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File #: Int 2202-2021    Version: * Name: Requiring the dept of cultural affairs to provide greater transparency on department spending.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations
On agenda: 1/6/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring the department of cultural affairs to provide greater transparency on department spending.
Sponsors: Mark Treyger, Farah N. Louis
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) to submit to the Speaker of the New York City Council and post on its website information regarding DCLA’s spending to support cultural organizations and institutions as well as DCLA’s spending on direct agency expenses. The information should be provided no later than July 1, 2019 and on or before July 1 annually. The information would be disaggregated by zip code, borough, community board, and council district.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2202, 2. Int. No. 2202, 3. January 6, 2021 - Charter Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Charter Meeting 1-6-21

Int. No. 2202

 

By Council Members Treyger and Louis

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring the department of cultural affairs to provide greater transparency on department spending.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Chapter 67 the New York city charter is amended by adding a new section 2508 to read as follows:

                     § 2508. Funding information. a. For purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

                     (1) “Program funding” means funding administered through the department’s Cultural Development Fund, or any successor program.

                     (2) “Cultural institution funding” means funding to a member of the Cultural Institutions Group.

                     (3) “Capital funding” means funding to support design and construction projects and major equipment purchases.

                     (4) “Capacity-building funding” means funding to help small, community-based organizations serving low-to-moderate income populations through the Community Arts Development program, or any successor program.

                     b. Not later than July 1, 2019 and on or before July 1 annually thereafter, the department shall submit to the speaker of the council and post on the department’s website a report on the department’s spending to support organizations and institutions and information on the department’s spending on direct agency expenses. Such report shall include, but not be limited to the following, disaggregated by zip code, borough, community board, and council district:

                     (1) the name of the organization or institution receiving funding;

                     (2) the amount the department allocated to the organization or institution in the previous fiscal year;

                     (3) the type of funding provided by the department to the organization or institution, including but not limited to program funding, cultural institution funding, capital funding, or capacity building funding.

                     § 2.                     This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

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