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File #: Int 1058-2018    Version: Name: Developing an urban agriculture report.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 8/8/2018
Enactment date: 11/7/2021 Law number: 2021/121
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to developing an urban agriculture report
Sponsors: Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Justin L. Brannan, Mark Levine, Keith Powers , I. Daneek Miller, Robert F. Holden, Deborah L. Rose, Diana I. Ayala, Peter A. Koo, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Daniel Dromm , Fernando Cabrera , Barry S. Grodenchik, Kalman Yeger , James G. Van Bramer, Ben Kallos, Vanessa L. Gibson, Antonio Reynoso, Paul A. Vallone, Helen K. Rosenthal, Francisco P. Moya, Karen Koslowitz, Mark Treyger, Bill Perkins, Brad S. Lander, Mathieu Eugene, Adrienne E. Adams, Stephen T. Levin, Margaret S. Chin, Carlos Menchaca, Mark Gjonaj , Alan N. Maisel, Inez D. Barron, Laurie A. Cumbo, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Carlina Rivera , Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, James F. Gennaro, Farah N. Louis, Eric A. Ulrich, (by request of the Brooklyn Borough President)
Council Member Sponsors: 42
Summary: This bill would require the Office of Urban Agriculture to prepare an urban agriculture report by October 1, 2023 and every five years thereafter in cooperation with several stakeholders including relevant agencies, food policy educators, community gardens and urban farming businesses. The office would be required to conduct an annual accounting of the progress made towards the recommendations in the most recent report and update the Mayor and the Speaker on such progress each year.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1058-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1058, 3. Int. No. 1058, 4. August 8, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 08-08-2018, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - August 8, 2018, 7. Land Use Calendar & Agenda - June 11, 2019, 8. Committee Report 6/11/19, 9. Hearing Testimony 6/11/19, 10. Hearing Transcript 6/11/19, 11. Proposed Int. No. 1058-A - 10/1/21, 12. Land Use Calendar - October 7, 2021, 13. Committee Report 10/7/21, 14. Hearing Transcript 10/7/21, 15. October 7, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 16. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-7-21, 17. Fiscal Impact Statement
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11/8/2021AAlicka Ampry-Samuel City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/7/2021AAlicka Ampry-Samuel Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/7/2021AAlicka Ampry-Samuel City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/7/2021AAlicka Ampry-Samuel City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/7/2021*Alicka Ampry-Samuel Committee on Land Use Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/7/2021*Alicka Ampry-Samuel Committee on Land Use Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/7/2021*Alicka Ampry-Samuel Committee on Land Use Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/7/2021AAlicka Ampry-Samuel Committee on Land Use Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/11/2019*Alicka Ampry-Samuel Committee on Land Use Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/11/2019*Alicka Ampry-Samuel Committee on Land Use Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2018*Alicka Ampry-Samuel City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2018*Alicka Ampry-Samuel City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1058-A

 

By Council Members Ampry-Samuel, Cornegy, Brannan, Levine, Powers, Miller, Holden, Rose, Ayala, Koo, the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), Rodriguez, Dromm, Cabrera, Grodenchik, Yeger, Van Bramer, Kallos, Gibson, Reynoso, Vallone, Rosenthal, Moya, Koslowitz, Treyger, Perkins, Lander, Eugene, Adams, Levin, Chin, Menchaca, Gjonaj, Maisel, Barron, Cumbo, Salamanca, Rivera, Brooks-Powers, Gennaro, Louis and Ulrich (by request of the Brooklyn Borough President)

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to developing an urban agriculture report

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision c of section 20-a of the New York city charter, as added by a local law for the year 2021 relating to establishing an office of urban agriculture and an urban agriculture advisory board, as proposed in introduction number 1663 for the year 2019, is amended by adding new paragraphs 5 and 6 to read as follows:

5. No later than October 1, 2023, and no later than October 1 of every fifth year thereafter, prepare an urban agriculture report, in cooperation with relevant agencies and stakeholders, including but not limited to food policy educators, representatives from community gardens and urban farming businesses. Such report shall address, but not be limited to, the following issues related to urban agriculture: (i) resources including but not limited to support for existing and potential urban agriculture spaces as well as current policies and regulations related to urban agriculture, (ii) classification and prioritization of urban agriculture uses, (iii) opportunities for expanding the availability of healthy food in low-income neighborhoods, (iv) the integration of urban agriculture into the city’s conservation and resiliency plans, and (v) youth development and education opportunities with regard to local food production. Such report shall be submitted to the mayor and speaker of the council and posted on the city’s website.

6. Update the mayor and the speaker of the council, and post on the city’s website, an annual accounting of the progress made on the recommendations, initiatives and priorities identified in the most recent report prepared pursuant to paragraph 5 of this subdivision. The first such update shall be completed no later than October 1, 2024.

§ 2. This law takes effect the same day as a local law for the year 2021 amending the New York city charter, relating to establishing an office of urban agriculture and an urban agriculture advisory board, as proposed in introduction number 1663 for the year 2019, takes effect.

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