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File #: Int 1664-2019    Version: Name: Requiring the office of food policy to formulate a 10-year food policy plan.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Economic Development
On agenda: 8/14/2019
Enactment date: 3/13/2020 Law number: 2020/040
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring the office of food policy to formulate a 10-year food policy plan
Sponsors: Vanessa L. Gibson, Mark Levine, Ben Kallos, Diana Ayala , Brad S. Lander, Justin L. Brannan, Andrew Cohen, Helen K. Rosenthal, Paul A. Vallone, Inez D. Barron, Carlina Rivera , Stephen T. Levin, Mathieu Eugene
Council Member Sponsors: 13
Summary: This bill would require the Mayor’s Office of Food Policy (MOFP) to consult with relevant agencies, community based organizations, community leaders and food system stakeholders that focus on food policy, food equity, food justice and food insecurity. The plan would set goals to reduce hunger, improve nutrition, increase access to healthy food, reduce food waste, develop and improve food and farm economies, and increase urban agriculture and sustainability. The MOFP would also be required to submit to the Mayor, the Speaker of the Council, and post on its website a report assessing the city’s progress toward the identified goals.
Indexes: Report Required, Sunset Date Applies
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1664-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1664, 3. Int. No. 1664, 4. August 14, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-14-19, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - August 14, 2019, 7. Committee Report 9/18/19, 8. Report - Growing Food Equity in New York City, 9. Hearing Testimony 9/18/19, 10. Hearing Transcript 9/18/19, 11. Proposed Int. No. 1664-A - 2/7/20, 12. Committee Report 2/10/20, 13. Hearing Transcript 2/10/20, 14. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 15. February 11, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 16. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-11-20, 17. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 11, 2020, 18. Int. No. 1664-A (FINAL), 19. Fiscal Impact Statement, 20. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 21. Local Law 40
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3/13/2020AVanessa L. Gibson City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
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2/10/2020*Vanessa L. Gibson Committee on Economic Development Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Int. No. 1664-A

 

By Council Members Gibson, Levine, Kallos, Ayala, Lander, Brannan, Cohen, Rosenthal, Vallone, Barron, Rivera, Levin and Eugene

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring the office of food policy to formulate a 10-year food policy plan

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 20-i of the New York city charter, as added by a local law for the year 2020 amending the New York city charter, relating to the office of food policy, as proposed in introduction number 1666 for the year 2019, is amended by adding a new subdivision d to read as follows:

d. Food policy plan. 1. The office of food policy shall develop a comprehensive 10 year food policy plan no later than 180 days after the effective date of this section. The office shall consult, as the director deems appropriate, agencies, community based organizations, and community leaders and other stakeholders that focus on issues including but not limited to food policy, food equity, food justice and food insecurity in developing this plan. Such plan shall, at a minimum, make recommendations relating to:

(a) Reducing hunger;

(b) Improving nutrition;

(c) Increasing access to healthy food;

(d) Reducing food waste;

(e) Developing and improving food and farm economies; and

(f) Increasing urban agriculture and sustainability.

2. Such plan shall include implementation strategies for agencies to achieve the recommendations made pursuant to paragraph 1 of this subdivision and any other food policy recommendations made by the office of food policy, and benchmarks by which to measure the city’s progress.

3. No later than two years after the submission of the report required pursuant to this subdivision and every two years thereafter, the office of food policy shall prepare and submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council, and post on the office’s website, a report that describes the city’s progress toward the recommendations made pursuant to paragraph 1 of this subdivision and any other food policy recommendations made by such office.

§ 2. This local law takes effect upon the same date as a local law for the year 2020 amending the New York city charter, relating to the office of food policy, as proposed in introduction number 1666 for the year 2019, takes effect and is deemed repealed 12 years after it becomes a law.

 

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