subdivision g of this local law.

      § 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

MAJ

LS# 11530

10/6/2017